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Austin M.

Oakland, CA, USA

15 reviews

$800 - $5000 / Day

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About Austin

Austin Meyer is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Oakland, CA. He is a National Geographic Explorer and his work has been featured by HBO, Hulu, Apple TV, National Geographic, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, PBS NewsHour, and Al Jazeera among others. Meyer graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. degree in creative writing and an M.A. degree in journalism. After graduation, he was selected as the winner of the New York Times’ International Reporting Trip with Nicholas Kristof competition, for which he reported for the New York Times in Baltimore, India, and Nepal. Meyer has worked as a videographer at the Los Angeles Times and was awarded an IDEO storytelling fellowship, during which he reported for Slate on the social and environmental impacts of hydropower dams along the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. In 2018 Meyer was awarded a National Geographic Explorer grant to create a documentary film on maternal healthcare in Zambia. His documentaries have screened at the American Documentary, Mill Valley, & Milwaukee Film Festivals, as well as in the National Geographic Short Film Showcase and Atlantic Selects series. Meyer’s purpose as a documentarian is to tell stories that change the way people walk through the world by inspiring empathy, curiosity, and wonder. He is passionate about telling vulnerable and intimate stories that are emotionally moving, break down stereotypes, and compel people to take action in order to make our world a better place. @austinmeyerfilms on social media

Top Reviews

  • January 2022

    Austin was an excellent resource for this project from the outset. His creative approach brought levity to the series and he and his team handled the production and post-production with real professionalism and efficiency. Highly recommend.

    - Hubie from Storyhunter Studios

  • November 2021

    Austin produced an exceptionally moving story and handled the subject with sensitivity and empathy. It comes through in his film. We would definitely work with him again.

    - Matthew from LXTV

  • December 2019

    Austin has both a sharp eye and a good sense of storytelling. His kit is efficient and portable.

    - Daniel from Business Insider

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    4 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    4 reviews
  • Executive Producer

    3 reviews

Top Projects

  • California Wildfires Are Forcing People To Leave For Good

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    3 days of filming and recording sound for this Insider story about wildfire recovery.

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    December 2019

  • Fork In The River

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Reporter / Journalist

    This feature story was published by Roads & Kingdoms and, and tells the story of the social and environmental impacts of hydroelectric dams along SE Asia's Mekong River. The story was reported in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, and includes 5 short videos that zoom into the experience of individual families who are experiencing the impacts of a changing environment.

  • This Carpenter Builds Crutches For Children. Now It’s His Turn To Walk.

    • Documentary DP
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Produced for LXTV on Storyhunter

    November 2021

  • Stanford Filming

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Produced for Zinc on Storyhunter

    April 2023

  • The Cure(ious) - New York Stock Exchange Series

    • Executive Producer

    Led creative direction, filmed, and edited this series on the future of health for the New York Stock Exchange. Deliverables included 5 x 5 minute videos, 5 sizzle reels, a series sizzle, and 31 short videos introducing each of the industry experts we interviewed.

    Produced for The New York Stock Exchange on Storyhunter

    February 2023



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • 4K video camera
  • Drone
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic
  • External recorder


  • Stabilizer

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Senior Editor
  • Executive Producer
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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