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Washington D.C.’s #1 ranked film studio for international videos. Let’s make some “Videos for Good.”

Angie comes to the documentary film world after more than 20 years at the crossroads of international development and communications. Most recently, Angie was the global advocacy and campaigns lead for the World Bank, where she specialized in multimedia, multi-channel engagement. During this time, she oversaw communications strategy and implementation — print, online, social, marketing, multimedia, and media — for a wide range of business lines, including IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest. In this capacity, she spearheaded communications campaigns that helped raise more than $125 billion for projects in the world's poorest countries. Angie studied international relations at The American University and the University of Copenhagen, and studied art at Parque Lage Escola de Arte in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has worked in more than 3 dozen countries and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Angie Gentile

Owner, Producer

Steve’s passion to help make the world a more just, sustainable, and equal place gave impetus to Dorst MediaWorks’ storytelling for organizations that do good. As an independent documentary filmmaker, his films Jobs for G.I.s (2015), Shattered Sky (2012), and Volcanic Sprint (2007) have aired on DirecTV, PBS, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon. As the founder of Dorst MediaWorks, Steve has 15 years’ experience as a director/producer, and has delivered more than 250 videos for more than 50 clients. His favorite skill is forging outstanding relationships—with client teams, crew, and video subjects alike. He operates with an “indie” documentary ethic: knowing how to stretch a dollar while maintaining highest quality along the project cycle; and is known for problem-solving in a myriad of challenging situations across the globe, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to Vietnam and many countries in between. Steve earned his Master’s in Economics and African Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, D.C. and Bologna, Italy. A recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, he atttended the Université de Yaoundé II in Cameroon, and also apprenticed under Noah Ondongo Generaud learning an ancient stringed musical instrument, the mvet.

Steve Dorst

Director, Cinematographer

Since 2003, Jake has filmed and photographed in more than 60 countries for humanitarian organizations, editorial publications, and corporations making a positive impact in the developing world. As advocacy tools, his videos have been instrumental in bringing emergency services to survivors of sexual violence in the DR Congo (CARE-European Union), in streamlining and enhancing the Government of Malawi’s policies on HIV/AIDS (CRS-USAID), and in helping to bring urgent relief to earthquake-stricken Nepal (ChildFund – Caritas). Jake’s photos grace the Annual Reports, websites, and promotional materials of dozens of organizations, offering an intimate and compassionate glimpse into the lives of the underprivileged and disenfranchised around the globe. Jake has extensive knowledge of international development programs and issues, and has lived for much of his career outside his native USA, including 7 years’ experience in Uganda and Tanzania. He is known for his respectful way with his documentary subjects. Jake’s passion is for people, and for bringing to light the issues and challenges they may face.

Jake Lyell

Still Photographer, DP


Our Clients

World Bank Group
AT&T People Planet Possibilities
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Catholic Relief Services
Colombia University
Creative Associates International
Earth Institute
Forum One
Foundation for Biomedical Research
Global Environment Facility
Habitat for Humanity
Human Rights Campaign
ICF International
International Crisis Group
International Finance Corporation
International Medical Corps
International Monetary Fund
Johns Hopkins University
Milennium Challenge Corporation
Nathan Associates
National Democratic Institute
PIR (Public Interest Registry)
Powell Tate
Red Cross
See Forever, Maya Angelou Public Charter School
Thurgood Marshall Academy
Tokyo Distance Learning Center
UN Foundation
United Nations
University of Baltimore
University of Southern California
US Department of State
VEGA (Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance)
Volunteers of America
Women for Women International
World Resources Institute

Our Capabilities



Style & Concept


Location Scouting

Crew Assembly

Art Direction

Talent Search & Audition


Set Design


Live Video

Studio & Greenscreen Shoots

Location Shoots

International Shoots

Virtual Reality Video

Event & Sport Shoots

Lighting & Grip


Hair & Makeup

Professional Wardrobe


Still Photography


Voiceover Casting & Recording



Video Editing

2 & 3D Motion Design & Graphics

Music Scoring & Composition

Audio Edit

Sound Design

Color Correction

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