Brand storytelling to feature news: on demand visual content from filmmakers, photo and video journalists in 123 countries.

Gustavo Aleman - Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela

We are all made of stories. Stories that we are living. Stories that we create. Stories that we share and that are shared with us. Transterra Media is the home for all of our stories.

Transterra Media.

We are an open content marketplace, community and global production studio for editorial and documentary visual storytelling. For brands, channels, and charities -- everyone who produces extraordinary, real-world stories has a home at Transterra Media. Publishers and brands can create and manage original story assignments, purchase and license video features, photo essays and rare footage or search our network of 4000+ filmmakers, video journalists, photographers, and production support teams.

Transterra Originals.

Transterra Originals is the premium, full-service production studio of Transterra Media. Born out of the world of frontline journalism and documentary filmmaking, Transterra Originals sources, produces and delivers original feature video and photo stories. From the perfect content marketing video series to assembling news production teams in Myanmar, let us know what you need to be done.

Berta Tilmantaite - Tibet

How it Works.

  • Create and manage assignments, archival requests or call for story ideas
  • Search and purchase archive content, video and photo features
  • Receive and commission story pitches
  • Find, message and assign any member of our community, from filmmakers to fixers

Signing up is free, and there are no subscription charges. Archival research and calls for story ideas is entirely free -- you only pay for what you use. We provide insurance for storytellers on assignment, and we handle all payments.

Tahrir Square, Cairo. January 2011.

Three days before the Egyptian revolution, we launched a bootstrapped, prototype platform from an apartment in Cairo. Since then we've been on the frontlines of today's stories. From Tahrir Square to the streets of Raqqa, Syria, we've journeyed beyond the headlines and into the heart of today’s most important stories.

Julieta Sans - Buenos Aires

Creative Director - Josh Veselka

Mr. Josh Veselka is a documentary journalist, filmmaker, and development creative with more than 20 years of industry experience. Among other awards, Veselka is a two-time Emmy-winning, seven-time Emmy nominated television producer and director, who has made numerous documentaries, biographies, specials and segments across a broad spectrum of subjects with a focus on current affairs and human interest programming.

Co-Founder, CEO - Jonathan Giesen

Mr. Jonathan Giesen, Co-Founder, and CEO is a media and social entrepreneur with 17 years of experience in the IT and media sector. Founding the educational broadcasting initiative Global Nomads Group at 25 in New York City, he led the company for nine years, conducting live broadcasts and documentary productions for the United Nations, CNN, ABC and PBS in 42 countries.

Berta Tilmantaite - Everest Base Camp