Treasure State Studios is Montana owned production studio & post production facilities. The studio is focused on providing services & equipment to visiting productions, employing & developing local filmmakers, & educating the next generation of storytellers.
We host frequent bootcamps to train Montanans with the goal of creating a large pool of talented & experienced film professionals. Film production provides fun, good paying & sustainable jobs for Montanans.
Studio amenities include a flexible insert sound stage, a white cyclorama wall with DMX controlled RGB lighting on an overhead grid, “grandma’s parlor chic” green room, “A River Runs Through It” themed hair, make-up and wardrobe suite, set & prop building area, backlot, five editing bays, 5.1 mixing stage, recording studio, foley pit, isolation booth for ADR, music and score recording capabilities, and an outdoor veranda.
We are adding a second sound stage and additional production offices. Official announcement coming soon.
The studio combined with Shoot Montana’s experienced crew, equipment, and trucks will assist the production of feature length films, 30 second spots, and everything in between for both local and visiting productions.
“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.[…]”
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.[…]
“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.[…]
“So, we have a cyclorama. We’ve got industry standard lighting, grip and electric gear. We have a ‘grandma’s parlor chic’ decorated green room, with an adjacent ‘River Runs Through It’ [themed] make-up suite,” Nilles said.
“We would like to see these big projects that are shooting in Montana actually be led by Montanans,” he said.[…]