BACKTRACK films is an award winning Montana-based video production company that creates original content through in-house production, creative direction, cinematography and editing services.

Living in New York for ten years gave us a dynamic foundation in visual storytelling. Whether working on feature-length documentary films or shorts, we are focused on combining the strongest pictures with the most compelling stories. Visual pieces we’ve produced and edited have played in theatrical release, appeared on television and streamed online.

Click here to view the BACKTRACK films reel
Click here to view the BACKTRACK films / Elgin Smith editing reel

A full filmography for Elgin Smith can be viewed here

Creative Direction
Location Scouting

Equipment List
BACKTRACK films has a range of professional video equipment in-house. Having the latest equipment allows for us to keep ahead of the ever-changing advances in video technology and provide a professional production environment. Our readily-available tools make it possible to translate each creative concept onto the screen.

Cameras & Lenses
Sony FS-100
Sony 18-200mm zoom lens

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II

Audio Equipment
Røde NTG-3 Shotgun Mic
K-Tek KE-110 Boom Pole
Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lav (2)
Tascam DR-100 MKII Recorder 

Lighting & Grip Equipment
Kino Flo 4′ x 4-bank (2) 
Kino Flo daylight & tungsten bulbs
Arri 300w Fresnel
Arri 650w Fresnel (2)
Arri 1K Fresnel w/ soft bank
Matthews C-Stand w/ arms (2)

Miller Compass15 Tripod
Redrock Micro Shoulder Support
Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly
Doorway Dolly & Track
Jib System