our work

Based in Bozeman, Montana

our Work

Our clients include Patagonia, National Science Foundation, Montana State University, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Sitka, OnXMaps, Backcountry.com, Eddie Bauer, Idaho River Adventures, Montana Office of Tourism, and Outdoor Life Magazine.

Cairns Film - 2019

Cairns Film Highlight Reel 2019

Out There

Produced / Elliott Woods // www.missionmt.com
Directed / Edited / Greg Cairns // www.cairnsfilm.com
Special Thanks to Beartooth Powder Guides, Eddie Bauer, and the Montana Office Of Tourism.
Music: Amazing Grace, Eli Isbell // www.williameliisbell.com

Montana Mex: Grow A Meal Part 1

Directed / Edited / Greg Cairns
Writing / Eduardo Garcia
Montana Mex / Big Sky Youth Empowerment / Royal Oak

Dear Granny

Directed / Edited / Greg Cairns // https://www.cairnsfilm.com
Commissioned / Idaho River Adventures // https://www.idahoriveradventures.com/
Music / Goldmund // Threnody / Gregory Alan Isakov // Time Will Tell
Special Thanks / Idaho River Adventures / Jacks Plastic Welding / Yellowdog Community and Conservation Foundation / Idaho Dive Pirates
Idaho River Adventures is the culmination of a lifetime spent in Idaho’s wilderness on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. As a fifth-generation Idahoan, Dustin comes from a family with a long and rich history of farming, ranching, logging, and recreating in Idaho. Some of his earliest memories are fishing, hiking, and exploring the wild places and rivers where Idaho River Adventures now operates. During his college years, Dustin was introduced to guiding and soon realized it was his life’s calling. The ability to share a love of these wild places with diverse groups of people remains Dustin’s passion. https://www.idahoriveradventures.com/
To learn how you can support river conservation and salmon restoration in Idaho please visit: https://www.idahoconservation.org/issues/wildlife/

The Sky Way

Directing and Editing // Greg Cairns
Story and Cover Photograph // Brett Davis Riders // Brett Davis / AJ Verkouw A.C. // Dan Klim Music // Junip / Rope And Summit
Supported by // Salsa Cycles / Backcountry Experience / Bedrock Bags / 45NRTH

Frequent Caller - Sizzle Reel

Free Voice Media currently seeks funding for the production stage of Frequent Caller. We’d love your support. Please visit https://www.freevoicemedia.org/ to learn how you can be a part of the film. Sponsor and grant offers welcome.
Frequent Caller is an in-depth look at community paramedics and high-utilizers in Santa Fe to better understand our healthcare system and how we can more effectively help people living with mental illness and homelessness.
Free Voice Media is dedicated to producing independent documentaries that inspire and educate the public. Our content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real-world impact and awareness. Free Voice is a home for independent filmmakers who use investigative documentary as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama. We focus on important stories that are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media. We act as a trusted bridge between communities and encourage staff and board members to play a role in advocating for a strong independent media. Free Voice Media is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

I'm A River Guide

Directed / Edited / Greg Cairns // cairnsfilm.com
Commissioned / Idaho River Adventures / idahoriveradventures.com/
Music / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen / Chief Taghkanic / dirtykitchenband.com/ // Record Label / Compass Records / compassrecords.com/
Special Thanks / Mammoth Marketing / Drew Madden / Marian Steward

Just A Climber (For Bears Ears)

Just A Climber (For Bears Ears) is the result of 20 years of thinking and recreating in Indian Creek. When the new protections are threatened by the Trump administration Luke Mehall sharpens his tools from his rucksack of poetry, and prepares for the battle to save Bears Ears.
Directed / Edited / Greg Cairns // www.freevoicemedia.org
Written / Produced / Luke Mehall // www.lukemehall.com/
Supported by / Zia Taqueria // www.ziataqueria.com/ // Pagan Mountaineering // http://paganclimber.com/moab/ // Guayaki Yerba Mate // https://guayaki.com/ // Roamworthy // https://roamworthy.com/

Caddisflies, Engineering an Ecosystem

Produced / Written / Lindsey Albertson, Ph.D. // www.montana.edu/alindsey
Edited / Chet Stefan // vimeo.com/chetxstefan Score / Reev Robledo // soundcloud.com/reev
Supported by / Montana State University / Stroud Water Research Center / San Francisco State University / National Science Foundation

The Durfees - Trailer

When the billionaire Wilks brothers propose a land exchange that threatens a Montana public land treasure in the Little Snowy Mountains, a community rises to the challenge.
Mission: Montana’s debut film takes you inside the fight to save the Durfee Hills.
Premieres Tuesday, June 13th, at 7:00 pm at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Montana. Tickets available at the door and at: eventbrite.com/e/the-durfees-saving-a-montana-public-land-treasure-bozeman-premiere-tickets-34519385411?aff=es2
Directed / Edited / Greg Cairns // www.cairnsfilm.com
Written / Produced / Elliott Woods // www.elliottwoods.com
Supported by / Backcountry Hunters and Anglers / Traditional Bowhunters of Montana / onXmaps / 2 Bar J Productions

Voices of Glen Canyon - Katie Lee

Recorded in Jerome, AZ on October 13th, 2015.

Live Round One

Drums, helicopters, and silence. How I felt while filming at Standing Rock.
Shot and edited by Greg Cairns while at Standing Rock / 2.14.2017-2.23.2017 www.cairnsfilm.com
Music generously contributed by A Tribe Called Red – Electric Pow Wow Drum http://atribecalledred.com/

Last Thoughts On The Dirtbag

Filmed and edited by Greg Cairns // www.cairnsfilm.com
Written by Luke Mehall // www.climbingzine.com
Luke’s new book American Climber is a memoir loaded with epic climbing stories and adventures. It contains two underlying themes: a compelling narrative of my tumultuous journey to climbing that ultimately saved Mehall’s life, and a detailed look at the American dirtbag climbing culture, which has never truly been examined in a memoir. https://www.amazon.com/American-Climber-Luke-Mehall/dp/0692667687
Sound by Jeff Jones
With support from Pagan Mountaineering // http://paganclimber.com/moab/

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