John D. Nilles


Montana-Based Filmmaker

My primary passion is writing & directing. I vacillate between personal narrative films and client videos. Sometimes I produce other people’s movies. I do quite a bit of work as a freelance cinematographer, drone pilot, editor, & colorist. Check out some of my recent work below!

NEWS! My Latest Project’s Release

‘Saving for The Day’ is an ambitious multi-genre film unlike any action-adventure you’ve ever seen. Over 400 Montanans worked on this grass roots project of passion for 12 years.

The world premiere happened on March 11th, 2023 in Missoula, Montana. The online release will be happening later this year and there might be more theatrical screenings before then. Learn more HERE!

Recent Work

Learn more about me and see what I’m up to right now.