Montana Film Commissioner Allison Whitmer with Montana-based photographer and location manager Will Brewster at the LMGI Awards.
HELENA, Mont. – A television ad filmed in Montana took home the top prize Saturday for outstanding location at the Location Managers Guild International awards. It’s the first time Montana has been recognized as an outstanding location.
“We know Montana is the ultimate location for filming movies and television,” Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote said, “my hope is that this award puts Montana on the map for more producers, filmmakers and photographers who are looking for a stunning backdrop for telling stories.”
Livingston’s iconic mountain peaks open and close Johnnie Walker’s commercial This Land is Your Land, which first aired in November 2016. Montana production professionals helped make the ad, including Belgrade-based photographer and location manager Will Brewster (pictured above).
Click here to watch the award-winning commercial.
The Montana Film Office is an award-winning office of film and PR professionals. Established in 1974, the Film Office is a component of the Montana Department of Commerce dedicating themselves to promoting the state of Montana as a filming location to the film/TV/ print industries and inviting those productions into Montana for the overall economic benefit of the state, assisting producers in finding locations to fit their scripts and acting as a liaison through every phase of production, and nurturing and supporting the development of their resident crew base, as well as resident Montana filmmakers.