About

 

Approach

We have experience in a range of markets and take a hands on approach in co-creating the right solutions for each of our clients.  From commercials, broadcast content, music videos, to Indie films and branding, the Teton Team has the flexibility and skill to translate your vision into art and reality. Unlike other one-stop production houses, we care deeply about our craft and our relationships. We take pride in providing  innovative ways to reach your audience and believe it or not, we make it fun!!

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History:

Teton was founded by Nick Kalbach in 2012. Prior to starting Teton Productions, Nick worked as a freelance cinematographer, producer and director. His work has taken him from the jungles of Central America to the plains of Africa in projects that ranged from archiving indigenous history to capturing humanitarian injustice. Nick’s other work included freelance projects with national companies, foundations and NGO’s including  FOX Studios, History Channel, Outside Magazine, United Nations Foundation, Smithsonian, James Irvine Foundation, Earth Train International, H2, and Humble Pie Entertainment..

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Why Teton:.

 

We know Teton is a strange name for a production company that’s based in Sierra Mountains- so why Teton?

 

A note from the founder:

I grew up in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania. From the early age of 12,  I knew I wanted to be a filmmaker. I spent my summers making short films with my trusty VHS. In my teens, I was convinced that this wasn’t really a viable career option. I didn’t entertain the notion again until after college, when I was working as a naturalist in Grand Teton National Park.

 

While there, I met a film crew that was filming in the park. I inquired about their shoot every chance that I could and one day, I was afforded the opportunity to guide them to a location to film moose. Throughout that afternoon, I studied the crew and by day’s end, I naively declared, ” I can do this film thing!!!!”  This was the initial point when I realized that I wouldn’t be happy doing anything else.  Education and opportunity aside, I had to pursue this somehow.

 

Fast forward a few years, after leaving the Rockies and traveling the lower 48, my desire still remained. I eventually moved to Northern CA, where I was afforded the opportunity of running a Youth Media Institute. This period led to many other amazing opportunities and after a series of life events, I made the hard decision to leave the field to pursue my own craft.  Shortly after, I moved to Central America where I began my journey of filming the indigenous rain forest inhabitants of Central America.

Following this time, I continued my work as freelance cinematographer, producer and director working in Africa, Europe and Central America. In 2012, I decided to lay down roots and start a company.

When thinking of what the company should be called, I thought back to the moment when I realized “I could do this”!   

Teton Productions was born!

 

 

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Teton Productions
6297 Red Robin Rd.
Placerville, Ca 95667