Aduro is a film equipment rental house serving the greater Austin area. Founded in 2011 by gaffer Ben Oliver alongside partners Travis Varner and Jason Miller, it is a company based on years of experience in the industry with insider knowledge of specific needs and issues that may arise. This locally owned company is small enough to provide personalized attention to all clients, but large enough to have virtually everything a professional film production might need, with multiple trucks and trailer packages. In addition to equipment rentals Aduro offers crew including grip and gaffers, and will soon be looking to expand into studio rentals as well.
Ben Oliver is an experienced gaffer and lighting technician and has been working in the field since 2007 when he graduated from Southwesten University. Some of the productions he's worked on include Revolution, The Leftovers, and Battle Angel Alita. (See here for a more detailed list.) He is extremely passionate about his job both on set and off. In addition to managing the company and working on set, he and his wife have a 1 year old son.