our team

Based in Bozeman, Montana

Greg Cairns loves filmmaking and photography. Whether it’s a feature length documentary about paramedics, or a short wedding film, he’s driven to create beautiful, relatable, and moving stories. as a result, Cairns Film is one of Montana’s top video production companies and documentary production companies. Your next project could be as simple as short form content creation for your small business, video production for your wedding, or social media management. At cairns film There is always an opportunity to create something special.

Greg is a river guide, environmentalist, and space nerd. He lives outside Bozeman, Montana.


  • Out There (2016)

  • Last Thoughts On The Dirtbag (2016)

  • I’m A River Guide (2017)

  • Live Round One (2018)

  • Just A Climber For Bears Ears (2019)

  • Dear Granny (2019)

  • Frequent Caller (2020)

  • The Sky Way (2020)

Awards & Recognition

Our Team

man holding camera and crouching with bushes in background, greg cairns behind the scenes

Gregory Cairns - Director, Editor

Greg is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and Idaho river guide.  His previous commercial clients include Eddie Bauer, Patagonia, Outdoor Life Magazine, Backcountry.com, and the National Science Foundation.  In 2017 his film Out There won Best Short Doc at Durango Independent Film Festival. Adventure Journal has described his work as “subtle, delightful and sneakily powerful.”

Assistant Editor Chet Stefan on Davinci Resolve

Chet stefan - AC, editor

Chet grew up in Bozeman, MT and has a BS in Conservation Ecology from Montana State University. He aspires to communicate scientific research for broader audiences through his photographs, videos, and graphic design. He has researched insects, fish, noxious weeds, and raptors around Southwest Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Emily Knittel - content strategist

Emily Knittel is a Montana based writer, photographer, and self-proclaimed hype girl. With a degree in Journalism, a knack for implementing ideas, and an unshakable love for the outdoors, Emily is the primary content writer and communications strategist for Cairns Film.

drew madden - bio

Drew Madden - Storyboard Artist

Growing up in a family of river guides, rafters, and kayakers – Drew was immersed in river activities from a young age. His 10 year career as a river guide has influenced his artwork and now he creates stickers and illustrations to remind people of their outdoor experiences. Drew’s art is light hearted, cheery, and uniquely his own. Each sticker is hand drawn and watercolored- distinguishing himself from other computer illustrated stickers.

Let's Talk

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All content created by Cairns Film is unique, original, and praised by many. If our work and style is of interest to you, we’d love to hear about how we can come alongside you and do what we do best, so that you can continue doing what you do best.


EMAIL: cairnsfilm@gmail.com

PHONE: (406) 219-5921