Montana’s epic big skies and vast landscapes have made it the perfect filming location for productions over the decades. The state’s natural beauty leads television and movie productions to emphasize the unique landscapes in their cinematography. Southwest Montana is home to sky scraping ranges of snow capped rocks, cowboys tipping their hats to greet you, incredible wildlife, 19th century ghost towns, and charming communities all under a sky so wide it seems to swallow you up. Our region of Montana is nestled between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks and offers the perfect mix of wide-open spaces and small town communities that offer all the amenities of a large city.

A Taste of Filming in Southwest Montana

“Ghost Town” – KIA SUVs

Ghost Town was filmed entirely in Montana’s Bannack State Park, located just south of Dillon. The commercial features KIA’s SUV lineup which includes the Sorento, Telluride, and Sportage.

Mickey and the Bear

This American drama follows Mickey Peck’s struggle to keep her household afloat while navigating life in her hometown of Anaconda, Montana with her addict, veteran father. Filmed in the Anaconda area.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Following a murder, this action packed western follows trusty side-kick Lefty as he sets out to bring the killer to justice by his own means. Southwest Montana filming locations featured include Dillon, Bannack State Park, Ennis, and Virginia City.

Recently Filmed


Butte has been selected as the basecamp for the “Yellowstone” prequel “1923.” Filming of the show featuring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren began mid-August 2022 in Uptown Butte.