From our studio in Washington DC, Dorst MediaWorks helps US-based international organizations with inspiring, documentary-style videos.

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Los Angeles Documentary Video Production – JOBS for G.I.s (trailer) for DirecTV

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…

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Washington DC USAID Video Production: 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…

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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.…

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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…

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IMF: Never Refuse the Call

Short | 2017 | 2:38

Economic hardship can strike anywhere. Before World War II, countries rarely sought outside advice on monetary and fiscal policy. But as the global economy zigs…

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WRI: Ross Prize for Cities, Washington DC Video Production

Short | 2017 | 1:12

With the generous support of visionary business leader and philanthropist Stephen M. Ross, WRI Ross Center is announcing a global competition designed to identify, celebrate…

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Washington DC Health Video Production – Zimbabwe: “Tich’s Story” for CRS

Short | 2011 | 04:20

This is the story of the brave and immensely talented Tichaona Mudhobi, or "Tich." And the story of Catholic Relief Services and its humanitarian arm…

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Videos for Good

A Global Portfolio

Dorst MediaWorks' specialty is producing videos for international organizations that do good. Typically we work directly with our clients' Director of Communications to tell stories that help illustrate results, raise awareness, or mobilize funds. These stories often feature beneficiaries and show how projects improve their lives. Clients include: USAID and its implementers, the World Bank Group and its partners, and nonprofits with operations all around the world. Award-winning films, emphatic storytelling, global reach—celebrating how YOUR organization transform lives.

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Steve Dorst

Founder Steve Dorst is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. His 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. Through Dorst MediaWorks, Dorst has produced 280+ videos for organizations that do good around the world …meet our team

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Videos for Good. The name says it all. We are a boutique video production studio based in Washington, D.C., traveling the world to tell your story. Our team has been to more than 100 countries. We are seriously committed to treating our clients, subjects, and crew fairly, especially across cultural and language barriers. And these days, we have the luxury of being incredibly focused: we only make documentary-style videos for international organizations that do good. 

So when it’s time to raise awareness, do some fundraising, or simply show your great results, call Dorst MediaWorks. Let’s make some Videos for Good

NONPROFITS AND NGOS

If you are a nongovernmental organization (NGO) or a not-for-profit, we want to tell your story. You do great work transforming people’s lives. The people you serve are your greatest fans, and when they tell your story, documentary-style, their passion and enthusiasm is contagious. When we amplify their story with a little cinematic

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