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

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You want to produce a video overseas? You've come to the right place. I’m Steve Dorst. I started Dorst MediaWorks in 2002 to help organizations like yours show results through inspiring documentary-style videos. That journey has taken our team to 50+ countries to tell stories for the most impactful groups in international development and humanitarian relief. We know how important it is to treat your in-country staff and people we film incredibly well, despite the cultural and language barriers. Click the map below: have we filmed where you work? Let's make some Videos for Good!

Our Mission: Videos for Good

Our mission is to make the world a more just and sustainable place by being the best boutique video production studio for organizations like yours — that are working to make the world a better place.

We Make Your Job Easier

Producing complex international videos in multiple languages can be tough. But not for us. It’s what we do. Leave the heavy lifting to us.

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We go the extra mile to make sure we provide incredible service to our trusted clients during the collaborative process. We always provide great value and cinematic finished videos. Just check out our reviews!

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Washington DC Video Production Services – 2019 reel – Dorst MediaWorks “Videos for Good”

Short | 2019 | 1:00

Hi, I’m Steve Dorst. I started Dorst MediaWorks in 2002 to help organizations show results through inspiring documentary-style videos. That journey has taken our team…

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Washington DC Video Production Services: “Metrocable” (Ross Prize finalist)

Short | 2019 | 3:39

Metrocable is helping to shift the boundaries of urban opportunity through an innovative transport system in Medellín, Colombia. Credits: Produced, directed, shot, written, edited by…

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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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Washington DC Government Video Production: “Annie’s Story,” Millennium Challenge Corporation in Malawi

Short | 2018 | 2:06

This is the story of Annie's tragic loss and her new passion. It's also the story of how the Millennium Challenge Corporation helped Malawian women…

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Washington DC Video Production: “Partners in Progress” The IMF in Ireland, Vietnam & Colombia

Short | 2017 | 6:30

Policymakers from Ireland, Vietnam, and Colombia speak about their journeys to overcome financial difficulties and build stronger economies, and how the International Monetary Fund was…

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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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Washington DC Video Production: Ross Prize for Cities, Who We Are

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 Video Production Services: “SWaCH” (Ross Prize finalist)

Short | 2019 | 4:06

SWaCH Pune Seva Sahakari Sanstha is a member-owned cooperative for waste pickers that is helping to clean up the streets of Pune, India. Credits: Produced,…

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Videos for Good

A Global Portfolio: Click a Country!

Dorst MediaWorks, Inc. is a Washington, DC video production company helping US-based international organizations show results with documentary-style videos. Since 2002, we’ve worked at the highest level of international development and relief, with USAID, the World Bank, and dozens of nonprofits that are changing the world one person at a time. That journey has taken our team to 50+ countries. Our mission is to be the best video production company for organizations that do good. When we film around the world, we are committed to treating our clients, subjects, and crew well, especially across cultural and language barriers. Award-winning, human-centered videos, emphatic storytelling, global reach from Washington, DC. Videos for Good ©.

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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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Making a Corporate Video in Morocco? Here are 16 Things You Need to Know

I just returned from a film shoot in Morocco. The country is beautiful, with a rich history, and accessible culture. But making a professional video there takes some doing. Here are 16 tips to help you get the job done.

1. No vaccines or visas required

If you’re a US citizen, you don’t need a visas if you’re staying fewer than 90 days. A fun fact: in 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco became the first country in the world to recognize United States independence, only a year and a half after the U.S. Declaration of Independence was issued. We’re friends.

2. Definitely hire a fixer

You need a local video production company. There’s no way around this. I worked with Casablanca-based Tswera Productions. They did a great job. I plan on writing a longer piece about the positive experience.

Spice vendor in Marrakesh’s medina (old city) at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Photo by Steve Dorst

3. Nabbing that elusive “authorization to film”

You’re going to need a letter from the company/organization you’re

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