John gets clients, not an easy thing to find these days. He’s committed to quality, always exceeding my expectations.
— Lou Douros, North Yuke


Säntis Creative Group is an award-winning full service visual media production company located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, but our relationship with professional talent spans the world.

We’ve got deep experience, working with a variety of commercial and non-profit organizations including Intel, Lockheed Martin, Dutch National Television, ESPN,  Harper Collins, and Lowes. We frequently work together with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, traveling around the world to develop media content for their website and television specials.

John Northrup established Säntis Creative Group in 2006. Though originally from Southern California, John has lived in Mexico, Spain, and The Netherlands. He is a Film & Television graduate from Chapman University. 

John is an internationally-minded, locally-oriented creative with deep personal concern for people. John has the experience, intuition, & professional savvy to bring any project to successful completion.
— Matthew Brown, Apple Computer


We love working collaboratively with our clients to produce cinematic visuals that resonate with audiences and inspire positive action. Here are a few examples of our work. See even more at our Vimeo page.

Big thanks to David Barker of Alp Life Sciences for trusting us with the vision for this spot! Writer and Director, Jon D. Brooks and I knew this spot would be a great opportunity to showcase some of the gorgeous scenery from our own Blue Ridge Mountains.


Working with Lou Douros, Director, is always a pleasure. We created this short film for The Johnny Cash Trail Experience in Folsom, CA. Featuring Artist Adan Romo.

The stage play "COUNT, Stories From America's Death Rows" is written by Lynden Harris and Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. From " ... Count invites us right into the stark otherworld of death row, a world that is both incredibly dissimilar and sometimes disturbingly similar to our own."


Featuring Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan's story. Originally commissioned by Generous Giving in 2009 and updated at the request of Ave Maria University in 2010. Client: Ave Maria University

John is an amazing talent to work with. He adds a depth and creative outlook ... I love working with John!
— Larissa Miller, Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.

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Tell us about your product, service, or movement. We will work with your available budget to create visual messaging that goes beyond what you thought was possible.

Säntis Creative Group, Inc.
1 Stegall Lane
Asheville, NC 28805

Telephone +1.828.301.5402


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