Film Commission

Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley are located in the West Elk Mountains of central Colorado. If you’re looking for a film location that offers miles of trails on acres of public lands, scenic vistas, lots of water, winding and exciting roads (dirt or paved), comfortable towns, and an in-town airport, then you need to check us out!

Locations and Past Projects

We are certainly biased, but we believe that the Gunnison Valley and surrounding parts of Colorado offer some of the most scenic and beautiful filming locations in the Rocky Mountain West. Combine all that with plentiful public land, friendly locals, great food, affordable lodging, and an incredible community of local creatives who can help your project come to life, we think you’ll want to consider holding your next shoot in Gunnison County. We’ve built this site to provide all of the information you need to make it happen.

Matchstick Productions Demo Reel

Matchstick Productions (aka MSP) has been based right here in Crested Butte for 25 years. They put together the reel below for us to showcase some of our most beautiful locations in the Gunnison Valley and nearby.

Colorado from mspfilms on Vimeo.

Into the Cold Press Trip with Meyvn Creative and Eric Larsen

In late 2017, we collaborated with polar explorer Eric Larsen and his sponsors on a press trip. Local Agency Meyvn Creative supplied both photo and video assets for Eric, his sponsors, and the media who joined us on a winter camping adventure. Some photos from the overnight expedition to Lake Irwin:

Journalists pulling sleds across icy Lake Irwin
Stanley container with mountains in the background
Winter camping tent on a starry night near Lake Irwin, Gunnison County, CO.
winter camper melting snow in the morning near Lake Irwin

If you’re interested in doing your own press camp or product launch in the Gunnison Valley, reach out to our PR Manager, Andrew Sandstrom.

Product Shoot with Devon Balet Media

Devon is a former Crested Butte resident and photographer who seems to come back regularly for product shoots and other assignments. We’ve partnered with him in the past on some of our events. Here are a couple of shots from a shoot he did for Bern Unlimited.

mountain biker surrounded by lupine near Crested Butte, CO
mountain biker on singletrack near Crested Butte, CO

Film Commission Resources

We’ve built this Film Commission section of our website to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your next shoot in the Gunnison Valley. Check out the sections on permits, local resources and talent, locations and logistics, and lodging and dining for information on everything from permits with the towns or federal agencies to info on the fastest place to grab lunch for a big crew.

If there is anything that you want to know that is missing, please contact us (John’s information is over in the left sidebar). We’d love to help you answer your questions AND add that information to our site so the next time you come to town, we can make your trip even easier. Even if we’ve succeeded in answering all of your questions here on this site, give us a heads up if you’re coming to town. We’d love to meet you and learn more about what brought you to the Gunnison Valley!

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