• Authentic Appalachian Stories

About Us

We are passionate professionals. We tell stories that matter.

We are experienced, fun-loving professionals who are passionate about telling real stories about real people.

  • Visions of Ashe Premiere

    Visions of Ashe Premiere

    Visions of Ashe was Germain Media's very first television series. It featured the award winning Moonshine episode, as well as episodes entitled The Virginia Creeper, Musical Roots, A Veteran Remembers, and The New River.

  • Visions of Alleghany Premiere

    Visions of Alleghany Premiere

    In May, 2013, we held a premiere at the famous Alleghany Jubilee for our first two Visions of Alleghany Films, Back When & Back When Again. These films, which are essentially love letters to Alleghany County, were enthusiastically received and a fun night was had by all!

  • North Carolina Family Film Festival

    North Carolina Family Film Festival

    It is the mission of the North Carolina Family Film Festival to bring high-quality, multicultural films to Northeastern North Carolina. We were very honored to have our documentary film, Visions of Alleghany: Back When, chosen as an official selection of the 2013 Festival.

  • Winner of 2013 Paul Green Multimedia Award

    Paul Green Multimedia Award

    Awarded by the North Carolina Society of Historians, the Paul Green Multimedia Award is awarded to projects promoting NC history. Our winning entry was Visions of Ashe: Moonshine. In this episode we explored the history of moonshine production in one NC mountain county. Great stories... even better characters!

  • Winner 2014 TeleChoice Award

    TeleChoice Award

    Awarded by the Rural Broadband Association, Germain Media was awarded this prestigious national award for producing the best "Local Video Content" for our "Visions Of" series airing on SkyBest TV.

  • Visions of Watauga Premiere

    Visions of Watauga Premiere

    In August, 2014, Germain Media visited Watauga county, NC to meet the people who call Watauga home. We got to hear many great stories about the people and events that helped shape Watauga.

Real Characters

Many of the characters on TV are over-exaggerated stereotypes. We ONLY feature real people with real stories.

Real Stories

We never manufacture stories. If we don't think a story is inherently interesting, we aren't interested in it.

Real History

Don't you think that fact is stranger than fiction? We do! THOSE are the stories that we seek to capture.

Real Films

Our documentary films and reality-based TV shows depict characters and story with grace and humor.

By The Numbers

Take a look at a few quick stats about Germain Media.


Films Produced


Websites Created


Years of Experience


Awards Won

Meet our team

Passionate individuals engaged in a true collaborative effort to share great stories.

Kelley St. Germain

Kelley St. Germain

Founder & Guru
Tristan Ham

Tristan Ham

Web Developer & Sound Engineer
Scott Ballard

Scott Ballard

On-Air Host & Public Relations
Samantha Rife

Samantha Rife

TV/Film Consultant


The technology of our business is constantly evolving. We strive to stay ahead of the curve.

Film Production

Web Development


Project Management


We are a full-service media company. Contact us to discuss your project today.

Professional Quality

We are an Adobe shop utilizing Canon multi-camera setups and professional sound. We make every project look good.

Content is King

If we don't like it, we know you won't...and our standards are very high. We believe that story matters.

Organic In Nature

We find that the best stories tell themselves. Our job is not to force or contrive a story, but instead to witness it.

From Start to Finish

We have a 13 year track record of proven success. Once you hire us, you know that we are with you for the entire project.

Film & Video Production

We are experienced in writing, directing, and producing content for the silver screen, television and the internet. From corporate to full feature documentaries, we have produced award winning content.

Aerial Photography

Utilizing the latest drone technology, we can photograph and video objects and landscapes from angles and heights never before possible. Our quadcopters are very versatile.

Social Media Management

Do you have time to manage your social media? If not, NO problem! We can be contracted to manage and generate content for your facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube, or blog feeds.

Web Development & Design

We designed our first websites in the 1990s. We have designed and hosted over 500 websites. We handle all the details so the process is easy for you.

Search Engine Optimization

A website is worthless if no one can find. Every website we design is optimized with the latest code and strategies for the major search engines including Google, Bing, and others.

Mobile Design & Online Stores

With the recent explosion of mobile devices, it is important that your website looks good/ everywhere. We also offer our clients a variety of eCommerce solutions including online storefronts.

Our Creative Process

From start to finish, we are here for you.

Setting the Stage

Every project starts with a first meeting. During this meeting we listen, ask questions, and focus intently on clarifying and understanding the client's vision.

Rubber Meets The Road

The devil is in the details. Many projects succeed or fail based on having a realistic and detailed plan and schedule. Project management is our specialty.

Reaching for the Prize

The main reason that we have won so many awards is that we don't settle for average. We enjoy being creatively fearless and reaching for the stars.


Over the last 13 years, we have completed a wide variety of projects. Here is a small sampling.

What do our clients think?

Over the course of 13 years we have worked with many different clients and businesses.

  • "Excellent mix of commentary, visuals, and music. You covered a lot of ground in a short space of time, and did it without sacrificing any of the richness or complexity of the subject! The documentary is educational without a doubt, and, like the music, it's also entertaining!"

    Marshall Wyatt - Marshall Wyatt - Viewer
  • "I went to Germain Media when I wanted a new website for my wrestling camp. Germain Media did an incredible job and exceeded our expectations. Their level of service both before and AFTER the site was done has been fantastic. I highly recommend Germain Media for all your website needs!"

    Jeff Jordan - Jeff Jordan - JordanTrained.com
  • "I enjoyed this show very much, I honestly didn't know much of the history of the train and timber industry. It was great to see familiar faces and hear mountain voices. Thanks, I'd like to watch another one."

    Kim Hodgson - Kim Hodgson - Viewer
  • "Each production is better and all of them are good. This one is the best one yet."

    Sam Shumate - Sam Shumate - Viewer


If you have a question or comment about our services or products, please feel free to contact us.

  • 409-D South Main St., Jefferson, NC, 28640
  • Germain Media, LLC ~ PO Box 1105, Jefferson, NC, 28640
  • 336-844-4905
  • info@germainmedia.com