COLORADO BASED. COLORADO PROUD.

BUT DON'T WORRY, WE TRAVEL.

We transform ideas into motion pictures. Full service. Full stop.

Welcome to the woods.

We grew up in the mountains of Colorado and California, drawing inspiration from the thin air instead of oxygen. Whether it’s commercial, narrative, or documentary video, we bring our years of experience to the table for every production. Our team is seasoned, hungry, and brimming with creative energy. We adapt. We get it done. Filmmaking is our craft, a combination of creation and blue collar grit. Let’s get our hands dirty.

Patrick Gillespie

Co-Founder & Director

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David Stewart

Co-Founder & Director of Photography

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Aidan SËAN McCARTHY

Cinematographer & Post Production Supervisor

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Diego Estrada

Editor

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Taylor Kauffman

Post-Production Assistant

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Patrick Gillespie

Co-Founder & Director

Patrick is an award winning documentary filmmaker based out of Denver, Colorado. He has worked on visual storytelling projects locally and internationally. After building a portfolio as a contract editor and cinematographer, he helped found Hidden Woods as a natural outlet for any creative energy. A Colorado native, Patrick is usually found high on a rock somewhere in the front range when not in the office.

David Stewart

Co-Founder & Director of Photography

David thinks in images before words and is always saying things like ‘tack-sharp’, ‘color space’, and ‘bit-depth’. Have him talk to you sometime about composition and sit back to enjoy the show. He works on set and off to ensure that Hidden Woods Media puts out content that makes you feel like you’ve just opened a window in a stuffy room. When not looking through the camera, David is busy standing in the slowest lines at the grocery store and trying to find his car keys.

Aidan SËAN McCARTHY

Cinematographer & Post Production Supervisor

Before starting his work as a professional cinematographer, Aidan worked tirelessly as a highly-celebrated low-grade sushi chef. Since then he’s gone from rolling sushi to “camera rolling” and has never looked back to the raw fish of his past. Aidan’s worked nationally and internationally shooting for familiar brands from Audi, BookIt.com, and The New York Times. One of the most talented people we know, Aidan brings an artistic vision and unique style of storytelling to every project he works on.

Diego Estrada

Editor

Diego is a multi-talented filmmaker thriving in the Colorado altitude after a change of pace from his home in Peru. He’s a sharp editor who knows how to sprinkle his magic and get a picture on camera that is far from your average vanilla frame. If you look just out of frame, you can find Diego on one of his other ventures like directing music videos, teaching the rest of the crew Spanish, and in true entrepreneurial fashion, whipping up some decadent homemade ice cream.

Taylor Kauffman

Post-Production Assistant

Taylor is a certified underwater photographer and videographer with a passion for nature and wildlife. When not playing mermaid off the coast of *insert whatever exotic location you find most exciting* she spends her timer rock climbing and rocking out to Michael Bublé in the editing suite. She has photographed Grammy winning musicians and Emmy winning actors, as well as worked nationally and internationally with brands like Vogue, Hyundai and AirBnb.

Our Clients

Nuts & Bolts

Technology continues to push the capabilities of film and video production, and we’re right there on the front lines. Our Red Gemini is hot off the press with a perfect combination of cinema quality and documentary sensibility. Strap that on with some state of the art glass and smooth camera motion for a look that is always fresh. The DJI Inspire 2 is not your teenage nephew’s drone. This bird leaves the nest straight to the peak of Hollywood-quality, 5K aerial video. Interchangeable lenses, unparalleled dynamic range, and 0 to 50 mph in 5 seconds? This is not a toy.

Our Work