Looking for the film commission of Crested Butte or Gunnison, Colorado? You’re in the right place! Get info on permits and local resources here.
The mountain scenery in Gunnison County provides a dazzling Western backdrop. Besides the mountain vistas, this location boasts lots of water and many scenic roads (both dirt and paved).
The Gunnison Valley hosts thousands of travelers every year and can accommodate a film crew with food, lodging and other amenities. Catch convenient daily flights into Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport. In addition, many skilled creatives call this place home and are available for gigs.
Matchstick Productions 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.
Crested Butte is a tiny Colorado mountain town nestled in a high-alpine valley. The elevation is 8,885 feet. Some of Colorado’s tallest peaks surround Crested Butte, providing a stunning, Wild West backdrop to the town’s colorfully painted historic buildings. Crested Butte experiences four distinct seasons, each bringing its own colors and scenery.
Gunnison is a small, laid-back city located 28 miles south of Crested Butte. At 7,703 feet in elevation, this is high-desert country. From town, rocky, sage-covered hills give way to heavily timbered pine forest and end in the high alpine zone above treeline. Gunnison shares Crested Butte’s heritage of historic buildings. Western Colorado University covers most of the east side of Gunnison and adds vibrancy to the city’s culture.
More than two million acres of pristine public lands surround the Gunnison Valley. Federal lands require filming permits, which need to be secured in advance. Permits are also required to film in town and at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Check out our guide to film permits to learn more about what is required of you before your visit.
The Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism Association hosts press trips every year, to promote tourism and local businesses. Past press trips have yielded article placements in the Wall Street Journal, Outside, Travel & Leisure, and many more. Contact marketing director Andrew Sandstrom for more information.
Whether you need a private cabin for a small group or a dozen hotel rooms for a large crew, you’ll find it in the Gunnison Valley. Visit our lodging page to find the perfect place to stay while you work.
Browse local photographers and videographers for hire.
Caterers and private chefs cook up all types of delicious fare.
The ICELab is the Gunnison Valley’s best coworking space, with lightning-fast internet and a beautiful view to boot. A conference room and private phone rooms are available. Staying for a while? Rent an office by the month.
In addition to the Gunnison County Film Commission, there are statewide resources as well. For more information on state programs for filmmakers, contact the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media.