Founder/CEO Brett Rapkin and US Ski Racing Legend Bode Miller  Austrian Alps, 2004

Founder/CEO Brett Rapkin and US Ski Racing Legend Bode Miller

Austrian Alps, 2004


FOR TWO DECADES WE'VE WORKED WITH THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETES AND BRANDS.

NOW WE PARTNER.


OUR STORY

In 2004, our CEO/Founder, Brett Rapkin, helped pioneer the genre of Athlete Driven Media when he spent an entire winter in the European alps traveling with the US Ski Team. There he created a weekly short form television series following ski racer Bode Miller through his historic World Cup Overall Championship season.

Originally having agreed to participate in just a single weekly interview, Bode ultimately invited Brett to travel with his team in order to get more and better footage. The racer also asked him to help produce/co-host his Sirius XM radio show on a weekly basis, while he racked up fourteen "Podium wins" during his breakthrough season.

This led to the name of Brett's first production company, Podium Pictures, in 2005.


In the years since, Podium has collaborated with a deep roster of athletes including Michael Phelps, Tom Brady, Steve Nash, David Beckham, Ernie Banks, Martina Navratilova, and Sandy Koufax.

Podium won an Emmy Award for its 2015 film Welcome to Dodgertown, and has been nominated for a total of six Emmys. Client work has included projects for NFL, NBA, MLB, UFC, Red Bull, GMC, Budweiser, and many others.

In 2014, Brett had the opportunity to document the entire "Draft Journey" of a small group of top NFL hopefuls, including current stars Anthony Barr and Sammy Watkins. The journey peaked, when Brett traveled with Watkins and his family straight from the NFL Draft to Buffalo for his introduction to the team. 

In August 2016, Brett fulfilled a lifelong dream by directing Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Safe Haven) and Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) in the feature film SPACEMAN, a biographical look at the legendary Boston Red Sox gonzo pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee. The film, which Brett also wrote and produced through Podium, was released internationally by Orion Pictures and Amazon.

 (L-R) Actor Josh Duhamel, LA Dodgers Cy Young Award Winner Eric Gagne, and Brett Rapkin at SPACEMAN Montreal Premiere.

(L-R) Actor Josh Duhamel, LA Dodgers Cy Young Award Winner Eric Gagne, and Brett Rapkin at SPACEMAN Montreal Premiere.