Film & Video Production

Montana’s Most Cinematic Media Company
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Commercial Video

Telling Your Story
Need a Video for Your Business?

Aerial Video & Photography

Flying Through The Big Sky
Need a Fresh Perspective?

Narrative Films

Spinning a Yarn
Movie Magic

Education

Empowering New Voices
Learn How to Tell Your Story

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Our cause is to tell powerful stories that make a positive difference in the world

With A Cause Productions was founded in 2001. Since then, we’ve worked steadfastly to tell important stories that matter. We are a Montana-based, full service, concept-to-completion production company that employs award winning filmmakers, photographers, & drone pilots.

Services

We create compelling videos to promote client companies or causes. We consult, develop concepts & pitches, script & storyboard, plan & execute shoots, edit, sound design, color, animate, & deliver national quality content to our clients.

Free Consultation

Considering a video to promote your business? Interested in our Narrative work? Want to learn how to make a movie? Give us a call or send a message to schedule a free consultation today!

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We Specialize in Four Areas of Filmmaking:

Commercial

Our commercial work includes Corporate Videos, About Us Videos, Real Estate, Promotional Videos, Aerial, PSAs, Kickstarter Videos, TV Commercials, Political Commercials, Special Event Videography, Tourism Videos, and more.

Aerial

Our licensed and insured pilots shoot aerial stills & video for large productions (National Geographic), small productions (Real Estate, Corporate, Event, Agricultural), and everything in between.

Narrative

We make a variety of narrative films. These projects of passion range from short to feature length, Western to Science Fiction, and everything in between. We tell entertaining stories that have a deeper meaning.

Education

We educate, consult, and mentor aspiring filmmakers by teaching classes to middle schoolers & high schoolers and by doing mentorship & Internships as a part of our Treasure State Scholarship Program

Telling Your Story

Our goal is to make your story look like a movie and you look like a movie star. We produce About Us videos, Corporate Videos, TV Spots, Promotional Videos, PSAs, Kickstarter Videos, Music Videos and more. We’ve worked with dozens upon dozens of clients in Western Montana and around the country.

Missoula Food Bank
(About Us)

Missoula’s Sci-fi & Fantasy Convention
(Promotional)

Shivelight – Cherries
(Promotional)

Saving For The Day (Feature Film)

Paul Tuss for Senate
(Political)

Joseph Running Crane
(Music Video)

River City Roots Festival
(Promotional)

Green Path Herb School
(About Us)

Shivelight – Ginger
(Promotional)

Bao Chow
(Kickstarter)

Evan Claxton Lifestyle & Performance
(About Us)

Andy Shirtliff
(Political)

Aerial Photography & Video

We shoot aerial footage for large productions (National Geographic), small productions (Real Estate, Corporate, Event, Agricultural), and everything in between. Our experienced & diligent pilots are certified under Part 107 of the FAA’s regulations for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones). Each pilot is insured for up to $1,000,000. We have an extensive library of stock footage of Western Montana. Contact us if interested.

Narrative

With A Cause Productions was founded in 2001 to produce the film, “LITTLE.” Since then we’ve made countless narrative films on a wide variety of subjects. “Saving For The Day,” is due to be completed later this year and we have two other movies currently in pre-production.

Education

We believe it’s important to pass on knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation of filmmakers. Empowering children to express themselves through the audio/video medium is a life changing experience. We teach filmmaking classes, do mentorships & internships as a part of our Treasure State Scholarship program, consult individuals & businesses, and collaborate with educational organizations.

Working with Aspire High School, in Missoula, MT, we designed & developed the curriculum for Aspire Media Program (AMP). AMP is a series intensive, hands-on filmmaking classes which include: Screenwriting, Film Production, Acting for Film, Editing, Sound Design, Visual Effects & Music for Film. Students leave with the ability and confidence to create their own projects from beginning to end. This program received a grant from the Montana Film Office.

Treasure State Internship & Scholarship Program

We do a select number of mentorships & internships in Montana as part of our Treasure State Scholarship program. Contact us to apply.

Video & Social Media Consultation

We specialize in media & marketing consultation for business & individuals, we teach clients how to create their own online video courses, we give feedback on scripts & rough cuts, and much more.

Classes and Camps

We currently don’t have any upcoming classes or camps. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

About

John D. Nilles directing a scene from the movie Saving For The Day

John discovered his passion for filmmaking at an early age and has never wavered in the pursuit of realizing his vision. His great-great-great grandfather homesteaded in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. Over a century later, in 2001, John founded With A Cause Productions in the same location.

The same ambitious and adventurous spirit possessed by his forefathers, compels John today. Over the past 20 years, he has directed short films, commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, animations, and music videos, but his primary focus is on feature films. He is particularly fond of Westerns and Science Fiction. 

John resides in Montana where he operates With A Cause Productions and teaches a series of in-depth filmmaking classes. He currently has several films in various stages of development. His latest feature, Saving For The Day, is slated to be released later this year.

We Pride Ourselves On Scalability

We’ve worked with a wide variety of clients over the past 18 years; from big international productions to small businesses in Montana. No matter the size of the job, we strive to find the best solution for our clients.

Contact

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Considering a video to promote your business? Interested in our Narrative work? Want to learn how to make a movie? Give us a call or send a message to schedule a free consultation today!

(833) SHOOT-MT (833-746-6868) – Extension #1