Documentaries,  Short Documentaries

About AMP Media

AMP Media is a small, but mighty award-winning multimedia production shop, specializing in short videos under 5 minutes, to narrative, and experimental videos, to documentaries and music videos. We are selective in the projects we take on as we are a small shop and wish to work on projects we believe in and which are suited to our storytelling focus. The tools change, but the need for clear, evocative tale-telling hasn’t changed since the communal fires around which the art of the story began.

AMP Media was founded in May 2020 by Douglas John Imbrogno, a lifelong storyteller in word and images. He was for many years a feature writer, feature editor, and multimedia producer for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charleston Gazette and Gazette Mail in the capital city of West Virginia. He is also editor of the monthly web magazine, WestVirginiaVille and the climate newsletter ChangingClimateTimes.

Our chief Producer/Videographer is Bobby Lee Messer, of Messer Media in Huntington, WV, who has decades of experience in shooting and producing video storytelling and documentary work with heart and style. He is also a master of aerial photography and has one of the finest libraries of aerial photography of West Virginia seen anywhere. (He’d be more than happy to fly his drone-for-hire, named Minerva, for you if you need fresh views from on high.)

See the range of our work on this site from short-form videos, music videos, climate videos, and some forthcoming long-form documentaries). Give us a shout or e-mail me directly at and let’s discuss if you have multimedia projects you’d like done at a fair cost.

Awards & Festivals

Here are some the awards and honors AMP Media’s work has been accorded in the wide world:

SHORT DOCUMENTARY: THE FEMALE GAZE: How a West Virginia Artist Captured 100 Badass Women:

1) Official Selection in 13th annual 2021 SiciliAmbiente Festival, in Sicily, Italy.
2) Official selection in the 2021 Montreal Independent Film Festival.
3) Official selection in the monthly Chicago Indie Film Awards in March 2021
4) Official selection in the 2021 Best Shorts Competition in “Best Short Documentary” category.
5) Official selection in the 2021 Venice California Shorts Festival in “Best Documentary” category.
6) Official selection in the 2021 Venice California Shorts Festival in “Best Documentary” category.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY: “WHAT’S IN A NAME?” A West Virginia Community Confronts a Confederate Legacy”:

1) Official Selection in 2022 Dunedin International Film Festival
2) Official selection in2021 Black Star International Film Festival in Accra, Ghana.
3) Honorable Mention in “Short Documentary” category in 2021 Black Truth Film Festival.
4) Award Winner in the 2021 Phoenix Shorts Festival in the “Black Lives Matter Short” category.
5) Official Selection in 2021 ‘I Will Tell Festival‘ that runs in London, Florida and Trinidad and Tobago.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY: When Earl Went to War:

Runner Up in “Best Documentary/News Story 14 to 30 minutes” and Runner Up in “Best News Story/Public Information” the 2021 NewsFest — True Stories International Film and Writers Festival.

MUSIC VIDEO: “LAY THAT BURDEN DOWN”: A Musical Homage to John Lewis, Sung by Lady D:

1) Official selection in Music Video category of the monthly Chicago Indie Film Awards in March 2021.
2) Official selection in 2021 Accolade Global Film Competition in “Music Video” category.


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