My name is Thomas Chaves and I’m a professional Grip/Gaffer. I’ve been working in G&E for several years.

I also run a grip & electric company called, Mastershot Films. Every time I or one of my employees are hired, we show up to set with a full-sized cargo van, lights, and production equipment. We can also assist in additional equipment and prop pick-ups. For a complete list of the equipment we offer, please visit our website.

My goal is to work alongside NY’s most creative minds, helping them produce their stories, and learn a thing or two on in the process.

I was born and raised in Tenafly, NJ and was smart enough to move to NYC at the age of 20. I began working as an actor, AKA waiter and eventually made my way behind the camera. I still enjoy acting from time to time, but my passion is lighting.