Real-world, authentic stories, brand journalism and brand storytelling from the world’s top video journalists and filmmakers.

Gustavo Aleman - Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela

Transterra Originals sits at the intersection of news, documentary, and advertising where truth, urgency, and message meet.

Transterra Originals.

Transterra Originals is the premium, full-service production agency of Transterra Media. Born out of the world of frontline journalism and documentary filmmaking, Transterra Originals delivers real-life, authentic stories to brands, channels and charities from the world’s top video journalists and filmmakers.

How it Works.

Give us any starting point: An idea, an issue, a problem (a need), a want (a mission) or a brand and we'll access and activate our network to discover the best local characters and places to help us craft and tell your story.

Daniel Van Moll - Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola and Hand Sanitizer.

Monrovia, Liberia - 2014.  There it was: a bottle of Purell hand-sanitizer right there on the front lines fighting the spread of Ebola one hand at a time? And shot by one of our network journalists, Daniel van Moll? From here it didn't take much to put brands in the middle of real-world issues.


And from there the idea grew to leverage our network and our background as filmmakers and journalists to help brands tell original, real-world stories, to inspire, to entertain, or just plain share the magic of our world. “Stories that make you fall in love with the world again,” as Cayte Bosler once said.

It’s the Story.

Product placement is one thing, the story of the people who benefit from this product or service is a higher form of brand storytelling. It's the people, not the product. Or in other words, it's the story.

Character-driven, Human Interest, Feature Stories.

Real people whose determination and inspiration allow us to understand the possible, the amazing and the magical at the heart of each of our shared story. The hero, the explorer, the creator: stories that reflect every facet of what it means to be human.

Karolina Samborska - Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan