About Us

Welcome to the Dog House

For over 20 years, Bad Dog Pictures has been St. Louis’ only full-service rental/production company. With first class, up-to-date cameras, lenses, lighting and grip equipment, multiple production trucks, and a fully equipped sound stage with amenities, we have everything you need to unleash your next production.

Our real strength comes from our staff of professionals who offer knowledgeable advice. Whether you need to rent a simple component or want us to organize a complex production, you can rest easy knowing you’re being assisted by staff that has lived in the production trenches.

Bad Dog offers personal service with “live operators standing by” to answer your questions and make suggestions.


Tom Petrie

Founder, Owner, DP

As the founder/owner and vintage DP of Bad Dog Pictures, Tom’s gifts are in production problem-solving and creative solutions. He has seen it all! He has an insatiable desire to discover the latest-of-late equipment and analyze what our clients want or need.

He has a keen eye for what’s developing in technology and he’s a leader in integrating that gear and techniques into his productions.

Ask him about his favorite bourbon.

Contact: tom@gobaddog.com

Derek Phillips

Head of Production

If you are a producer in St. Louis and you don’t know Derek, then you haven’t had a big production. There are very few production challenges Derek has not had to tackle.

With experience as a Line Producer, AD, Equipment Rental Manager, Producer and Director, Derek has seen all sides of production. You have a production question? He has the answer. You need a shoot organized? He dots every “I” and crosses every “T.” Boasts no job that he’s produced has ever lost money. #TrueFact

Ask him about Kuna meats. Seinfeld.

Contact: derek@gobaddog.com

Andy Volding

Rental Manager

Although Andy is home-grown, he started his career in New York working at several rental houses after cutting his chops as a PA, grip and electric as well as a bit of audio/video integration. All of this makes him the right guy to help you with all your equipment needs.

Andrew’s favorite things about the rental business; he gets to work and play with all the cutting-edge gear and equipment. His other favorite thing? Helping young filmmakers grow and find success.

Ask him about home theaters.

Contact: andy@gobaddog.com / (636) 789-1706

Anne Crabtree

Production Manager

Anne absolutely loves to be a part of the production world. She fully enjoys seeing projects that she helped pull together for TV, corporate theater and websites.

Whether it’s organizing a large job involving multiple cameras, lighting, and crew, she’s built a great reputation and relationship with her clients in St. Louis and beyond. She says, “when you solve a problem for a client, that’s the best feeling. It’s a good day.”

Ask her who is her favorite client. It could be you.

Contact: anne@gobaddog.com

Charlie Roberts

Rental Coordinator

Meet Charlie, the newest member of the Bad Dog team.

A Webster University Film graduate who doubles as a superhero for children’s parties in his free time!

A Saint Louis Native who can point you in the right direction for any shoot, Charlie brings a positive and knowledgeable attitude to our company.

Ask Charlie about his Nintendo GameCube collection.

Contact: charlie@gobaddog.com

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you, whether you’re looking to join our team, partner with us, or just say hello. Send us a note and we’ll get in touch.

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