Pioneer is more than our name

It’s what we do

Pioneer Studios is a boutique Denver, Colorado based production company that specializes in travel, conservation, and outdoor programming for TV and Web.  Our mission is to create high quality, engaging non-fiction films, commercials, and television shows that connect us all.  We take projects from inception through completion and work with our clients to share their message with the world.  We bring a big budget look with a small team and work hard to improve our craft on every single project. We are fun, focused, and ready to go wherever the story takes us.

Founded 2007

Our work has taken us from the western coast of Alaska to the horn of Africa and beyond.

Ben Hamilton

Director / DP

Ben Hamilton is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and outdoor enthusiast. He travels the world, loves wild lands, and is drawn to compelling stories. Ben has worked as a freelance documentary cameraman and producer for National Geographic, BBC, PBS, Smithsonian, HGTV, Travel, Discovery, Military Channel, and many others. Additionally, Ben is the founder of Pioneer Studios through which he produces, directs, shoots and edits projects related to global and environmental advocacy. His work has placed him face to face with a king cobra, surrounded by grizzly bears, standing at the ancient ruins of the acropolis, subsisting with the Tlingit people of Alaska, and recording a dedicated group’s fight to save the wilderness they love. Ben is Leave No Trace certified, dedicated to minimal impact shooting, and is committed to producing media for a better planet.

Katina Rajunov

Production Manager / DIT / AP

Katina Rajunov is a world traveler, writer, and bilingual production manager. She comes to Pioneer from the non-profit world where she focused on research, policy, and community development. At Pioneer Katina specializes in production management, coordination, and development. A native of Mexico City, she is fluent in Spanish and has lived in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. She has traveled the world and has a passion for seeing new places and meeting people. Her international experience and cross-cultural past gives her a unique ability to work successfully around the world while her attention to detail keeps shoots operating smoothly. Katina is heart driven and committed to producing top quality media while amplifying important messages for positive change.