FILMING IN BUTTE, MONTANA.

In Butte, we are a community full of economic possibilities!

There’s an energy in Butte invigorating, strengthening, and inspiring innovation and entrepreneurism. We have a strong sense of culture and place, focused on advancing our community. Butte-Silver Bow is a community dedicated to bringing new enterprises and projects to life. When Governor Bullock incentivized the film industry in 2019, Butte knew this industry would find our community welcoming and ready to assist in any way, thus the birth of the Butte Film & Entertainment Committee (BFEC). The BFEC is a small well-connected group of professionals offering a one-source stop for film-related needs. We know your time is precious; the goal of the BFEC is to make it easy for film projects to conduct business in our community and the surrounding area.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your projects to the smallest-big town in Montana.

Who We Are

  • Montana Studios
  • Butte Local Development Corporation
  • Butte Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Butte Chamber of Commerce

What We Do

No matter the size, the BFEC is eager to assist with all film-related projects, with an in-house location scout, film hub at Montana Studios, and connections to various organizations with a wide range of contacts and resources. We are here to bring your project to fruition.

Some of Our Services Include:

  • Assistance with Relocation
  • Market Research & Development
  • Location and Stage Scouting
  • Equipment and Personnel Sourcing
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Coordinating Lodging & Accommodations
  • Crew & Casting Assistance

BUTTE FILM & ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE — BFEC

JIM WARD

Butte Film & Entertainment Committee-BFEC
Community Coordinator & Location Scout
jim64ward@gmail.com
406-570-7200

MAUREEN PORTER

Montana Studios
Business Development – Butte Market Manager
maureenp@montanastudios.com
406-552-3609

MARIA POCHERVINA

Butte Convention & Visitors Bureau Director
mariap@buttecvb.com
406-723-3177

FILM PROJECTS IN BUTTE

Films & Shows

FILMS & SHOWS

Heaven's Gate (1980)

Heaven’s Gate (1980)

Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Don’t Come Knocking (2005)

Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)

Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)

Mickey and the Bear (2018)

Mickey and the Bear (2018)

Dead 7 (2016)

Dead 7 (2016)

Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

RECENT PRODUCTIONS:

1923

Paramount, 2022-2023 – This prequel to the popular “Yellowstone” series starring Kevin Costner, stars Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Timothy Dalton among other stars to tell the Yellowstone story a generation before. Some of the series was shot in Butte, turning the Uptown area and Civic Center into a film set.

Ghosts of Devils Perch

Travel Channel, 2022 – Series follows Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza and K.D. Stafford as they search for answers in Butte’s haunted past. The series was shot in Butte and features many local haunts.

Last Survivors

Vertical Entertainment, 2021 – Post apocalyptic suspense movie that stars Stephen Moyer, Drew Van Acker and Alicia Silverstone. The film was shot entirely in Butte.

Father Stu, 2022

This biographical drama follows Father Stu’s influential life. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver. This was partially filmed in Butte.

Ghost Adventurers: Dumas Brothel

Travel Channel, 2016 – Zak Bagans and his team of paranormal investigators explore the Dumas Brothel in Uptown Butte.

Expanded list of films and TV shot in Butte can be found here.

OVERVIEW OF FILMING LOCATIONS

Butte offers everything from city-scapes to wide-open landscapes. Find treasures all year-round with distinct bright colors and snowy mountain-tops. The Highland Mountains and east-ridge of the Continental Divide surround the city of Butte, offering majestic views from the top or scenic shots from the valley. All less than 45 minutes from the city-center, you can truly shoot through multi-generations & textures in ONE location!

LOCATIONS > Abandoned & Cabins/Ranch House

LAWYER OFFICES

NICHOLSON CABIN

LOCATIONS > Businesses, Bars, Cafes, Hotels etc.

51 BELOW-MINERS HOTEL

BOBS SPEAKEASY

CAVALIER LOUNGE

COPPER BOWL ENTERTAINMENT CLUB

DUMAS BROTHEL

FINLEN HOTEL

HEADFRAMER SPIRITS DISTILLERY

M&M BAR CAFÉ

MALONEYS IRISH PUB

PIONEER ROOM HEADFRAME

LOCATIONS > Landscapes

LOCATIONS > Mining

LOCATIONS > Unique, Churches Theatres etc.

MOTHER LODE MASONS THEATER

STAGES > Support Services

DIFRANCESCA BUILDING ANACONDA