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About Us

FAA Part 107 Licensed and fully insured.

Don’t let the name fool you. At Furious Pugs, we love to fly and it shows. And we understand production needs from end-to-end. We provide comprehensive services on every job including permitting, waivers, schedule and budgeting for your creative, and of course getting you the shots that will take your project to the next level.

We have an expansive fleet of drones that can fit the needs of any project. From industry standards like the Mavic 3 Cine and Inspire 2 with Pro Res licenses and full complements of prime and zoom lenses, to our latest FPV racing drones that top out at over 130mph! We can deliver close quarter interior coverage in stunning 4k with the tiny Lumenier Freybott or commercial and feature grade footage with our large FPV Whoopmaster 6" that carries a Black Magic Pocket Cinema 6k, RED Komodo or similar cinema camera.

At Furious Pugs we pride ourselves on treating every job like it’s the only job. We love what we do, and we do it with a smile.

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Here are a few of the networks we've shot for recently:


What the Industry Says

"Furious Pugs is hands down the right drone company for all your production needs. Not only do they have the right gear for the right job but they work overtime to push the limits of drone photography. Their operators are professional, collaborative and willing to go the extra mile to get the shots needed. I’ve used them on all my TV series and plan to keep doing so. Plus who doesn’t love a pug! "
-Craig Armstrong
EMMY® Award Winning Executive Producer
Survivor - CBS, Top Gear America - Motor Trend / BBC America, Mr. Show - HBO, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - ABC

"No shot is un-accomplishable with Russell. He will fly into tight spaces, in and out of cars, even from the air into underwater. He loves his job too much, bad for him, good for me ;)"
-Ramy Romany
EMMY® Award Winning DGA Director & Cinematographer
Making the Cut - Amazon, The Ultimate Surfer - ABC, The Contender - NBC

"Russell and Furious Pugs are my first hire for drone. So easy to work with... always gets the shot."
-Tony Croll
2-time EMMY® Nominated DGA Director & Cinematographer
The Bachelorette - ABC, America's Next Top Model - CW, Hell's Kitchen - FOX

The Team

Rick Ringbakk

Rick Ringbakk


Rick is a two-time Emmy winner who has been producing television for 30 years. Rick’s experience ranges from The Amazing Race and The Olympics to wildlife documentaries, game shows, live concerts and reality series of every type. He has made series for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Discovery, MTV, TNT, TBS and others while filming in over 80 countries on 6 continents. Rick understands the challenges that come with every type of production and works with Producers to ensure a smooth process from pre-production through the final shot.

Rick Ringbakk

Russell Spurlock


Russell Spurlock is an expert pilot who has been flying for over 20 years. In 2012 he turned his skills to drones and hasn’t looked back. From Top Gear America to action sports, yachts, Major Network competition adventure to natural history, Russell has experience in almost every situation. He pilots and DPs on our Inspire 2s, and can put our FPV drones in the center of the most demanding action. Russell is night rated and able to pull waivers for pretty much any location and situation.


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Here's our latest publicly viewable reel:

Our Gear

We currently fly:

All of our FPV gear utilizes the DJI FPV system and we extend our range greatly using Crossfire and AXII 2 long range antennas from GetFPV.

DJI Inspire II drones with Zenmuse X5s and ProRes
DJI Inspire 2