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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. See our hundreds of videos all over the world.

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Best-in-class Instagram Marketing

The TikTok effect has transformed the video marketing landscape. If your social media is not at least 75% video, you’re dated. This plays to our strengths as visual storytellers.

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5-Star Reviews

We are ranked #1 or #2 in national lists of the best documentary production, 3D animation, digital marketing, and Instagram marketing companies. We aim to exceed your expectations so we can consolidate these top positions.

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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!

Launched in Washington, DC in 2002, our roots are in helping international organizations show results with documentary-style videos. We have worked at the highest level of international development, with USAID, the World Bank, and dozens of companies and nonprofits changing the world one person at a time. And we continue to produce award-winning, human-centered stories. Meanwhile, the video-marketing landscape has changed. Today, we are an elite agency specializing in Instagram strategies and storytelling. Recently. we were ranked the nation's top company for Instagram marketing. Many creative agencies take a multi-platform approach, but we focus only on Instagram. It all started with "Videos for Good" ©.

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Steve Dorst

Founder and Creative Director Steve Dorst is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. He founded Dorst MediaWorks in 2002. Steve’s documentary films include Dani’s Twins (2021), Jobs For GIs (2015), Shattered Sky (2012), and Volcanic Sprint (2007)…meet our team

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Making a Film in Benin? 🇧🇯 19 Things You Need to Know

I just returned from my first film shoot to Benin, in west Africa.

After being off the radar for most Americans, Benin has been in the news with the release of Hollywood’s “The Woman King.” But the producers stirred up controversy by filming in South Africa, nowhere near the authentic homeland of the Kingdom of Dahomey.

Meanwhile, as if to reassert a claim to its own history, Benin unveiled three impressive national monuments, including a 100-foot high Amazon statue honoring Dahomey’s women warriors.

Despite the new attention, Benin is still off-the-beaten path, with an undiscovered feel, and a fascinating, diverse culture. Without a film industry, however, producing here requires preparation.

Here are 19 bits of advice to help you succeed.

1. No Covid vaccine required 💉
I didn’t need to show my Covid vaccination card, but brought it just in case. Here’s more from the Beninese Government related to the reduction of preventive measures.

2. Passport control: Get your E-Visa 🛂

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