Founded 15 years ago in Cancun, Riviera Maya Grip SA de CV is the only professional provider of Lighting, Grip & Electric east of Mexico City (2,500km). Our crew is fast, friendly and seasoned.
Local, Professional 8 Ton, 3.5 Ton & 1 Ton Grip Trucks are ready to go. Rental & Delivery of Lighting Grip & Electric Packages or a Single Bag & C-Stand.
Production Rentals: Coolers, Radios, Pop Up's, ProFotos & Beach Carts. Custom DIT/HMU & Art Workshop Trailers, too.
HMI's from 18k to 200w, LED's from Lupo & LitePanels, Jokers, Kinos, Tungsten from MaxiBrutes to little bitty StickUps. Profoto & Stills Support. Hydroflex lighting & safe power offshore and in jungle cenotes.
Our trucks and warehouse carry everything Grip - C-Stands to Crank-0-Vators, Rags, Bags, Boxes, Flags, Singles.
Dana & Dinky Dollies + Trost 2 Axis Slider. ABC & Trovato Jibs.
Stage Truss & Rigging, Rags from 20x down and professional crew.
Proprietary systems to power productions from muni, hotel, location and generators. Smart, fast hotel and muni hot taps with breaker systems and safe grounds. GFCI for beach and poolside projects.
Our inventory includes Hot Taps, Hotel Tie-Ins, 7 Silent Film Generators (Tow in & Truck Mount), 6 Honda eu2000i's & eu6500i w/jewelry. 2000' of 4/0 & 2/0 plus 4/5 wire snakes, Bates 60 & 100A whips.
We have 4x4's and Carts to get power and cable in most anywhere. No matter the size of the shoot, get safe, professional power from Riviera Maya Grip.
8 Ton Grip Truck 'Chato'. With a 2.5 ton lift gate this diesel Volvo FE6 Straight Truck is packed with production carts and your lighting compliment. Racked, the truck carries all size stands including 26 C-Stands, 12 Jr's & Combos, 3 Crankos, 50 25# bags, boxes, rags from 12x down, 500' 2/0 & 4/0 feeder, 200' @ Bates 60A & 100A whips, MSE & Custom 120/220v Distro, a fat Tungsten & Kino Package, Egripment Dinky Dolly & track. Just add the HMI's you need as a package or 'off the truck'.
3.5 Ton Grip Truck 'Bender'. Ideally sized for bigger 'run and gun', this diesel GMC Cube Truck carries a similar but pared down package as Chato, two magliners and a Tungsten & Kino Package. HMI's to suit. Moves freely in metros with no permitting needed, great for restricted access hotels and jungle. Completely customizable with the package that suits your needs.
1 Ton Grip Truck 'Leela'. Packed as you need, this GMC G3500e Cargo Van doubles as a Camera Transpo Truck up to 2500lbs. We usually pack Leela with a basic package of LGE and a magliner for interviews and smaller 'run & guns'.
As Owner/Operators we can set prices that work for you. We are FATCA compliant and a legal, Mexican Corporation with insurance on our vehicles, equipment and crew.
Chimera China Balls, Pancakes & Boxes with speed rings for 2k, 1K, V-lights. Chimera speed ring adapter for boxes to C-stand mount for lights with 10” diameter.
We are proud to be Mexico's provider of Hydroflex Underwater lighting with full offshore and cenote support systems. Backed with a Truss Cenote Bridge, 4x4's Trucks & Jeeps with bespoke power systems & a killer espresso machine.
Riviera Maya Grip is National Geographic (NAIA), BBC (alot), ZDF (Green Planet/Sleeping Giants) & GoPro's (Place of Fear), St. Thomas (Hurricanes) go-to-guys for the jungle & offshore.
Producing & Crewing
RMG has a long history of all of the above for BBC, Nat Geo (NAIA), MTV, Lime Pictures London (Geordie Shores), Armani, CB2, J. Crew, Whizz Kid (Ex on the Beach3), Corona and about 15 years more. That's a bunch of high end hotel productions, commercials, reality shows, chasing hurricanes, chasing crocodiles, under the jungle in cenotes, catalog and fashion.
Full talented Crews, HMU, DIT, Video Village, Sound, Camera, AC's, Transpo, Catering and Art Department / Props.
Permitting & Locations
We permit daily for film, stills and music events on local, state and national levels. INAH, CONANP, SEDETUR, TULUM and Beach Permits. There are ways to get it done right, keep your production safe - and it doesn't have to cost a fortune.
From ancient ruins to Miami Vice Villas on secluded beaches. Riviera Maya is coastal jungle and blue Caribbean vibes, Belize has 5 completely different geographic zones within 6 hours while the Yucatan has 400 years of architecture.
We just started a Prop Shop. Maria Noel, Mary Gebhardt from Velvet Eye - the one and only for Profoto and Stills Support, Denise Shenton, Merida Fashion Producer & Jordana Castro all came together to put a props inventory in the Studio at Puerto Morelos.
Currently under construction and under inventory, 'watch this space' for updates. Save yourself some stress with Stylists & shoppers who 'know where to go'.
Save yourself some money, too. Talk to Mary & Maria about putting your props into our inventory.
The Studio is compact and cmfortable. A 5x7meter (15xx21') white cyc with overhead grid and seamless hanger. To the side, a pre lit 7'x8' Green Screen, a 4'x8' Acrylic Product Table with overhead pantograph and a full size seamless wall.
Ramp access to trucks and Fab Yard.
Dedicated Make Up and Wardrobe areas behind the Green Screen with power and good worklighting.
The studio has a big couch, wifi, kitchenette, shower, washing machine, and an espresso machine.
Need to make Props? Build a Set? Our shop is stocked with Makita, Dewalt & Milwaukee. A large shop area with tools, tables, sawhorses, fans and plenty of power make work go fast.
Located right beside the studio you can handle most all of your Carpentry, Paint, Welding and Plasma cutting needs.
Two furniture upholsterers on opposite corners of the Studio block and a machine shop down the block on the left.
We have a flatbed truck and access to larger for bigger projects. Your Art Department can build it here.
1 Ton Chop Van 'Moche'. Designed for camera road work, Moche offers two decks, speed rail starters everywhere with air suspension. A geared down diesel 6.2 completes the package. Moche doubles as a mule to put generators anywhere.
4x4 Club Car. Beefed suspension, this is the ideal offroad mule for wicked terrain - ask Go Pro - or in hotel to pull a train of production carts to fast moving sets - or to move those sand bags, high rollers and coolers down the beach.
4x4 Toyota Fj40. Original paint, 1969 3-on-the-tree, beefed suspension, long range fuel tanks. Out performed our Unimog in very rough terrain. Hot, noisy and unstoppable.
4x4 Toyota Extra Cab. 6" Lift, 30", 3/4 Ton. Ideal for getting down the beach or out in the jungle with tanks, support and clients.
DIT/HMU Trailer 'Camello'. The Camel is a 6x10' racked and Air Conditioned trailer with a solid roof top deck. Awnings keep you cool, while you have either 220v or 120v power from Honda or Set Generators.
Production Workshop Trailer. This Haulmark 18' Toy Hauler is modified to serve as a complete workshop with air & power tools. Packed with the tools you need; Makita, Dewalt, Craftsman. Makes a great warehouse, too.
We accept Paypal, in situ Mastercard/Visa in Dollars or in Pesos on portable terminals, ABA/Swift/Clabe Wire Transfers. We are FATCA Compliant and we provide VAT/IVA Facturas from Mexico's SAT System.
With 30 years in the market, the Riviera Maya Grip Team is ready to get behind your project and push. Smart, bl-lingual experts are here to make your project effective, enjoyable and complete.
Our crew of experts in Lighting, Grip & Electric is ready to go.
8, 3.5 & 1 Ton Grip Trucks, Camera & 4x4 Specialty Vehicles, Run & Pax Vans, 4x4 All Terrain Golf Cart, HMU/DIT & Art Department Shop Trailer - all in the Riviera Maya, ready to go.
HMI's: 18k to 200w, Jokers & Hydroflex
LED's: Lupo Superpanels & LitePanels
Kinos: All sizes + Encapsulights
Tungstens: Maxibrutes to StickUps
Specialty Lights: Goya & Shadow
Full Grip including Carts of all types, C-Stands to Crank-o-Vators, bags, boxes & flags: we have full lighting and camera support in our Puerto Morelos Shop.
Video, Hoyo Negro Cenote, Mike Madden, Producer/UW Camera: "If you want it right, you get Riviera Maya Grip and Adair Crow"
Still + Video, Tulum, Dos Ojos Cenote, Jayde, Joon TV Producer: "Just wonderful, thank you for everything."
Producer Lorem IPSET, "You guys really, really helped. I mean, you really helped!"
Local Producers/LGE/Logistics/Permitting on 4 Year Feature Documentary + Ch 4 Series, Mexico, Jacquiline Farmer & Andy Byatt, Exec. Producers: "We love you, you guys were fantastic."
LGE/Permitting in Sian Ka'an Biosphere for Still + Video, Tulum, Johnny Patucchi, Producer: "You guys were just incredible. Thank you Riviera Maya Grip"
Local Producers, Fixers & LGE on 'Ex on the Beach 3', Akumal, Lisa McCormack, Producer: "The most fun I have ever had on a production"
Come by and see us and have an espresso while you check out your gear, the studio and our props. We provide everything from Lighting, Grip & Electric, ProFoto Strobes, Grip Trucks, Production Trailers, Hydroflex, HMI's, LED's, Kinos, Tungsten's, Locations & Permitting, Coolers, Pop Ups, Steamers, Irons, Radios, Honda & Bigger Generators, a Prop Inventory & 3000' sq. cyc studio, all at affordable prices. Riviera Maya Grip celebrates 15 years serving Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum in 2017.
In Puerto Morelos, between Cancun & Playa, just south of Cancun International Airport
Monday - Friday: 0800 - 1800hrs
Saturdays & Sundays: By appointment
Visa, Mastercard & Paypal Accepted