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

Gregory cairns

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.”

drew madden

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.

Chet Stefan

Chet Stefan

Assitant camera & 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 worked on projects for the BBC, National Geographic and PBS Nature. He has also conducted research on insects, fish, noxious weeds, and raptors in Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Alara jones

Alara jones

assistant editor

Alara grew up in Vancouver, WA but has lived in Bozeman since 2017 completing her BA in Film Production and minor in Psychology. With an appetite for creation, she has worked on several MSU faculty short films as a hair and make-up artist, produced a short dark comedy, and has written and directed her own short horror film, Do Not Develop. While she is happy to step into many creative roles on film projects, editing is her main passion and she hopes to move people with the stories she helps piece together.

emily knittel

emily knittel

copywriter & 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.

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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