Featured Work

Jobs for G.I.s

Film | 2015 | 1:24:00

STORY Jobs for G.I.s documents the struggles vets face finding a job when they separate from the military. Set in Los Angeles, which has the…

Learn More

Lebanon: Rabih’s Fishing Business

Short | 2014 | 03:46

This is the story of Rabih, who struggles to make a living as a fisherman before buying a new boat and building his business. And…

Learn More

Azerbaijan: Corporate Governance

Short | 2011 | 09:49

This is the story of a donor, a banker, a businessman, a regulator, a journalist, and a professor -- all who've contributed to improving the corporate governance…

Learn More

Kenya: Kinote’s Story (in Japanese)

Short | 2013 | 03:58

This is the story of Kinote, who almost gives up farming before learning profitable coffee production. And the company Ecom SMS, which is providing training…

Learn More

By Afghans, for Afghans: Point of View (Noor Seddiq)

Short | 2014 | 02:39

This is the story of Noor Seddiq, an Afghan national who after 25 years living in the U.S. has returned to help rebuild the country.…

Learn More

Como é Tua Experiência .ORG? AfroReggae (Português)

Short | 2013 | 01:14

This is the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Brazilian nonprofit that fights for social transformation through art and culture. And the story of the…

Learn More

Mexico: Delfino’s Story

Short | 2013 | 04:16

This is the story of Delfino, who goes from being evicted to owning his first house. And the company Vinte, which is building affordable housing…

Learn More

Zimbabwe: Precious’ story

Short | 2011 | 04:14

This is the story of the brave and incredibly resourceful Precious Ncube.  And the story of Catholic Relief Services and its humanitarian arm benefiting HIV…

Learn More

Short Films

A Global Portfolio

Dorst MediaWorks' specialty is producing short documentary films for development organizations. These stories feature beneficiaries and show how projects improve their lives. They illustrate development results, raise awareness, or mobilize funds. Topics include: health, agriculture, governance, the environment, gender, microfinance, and education. Dorst has directed and produced on five continents. Clients include: USAID and its partners, Catholic Relief Services, International Executive Service Corps, IFC, PIR, the Red Cross, USDA, Women for Women International, and the World Bank Group.

Documentary filmmaker

Steve Dorst

I am a documentary filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. My feature documentary films include Jobs For GIs (2015), Shattered Sky (2012), and Volcanic Sprint (2007). You can watch them on DirecTV, PBS, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon. I’ve produced dozens of short documentary films for international development organizations …

full biography

Blog & Twitter

From Ryan Lochte to Ashton Eaton: 8 Things I Learned at the Olympics

Until last month, my best Olympic memory was this: While in college in 1992 I traveled across Europe for a summer. In Barcelona, I splurged on Olympic track and field tickets for my 21st birthday. Sunshine, world-class runners, and … Evander Holyfield? What was he doing in the cheap seats? I have this enduring memory of sitting behind the boxing champ all day, surprised he had itty-bitty calves in comparison to his hulking upper body.

Then Rio happened.

file-sep-10-3-24-51-pm
Self-portrait, Ipanema Beach

In my

Full Blog Post