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 is an open content marketplace, community and global production studio for editorial documentary visual storytelling. For brands, channels, and charities — and everyone who buys distributes or produces extraordinary, real-world, stories — has a home at Transterra Media. Create and manage assignments, request archival or stock media, and place open calls for story ideas from our network of 4000+ filmmakers, video and photo journalists, and production support teams. Search and license photo and video features, essays, and rare footage.
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 delivers original feature stories to brands, channels, and charities from the world’s top video journalists, photographers, and filmmakers.
There are three ways to access our original stories: request custom commissions; search for archive, stock, and current features via our platform; receive relevant story pitches from our growing community of 4,000+ storytellers. Signing up is entirely open. There are no subscription charges, and archival research is free, both on the site and throughout our network. We provide insurance for storytellers on assignment and handle all payments. And for a little more detail on how it works.
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.
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.
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.