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  • Storyhunter.com -- The Video Production Network

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    Welcome to Storyhunter.

    We are an online platform that connects you to the world’s largest network of video professionals. With over 20,000+ vetted pros in 180+ countries, Storyhunter allows media companies, brands, NGOs, and agencies to produce original video stories at scale while handling payments, contracts, and taxes, so you don’t have to.

    Learn more by watching this explainer video, which was shot by 17 filmmakers in 10 countries.


    Directed By:
    John Ryan Johnson

    Creative Credits:
    Carlos Beltran, Alexandra Bas, DJ Clark, Alice Carfrae, Rajan Zaveri, Alex Pritz, Katie Storr, Irene Herrera, Sangchul Lee, Nicholas Frank Cook, Eric Parnell, Paul Stevenson, our graphic designer Drew Jordan, our editors Sara Shaw and David Forshee, and of course our composer, Jay Lifton.

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  • 2016 Staff Picks Play all

    Check out our staff’s favorite videos of 2016. Whether published on Facebook or cable television, shot in New Delhi or the Mojave Desert, these videos all have two things in common: they were made through the Storyhunter platform and they’re unforgettable.
    Congratulations to all the filmmakers and editors who produced these amazing videos!

    BEST MINI-DOCS:
    It’s Always St. Patty’s Day for This Lady - Taper Media for New York Post
    The Lone Man Building a Cathedral By Hand - Diego Herrero for Great Big Story
    Why India’s Youth Are Dating In Secret - Sidrah Fatma Ahmed for Seeker

    BEST MINI-DOC SERIES: GBS Uncharted
    A Medieval Abbey Trapped by Tides and Time - Hela Khamarou

    Wasteland Weekend Is the Real Life ‘Mad Max’ - Jonathan Barenboim

    BEST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
    Daddy Daughter Hair School - Irene Carolina Herrera for 60 Second Docs

    Ghana’s Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes - Stefan Wagner for AJ+

    BEST SHORT-FORM BRANDED:
    Kollecto: Revitalizing Detroit Small Business | JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Carlos Perez Beltran for Atlantic Re:think

    GoPro: Behind the Piñata — A Mexican Tradition - John Dickie

    BEST VIDEOS FOR A CAUSE:
    Natalie Robi — Kenya - Shravan Vidyarthi for Global Cititzen

    Sleeping Sickness: Combating a Nasty Parasite - Alex Pritz for Gates Foundation

    BEST DRONE VIDEO:
    Behold the Marble Caves of Patagonia - Mathias Meier for Great Big Story

    BEST STORY ACCESS:
    Shocking video reveals how Venezuelans survive in the murder capital of the world - Carlos Perez Beltran for New York Post
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  • ScreenUp Play all

    Storyhunter ScreenUps are live events for media professionals to connect, watch amazing short-form films and gain insights from innovators in video storytelling worldwide. ScreenUps began in Dumbo, Brooklyn and have been thrown in Los Angeles, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and San Francisco.

    To join the invite list for future ScreenUps, add your email at http://go.storyhunter.tv/emailPreference/e/127561/201
    • Crossing Paths With A Narwhal | The Magical Aquatic World with Philippe Cousteau - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,685,032 views
      Philippe Cousteau introduces us to narwhals, unicorns of the sea. The grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau studies and explores the world's oceans just like his grandfather. His quest is to ...
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    • Pounding Mochi with the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 5,228,201 views
      Mitsuo Nakatani is a mochi master, and to watch him do his work is a genuine thrill. Turning sticky rice into Japan’s traditional soft and chewy treat requires pounding, flipping and smashing the g...
    • When the Oldest Kid in Class is 69 Years Old - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 3,959,068 views
      Durge Kami, 69, was born into a poor family and lived too far away from school to receive a formal education as a child. But that hasn't stopped him from finishing school now. He's the oldest stude...
    • Donald Trump's refugee ban, explained - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,632,945 views
      It's not a "muslim ban," but it's close.

      Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO


      On Friday, President Donald Trump overhauled US refugee policy — laying the groundwork for a fundamental ...
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    • The Lone Man Building a Cathedral By Hand - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 365,380 views
      For 53 years, Justo Gallego has been building a cathedral by hand on the outskirts of Madrid almost entirely by himself. Gallego has no formal architecture or construction training, but that hasn't...
    • Welcome to the Chilling Church of Bones - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 363,602 views
      Just outside Prague, there's a church adorned with human bones. It's called the Sedlec Ossuary and it's filled with over 40,000 artistically arranged bones, including skulls. While that might seem ...
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    • The 7 Foot Center of Two Miamis - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 294,028 views
      Most 17-year-olds are not 7'2". Zach Brown is, and that's one of the reasons he's a top 25 prep basketball prospect in the class of 2017 who recently committed to Uconn.

      Most 17-year-olds don't g...
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    • The hard life of India's illegal sewer cleaners - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 225,903 views
      Over 1 million people in India’s “untouchable” caste are still tasked with cleaning sewers, drains, and latrines — with no protective gear.

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      For more...
    • Japanese Students Clean Classrooms To Learn Life Skills - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 184,030 views
      In some parts of Japan, students spend about 20 minutes a day cleaning up their classrooms. AJ+ dropped by a second-grade class at Azabu Elementary School in Tokyo to find out why. From video journ...
    • India's Violent Fight Over Beef - Duration: 5 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 96,668 views
      In October 2015, violent protests erupted in India after lawmakers passed a law banning the consumption of beef. Why was this law enacted and what does this mean for the nation's Muslim population?...
    • Bolivian WALL-E: Teen Inventor Makes Robots Out Of Trash - Duration: 96 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 85,264 views
      Esteban Quispe is a 17-year-old indigenous inventor in Patacamaya, Bolivia, where he creates amazing robots out of electronic waste. Locals call the self-educated teenager “the genius.” Shot by vid...
    • True to Type: Running America's Last Linotype Newspaper - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 60,026 views
      "The Saguache Crescent" newspaper in Saguache, Colo., has been printing its news the same way since the 1800s. Publisher Dean Coombs' family has had the business for three generations, and has help...
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  • Full Service Production Play all

    This playlists showcases the best full service production videos commissioned by our clients on the Storyhunter platform.

    From branded videos to human interest stories to animals and food, these videos were shot, edited, and polished in post-production by the freelancers and production companies available on our platform.
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  • Amazing People Play all

    Watch the world’s most amazing people. From bee dancers to beer pong champions even all the way to the the last Kamikaze - meet the character that make a story worth sharing.
    • "I Am His Hands. He Is My Eyes." The Friendship That Built a Forest - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 864,365 views
      In the village of Yeli, China, two men have formed an unlikely team to improve their community. Sixteen years ago, Jia Haixia lost his eyesight. His best friend, Jia Wenqi, lost his arms as a child...
    • Meet the Female Drift Racers of Palestine - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 381,868 views
      Learn what drives the Speed Sisters to compete as the only female drift racing team of the West Bank.

      Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories

      Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, ...
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    • She Dances With 10,000 Bees on Her Body | National Geographic - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 344,492 views
      Sara Mapelli brings new meaning to the term "queen bee" as she dances with a swarm of bees blanketing her body. While wearing the queen of the hive, Mapelli is surrounded by 10,000 bees, creating w...
    • Blind Birdwatcher Sees with Sound - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 16,241 views
      Juan Pablo Culasso is a birdwatcher in Uruguay, but he doesn't see birds the way that most birdwatchers do. In fact, he doesn’t see them at all. Born without sight, Culasso listens to the birds and...
    • The Last Kamikaze | Guardian Features - Duration: 8 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 12,249 views
      The last kamikaze: 'I felt the blood was draining from my face'
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      ‘It sounds strange, but we were congratulating each other for being select...
    • People With Disabilities Can Do Acrobatics Too - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 11,423 views
      Pitu Blazquez is a well-known acrobat in Argentina, where he runs an acrobatics school and teaches people with disabilities. He hopes not only to teach, but also to help others understand the chall...
    • Beer Pong Champ // 60 Second Docs - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 6,324 views
      Who needs a beer pong partner? When it comes to beer pong, Andrew Borys makes it look too easy. The fourth-year college student studying business at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, ha...
    • Meet This French Grannie Who Takes In Refugees - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 4,569 views
      This is a story of straight-up friendship and human kindness. 71-year-old Simone lost her husband in 2015, the same year Abbas was fleeing Iraq. Now they're helping re-create a sense of family in S...
    • Meet India's Little Librarian - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 4,148 views
      9-year-old Muskaan Ahirwar runs a free library for kids in her neighborhood in Bhopal, India. Kids can read with others or borrow books to read in their free time. With 700 books and at least 25 vi...
    • A Library For Portland's Homeless People - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 3,659 views
      Street Books is a bicycle-powered traveling library that serves homeless people in Portland, Oregon. Librarians bike to select locations where people can borrow books without having to show ID or p...
    • Defying Muslim Stereotypes At The Dinner Table | NBC News - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 3,448 views
      Amanda Saab and her family invite total strangers for dinner at her Seattle home to talk about Muslims and the many stereotypes associated with Islam.
      » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/Sub...
    • Transgender Activist A Target For Violence In Honduras | NBC News - Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 3,128 views
      Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world, and members of the LGBT community are particularly at risk. Transgender activist Ruby Ferreira has been fighting against discrimination fo...
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  • Politics Play all

    Watch some of the best political videos commissioned on the platform by our our clients.
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  • Food Play all

    A playlist for all the foodies out there, wherever they may be.
    • High-Stakes Dining: Dare to Taste the Poison Puffer Fish? - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,048,644 views
      To eat fugu is to put your life on the line. That's why Japanese chefs must train for years before serving the notoriously poison puffer fish to the public. For more than 45 years, chef Sasaki has ...
    • The Chicken and the Egg: Mastering Japan’s Original Comfort Food - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,042,955 views
      Oyakodon, or chicken and eggs over rice, may be one of Japan’s simplest comfort foods, but done right, it can also be the most satisfying. Tokyo’s Tamahide restaurant has been setting the bar for o...
    • Keeping the Japanese Art of Candy Sculpting Alive - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 844,229 views
      At 27 years old, Shinri Tezuka may be one of the youngest people still practicing the dwindling art of amezaiku, or candy crafting, in Japan. The self-taught Japanese artist carves, sculpts and pai...
    • The Wasabi You Eat Probably Isn’t Wasabi - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 783,348 views
      Most of the time, the wasabi you get in a restaurant or buy in a store is fake. It’s actually horseradish that’s colored green. Why? Well, wasabi is a notoriously difficult plant to grow. In fact, ...
    • These Bento Boxes Are Too Cute to Eat (Almost) - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 559,565 views
      In Japan, children bring bento boxes to school with them for lunch, and Tomomi Maruo has a knack for making these lunches way more fun. As a food artist, she can take up to an hour each day creatin...
    • Fake Food, Real Art: Crafting Display Delicacies - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 324,103 views
      In Japan, it's customary for restaurants to display their offerings inside their front windows. Think restaurant window shopping. The displays come from one city only: Gujo. This ancient town is th...
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    • Sumo Soup: Living Large with Chanko Nabe - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 316,759 views
      Want to bulk up like a sumo wrestler? Try chanko nabe, an ancient Japanese dish that is synonymous with sumo culture. While the average wrestler eats about 10 bowls of it per day, non-wrestlers can...
    • The Vegetable Orchestra Literally Plays with Their Food - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 171,791 views
      In Vienna, Austria, there is an orchestra that performs with instruments made from vegetables. For the past 18 years, these musicians have been purchasing produce from a local market, turning that ...
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    • Office Farming In Japan May Transform Agriculture - Duration: 105 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 22,769 views
      Human resources and recruitment firm Pasona Group dedicates one acre of their downtown Tokyo office building to growing and harvesting over 280 types of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The f...
    • The Story Behind Your Bowl Of Ramen Noodles - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 16,128 views
      Ramen's popular around the world. But what's behind the steamy Japanese bowl of noodles?

      Subscribe for more videos:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?...

      L...
    • How This Sioux Chef Is Bringing Back Indigenous Food - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 11,218 views
      Sean Sherman from Sioux Chef and Karlos Baca are redefining fine cuisine using only indigenous ingredients. We caught up with them at an event in Minneapolis.

      Shot by Eliot Popko for AJ+.

      Subscri...
    • A Roti Bank In India To Feed The Poor - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 9,856 views
      A bank in central India is serving up 500 people every day with fresh, home-cooked meals. Yusuf Mukati wanted to help the poor in his neighborhood, so he started Roti Bank, where people deposit foo...
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  • Mini-Documentary Play all

    Love documentaries but short on time? Here are the best stories from around the world produced through Storyhunter.
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  • NGO & Foundation Videos Play all

    This playlists showcases the best videos with a cause produced by our NGO and Foundation partners to empower silent voices and shed light on important issues all around the world.
    • Sleeping Sickness: Combating a Nasty Parasite - Duration: 100 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,398 views
      African Sleeping Sickness (also known as HAT) is a parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies. It disproportionately affects the rural poor in Africa. Today, the disease is closer to elimination tha...
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    • Help change the unjust laws that discriminate against girls and women - Duration: 65 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,164 views
      Around the world, legal systems are treating girls and women like second class citizens.

      You can help change the unjust laws that punish girls and women simply because of their gender. Stand with...
    • Happy International Women's Day - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 3,010 views
      Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that aims to solve the world’s biggest challenges. On our platform you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most, a...
    • #StandinFormation and win tickets to the Formation World Tour - Duration: 40 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,508 views
      Global Citizen and CHIME FOR CHANGE invite you to #StandinFormation with global citizens around the world. Join the movement, take action to end poverty, and you could win tickets to Beyoncé's Form...
    • Trinitas Kunashe - Malawi - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,495 views
      Trinitas knows from personal experience that periods can keep young women out of school. When she found out that nothing was changing in her community, she decided to do something about it.

      Global...
    • Alex Assali - Germany - Duration: 95 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,064 views
      When Alex Assali arrived in Germany as a refugee from Syria, he wanted to find a way to give back. So every weekend he serves home-cooked meals to people in need on the streets of Berlin.

      Take act...
    • Natalie Robi - Kenya - Duration: 109 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,019 views
      Growing up in rural Kenya, Natalie Robi was the only girl in her community who did not undergo female circumcision. It took her years to realize how lucky she was. Now, Natalie works to encourage g...
    • Sufi Mujhgan - Pakistan - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 970 views
      Although Sufi faces many challenges as a polio worker in Pakistan, she is determined to help Pakistan become polio free by the end of 2016.

      Take action: globalcitizen.org/festival

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    • Global Citizen + CHIME for Change 2017 Commonwealth Event - Duration: 96 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 612 views
      Co-hosted by Malta and the UK - the current and incoming Chairs of the Commonwealth - Global Citizen's March 13th event at NYC's Guastavino's highlighted the unique role of this network of 52 count...
    • Thelma Nambu - Philippines - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 527 views
      Over time, Thelma has come to understand the realities of prostitution in the Philippines. Today, she's trying to give these women a voice.

      Global Citizen partnered with Storyhunter, to tell the s...
    • Everyday Africans bust myths about Africans - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 462 views
      We asked everyday people in Kampala, Uganda, to tackle some persistent myths about Africans like them.
    • Global Lunches From Around the World - Duration: 58 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 387 views
      Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that aims to solve the world’s biggest challenges. On our platform you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most, a...
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