Montana's new

Studio & post production house


Our insert sound stage features a cyclorama with DMX controlled RGB lighting, an overhead grid, and a flexible open space. Plus a compliment of equipment to make your production shine.


Our state-of-the-art post production facilities include multiple editing, sound, & color bays, foley pit, ADR booth, music recording, & 5.1 Mixing Studio all staffed by talented professionals.

We have a wide variety of grip, electric, & camera gear that can be rented for you next shoot. Our experienced crew loves working under the big sky and can assist you on your shoot.


Our focus is on creating a large pool of talented & experienced film professionals. We host frequent bootcamps to train crew for a variety of positions in the film industry.


Our flexible insert stage is climate controlled with all the amenities expected in larger markets. We have a white cyclorama with DMX controlled RGB lighting. Our overhead lighting grid makes rigging simple & efficient. This dynamic space can be modified to fit your production needs. We also have a motion control system and the ability to do motion capture. The studio features a “Grandma’s parlor chic” green room and “A River Runs Through It” themed hair & make-up suite.

The stage is suitable for Interviews, Small Film Productions, Photo Shoots, Product Videos, Motion Control, Motion Capture, Online Courses, Music videos, Live Broadcasts, Set Building, & more.

We’re located 4 minutes from Missoula International Airport (MSO). There are several hotels within 3 blocks. Downtown Missoula is a 10 minute drive and has many family friendly events, a rich nightlife, and many other amenities.


Getting your film in the can is a tough battle, we’re here to help you win the war.

Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the film industry. We know how important your project is and we go the extra mile to make it the best it can be.

Our post facilities include 3 edit/sound design/vfx bays, color correction & grading suite, an ADR & voice over isolation booth, foley pit, the ability to record music score, and a 5.1 mixing stage. Relax in the “Grandma’s parlor chic” green room to give your eyes and ears a rest between reels.

The Montana Media Act Tax Credit gives a 25% tax credit on all local post production wages. Our post crew is made up of 100% Montanans with strong roots in our beloved state.


“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.


Annie Graham


John D. Nilles


David Mills-Low

Studio Manager

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.


“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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