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
Out There (2016) won Best Short Film- Durango Independent Film Festival.
Out There (2016) accepted at Action On Film, New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Kendal Mountain Festival – United Kingdom, and Adventure Outdoor Festival – Italy, Covellite International Film Festival – Butte, Montana.
Last Thoughts on the Dirtbag (2017) accepted at Adventure Shorts Film Festival, Mountain Film Festival, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, and Kendal Mountain Festival – United Kingdom.
Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock (2017) Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Contributing Cinematographer.
Live Round One (2018) accepted at Lanett City Film Festival.
- Dear Granny (2019) accepted at the Maine Outdoor Film Festival and American Rivers’ Wild Rivers Film Tour.
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.”
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 - 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.