Studio & post production house
“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana, it is love.” – John Steinbeck
From breathtaking natural beauty to urban settings, small towns and ghost towns, Montana has diverse locations and a rich history.
Our crew has deep roots in the state and we can provide the locations, crew, casting, & craft services you need to make your production a success. We’ve got industry standard grip & electric gear, grip trucks, people movers, and motorhomes to make location shooting a breeze.
Montana has a very competitive production incentive. The Montana Media Act Tax Credit can return up to a 35% credit of the total spent in state.
This locally owned studio was founded to provide the space and resources needed for Montanans to tell their stories. We also train & hire Montana crew members to work on productions that come into the state.
We are very focused on education. We’ve partnered with Learning With Meaning to create the Aspire Media Program. This gives students an opportunity to learn in a professional environment on industry standard equipment which prepares them to step into internships and paying film gigs upon graduating.
We’re hiring a studio manager! Look for our job posting in the near future.
“MISSOULA — “I’m a fifth generation Montanan. My great, great, great grandparents settled in the Bitterroot Valley. They came via oxen train,” said John D. Nilles. It’s clear that Nilles’s Montana roots run deep, but his Montana dream is just beginning to grow. “It’s been my dream to open a studio in western Montana for about 20 years now,” said Nilles. A goal 20 years in the making finally came to fruition in 2020 when Nilles and partner Annie Graham launched Treasure State Studios, a state of the art studio and post production house in Missoula.[…]”
“MISSOULA, Mont. – As the states film industry grows, a local production company opened a new movie studio in the Garden City. Treasure State Studios wants to shine a light on Montana’s talent, resources and locations. Production companies can rent out the space and bring in their crew, or hire the Missoula-based company, With a Cause Productions, to help out.[…]
A new film production outlet has premiered in Missoula. Treasure State Studios, located on West Harrier Drive, has been renovated and stocked with equipment for shooting, editing and mixing for local and visiting productions. Co-owner John D. Nilles, a Missoula filmmaker, said they aim to “provide services for out-of-state companies and get jobs for locals,” and also ensure that local filmmakers “have a voice in the growth” happening in their industry. Nilles has directed a feature film, “Saving for the Day,” along with documentaries, commercial work and music videos.[…]
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