Rebel Sun is a professional and creative collaboration of Gordon McIver and Cisco Rivera, who bring together more than 40 years of experience in lighting, grip, camera and specialized solutions. No matter the size, Rebel Sun guarantees that your project will get the attention it deserves.

We offer professional crews, on-time service, quality equipment and exceptional attention to detail. Our experience lighting films, commercials, industrials and photo shoots means we can solve problems on the fly and anticipate trouble to keep your production running on time and on budget.

Gordon McIver

Gordon arrived on the San Francisco film scene in August of 1994 and hit the ground running. In 1997, after two-and-a-half years of production and grip/electric training, he jumped into the role of Gaffer with the purchase of a two-ton grip truck and the formation of Rebel Sun Lighting and Grip. Since then he has beautifully illuminated over 10 feature films, extensive short narratives, music videos and still shoots, as well as hundreds of corporate videos. Gordon resides in Palo Alto with his wife and three children.


DP / Gaffer

Cisco graduated from the Academy of Art University with a Bachelor’s degree in Motion Picture and Television. He started working on set as a camera AC working with 16mm and 35mm film. After many years working as a loader and a 2nd AC on 35mm film, he moved over to 1st AC on independent features and music videos in Los Angeles. While working on set as a 1st AC, he started working as a Director of Photography on smaller projects on the side. After years of working in LA on the camera team, Cisco found his way back to the San Francisco Bay Area. Now he brings his passion to films and videos as a hybrid DP/Gaffer.