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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Katie Leonard

Associate Producer

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Diego Estrada

Editor

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Paige Smith

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.

Katie Leonard

Associate Producer

Katie is a Denver native with a passion for storytelling. She has been writing screenplays since a young age, including a historical drama under the supervision of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Vincent Brown to culminate her time at Harvard University. If she’s not binge watching the latest and greatest TV series, Katie can be found taking pictures, reading or in the gym.

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.

Paige Smith

Post-Production Assistant

Before pursuing film, Paige was busy tuning her skills as a musician. After wanting to find a new tempo, she decided to study film and production at the University of Denver where she fell in love with the field of sound. Working both on and off set while pursuing her higher education, Paige has spent her time on short narrative films along with her internship at Hidden Woods Media. She is an avid traveler, studying in Germany part time, and loves dancing to the music on horseback in the sport of dressage.

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