georgetown media was founded by filmmaker Nicholas Feustel and graphic designer, Hanns-Michael Rühle in 2001.
As a thriving multimedia company based in Hamburg's bohemian St. Georg quarter (lovingly known as 'Georgetown' by locals) georgetown media produced corporate films, specialising in digital post-production, alongside its graphic and web design business.
In 2007, Hanns-Michael left georgetown media to form rühledesign, which focuses on delivering high-grade print-based, graphic design. Meanwhile, Nicholas began developing TV and online formats as a graduate of the Entertainment Master Class.
In 2010, drawing on Nicholas's extensive personal and professional experiences, georgetown media began focusing on health issues, notably HIV and breast cancer, to create innovative documentaries and informational and advocacy videos.
Their first documentary "I want to live, don't I?" - A Cancer Diary (2010) was nominated for a prestigious Adolf Grimme Award and was broadcast on four TV channels in three territories.
Since the International AIDS Conference in Vienna (AIDS 2010), georgetown media has been working with HIV and human rights organisations around the world – including the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe, Global Network of People Living With HIV and Open Society Foundations – creating powerful advocacy, educational and health promotion videos as well as documenting international meetings, panels and presentations.
georgetown media provides a full video production service (a portable three-camera studio set-up) delivering complete projects from conception to post-production, including music, for clients who require a unique combination of health-related knowledge and sensitivity along with the flexibility, versatility, and equipment portability of a 'one-stop shop'.
With near-native fluency in English as well as in German, georgetown media – a German 'GmbH & Co KG' (similar to a UK Limited Company) – also comes with full production liability insurance.