Before we introduce you to Nick Girgenti (Octane Productions) let’s first explain what the Red Program is if you missed our initial announcement and address a few other things.
The Red Program is our way to give a platform to up and coming talent. When Vurb started, the most sought after, almost untouchable camera in existence was the Red Epic. With a higher price tag than most cars it was the mark of success. Something we strived for every time we hit record. This program is a way to shed light on all the amateur filmmakers, writers, and photographers hoping to turn their craft into a career path, and eventually reach their own version of what the Red was to us.
There’s a rad generation of up and coming riders that we’re itching to work with, and the same serves true for creative talent and we were stoked to launch the program with a bad ass video from Seth Heggie featuring Brandon Walther and Sean Calderson at Underground in Texas.
Since the launch of the program we’ve had more emails we can handle from bad ass filmmakers, writers, and photographers from around the world. And, truth be told, we are small staff and haven’t been able to respond to hardly anyone, yet. We suck! But don’t worry, we will eventually get back to each and every one of you and look forward to selecting the next group of elite talent that will help us forge a new path in motocross.
Now let’s get to Nick.
Nick is originally from Long Island, New York. At the age of 18 he decided to invest in himself. He packed his truck and camper and drove down to ClubMX in South Carolina to chase his dream. I don’t know about you, but that takes some balls at just 18!
Although his main focus at the time was photography, video was always something Nick wanted to do since growing up he “was obsessed with Vurb videos.”
“So, I got a Panasonic GH5 to film videos on the side,” he told us. “After arriving at ClubMX for the open house event in 2017 and putting out my first Instagram edit quickly learned I wanted to get more involved in videography.”
After building some connections on the East Coast his next goal was to move West. He finally found the right opportunity and packed up, headed to Southern California and has been filming the local tracks ever since. He’s worked with riders such as Carson Mumford, Ryder DiFrancesco, Connor Ericsson, Jeremy Stenberg, Axell Hodges, and many more. He’s also had the pleasure working with brands such as Illusive Gloves.
Nick hit us up a last month about filming the Utah Regional. Unfortunately, it got a lot of rain so Nick wanted to know if he could go to the Loretta Lynn’s Regional at Pala, so we sent him on his way.
Look out for his video dropping later today or tomorrow. Why did Nick want to work with the Red Program, we’ll let him explain:
“I wanted to join the Red Program because the amount of hours I spent watching vurbmoto edits is insane. To think I can be a part of something that impacted my life and inspired me to do what I’m doing now is amazing. So hyped Vurb is back and excited to be a part of it!”
Nick has been working hard at selling his own apparel, which you can check out at www.octaneco.store and follow him on Instagram @octaneco. Like Nick’s work and want to see more? Support him. We can’t reiterate this enough: support those who support the sport.
If you have any interest in being part of the Red Program, please send links of your recent work to [email protected] with the subject line “Vurb Red Program.” We promise we’ll get back to you when we can.