About us

We are Beyond Borders Media

An international communication agency, with a strong focus on development and humanitarian work. We wish to create a brighter future for people and the planet. And we are here to help you make an impact, through creativity, visual storytelling communication strategies, content development and research.

We are based in The Netherlands, and have experience in over 120 countries.

Philosophy & ambition

Human centred approach

People always come first, therefore we use a human centred approach in everything we do. This technique puts real people at the centre of our development process. This enables us to create products and services that resonate and are tailored to your audience’s needs.

Focus on development and humanitarian topics

Our ambition is to help people advance in life. We do this through what we know to do best; communication. Since 2008 we have been working hard to empower NGOs and UN organisations worldwide. This has led us to gain a lot of knowledge on many development-related topics. And we share this knowledge whenever we can.

Do No Harm Principles

Beyond Borders Media follows the Do No Harm Principles (DNH). “Do no harm” is to avoid exposing people to additional risks through your actions. This means taking a step back when needed to look at the broader context and mitigate potential negative effects on the social fabric, the economy and the environment, caused by our activities. In our work, we are always aware of their potential consequences.

Experience with sensitive topics

Some project subjects are easy to talk about, while others deal with more sensitive topics. What is normal in one country can be taboo in another country, like Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights or Human Rights for example. Beyond Borders Media has gained experience and awareness working with sensitive topics, and can help your organisations to navigate through these cultural and political sensitivities.

Supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda has our full support. Beyond Borders Media’s aim is to contribute to these goals, which we do through our work together with the clients we are working for.

We always give you the best support

The ‘products’ we make are merely tools to help you advance. Our aim is to help you further. Climbing that next step on the ladder. Therefore we always discuss where you currently stand and where you would like to be after a project.

Our clients

Testimonials

I have worked with Beyond Borders Media in one of the most remote areas in Mali, and in a complex security and humanitarian context. I was really mesmerized by how much the BBM team members have adapted and delivered quality content that we used for our social media platforms across the world. Their ethics as a media and dedication in shedding light on vulnerable populations’ needs are exemplary. Their work is based on empathy, integrity, and portraying the truth. I will definitely be pleased to work with BBM again.

Chadi Ouanes
client

IOM worked together with Beyond Borders Media in a worldwide activity on the production of audiovisual materials on migrant return and sustainable reintegration, covering Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. In all target countries Beyond Borders Media successfully and professionally worked alongside local and international IOM staff to engage beneficiaries, partners, donors and other stakeholders in the video production activities, and always proved to be flexible and reactive to the challenges that might arise.

Giulia Brioschi
client

Working with Beyond Borders Media on audiovisual production operations in North Africa and Senegal, I have dealt with highly professional teams who have the sense of creativity that is a prerequisite for effective development communication and resource mobilization processes. Their technical and editorial skills make them a first-choice operator as shown by their productions.

Fahd Belbachir
client

Our Team

Julie Guillot

Media Producer
French-born, lived in Japan, now creating media production with BBM all over the globe. Smart, structured and efficient; Julie tackles all project challenges sticking to tight deadlines.

Nikolai van den Burg

Producer
Coming from an advertising background and having worked with top creative agencies in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and France, he brings international and production expertise to the table.

Lorena del Castillo Durand

Researcher
Researcher and communication specialist from Peru, but settled in The Netherlands. Lorena dives in data, run interviews and leads research projects with a humane perspective.

Joris de Jong

Animator & Illustrator
Joris combines a clean visual style for engaging animations and clear storytelling. He is a huge fan of good food, exploring new places and he drums in a band.

Edward Cook

Filmmaker & Editor
Documentary maker by profession, and enthusiastic & good hearted guy by character. Edward grew up in the USA and Iceland, which gives him a unique perspective on life.

Steven Munzebrock

Cameraman & Editor
Highly skilled cameraman with experience all over the globe, whether it is hot or cold temperatures, Steven comes back with high-end pictures and videos.

Jerry de Mars

Creative Director
Dutch-born, French-raised; Jerry enjoys multilingual benefits which he can apply in his work everyday. Anthropologist with lots of experience working at NGOs, which he now applies as a creative media…

Reinier van Oorsouw

Founder & Director
Experience in 110+ countries, in designing media campaigns, video directing, photography and supervising projects.

Roald van Stijn

Cameraman & Editor
Creative cameraman and excellent editor; Roald builds engaging stories throughout the entire process.