Dani is a digital marketing professional, with personal values rooted in inclusion and disability justice. She has a firm grasp in digital and social marketing strategies and analysis. Most recently, she co-produced and starred in a documentary film, “Dani’s Twins,” and spearheaded an impact campaign amplifying issues faced by disabled parents. She earned a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated Cum Laude.
Steve’s passion to make the world a better place gave impetus to Dorst MediaWorks’ storytelling for organizations that do good. His independent documentaries include: Dani's Twins (2022), Jobs for G.I.s (2015), Shattered Sky (2012), and Volcanic Sprint (2007), which have aired on DirecTV, PBS, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon. As the founder of Dorst MediaWorks, Steve has 20 years’ experience building brands. 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, and 40+ countries in between.
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.
Based in Cotonou, Benin, Teddy Attila has been working since 2011 as a film director, screenwriter and producer. Most recently (2017-2023), he worked for the United States’ Millennium Challenge Corporation compact in Benin (2017-2023). Teddy was instrumental leading all aspects of video production, photography, and storytelling for the $391 million compact that in 2023 completed the reform and modernization of the West African country's power sector. Teddy frequently traveled the country, interacting with diverse stakeholders to document project results. Teddy is proficient as a director, cameraman, photographer, drone operator, scriptwriter, and video editor. He is fluent in English, French, Fon, and Mina. Teddy is recognized for his big smile and ability to connect with people of all backgrounds : interviewing a Government Minister one day and filming village children the next.
In addition to his international development experience, Teddy wrote, produced and directed award-winning independent films: Freedom (2011), The Cupboard (2012), From 7 to 8 (2013), La Route des Pêches (2014), Kindred Souls (2015), and Me I Know All (2019) in collaboration with Canal+.
Teddy’s goal is to grow as a storyteller, expand his network of collaborators, and to work throughout West Africa, Africa, and beyond to change lives for the better.
Steve has the rare ability to connect with anyone - no matter how humble their circumstances - and make them feel valued - put them at ease.
Steve Dorst made a fantastic video for us on a particularly tight deadline!
Steve is an excellent director and creative partner.
Steve is the consummate professional … Top-shelf work. Top-shelf guy.
Steve has the international affairs expertise that equips him with a sharp editorial sense.
Steve is not only creative, but his writing and storytelling is outstanding.
Steve has continually impressed me … working on projects that he feels matters to the world and himself.
Steve is excellent at developing unique concepts for his clients media and storytelling needs.
When I go to work with Steve I know I'm going to be smiling at the end of the day because, the client is going to be blown away with the end result.
As a producer and director, Steve has a clarity and an assured communication style. His notes are specific, constructive and meaningful … and he’s simply fun to work with.
It's rare to find a storyteller who can take complexity, and while maintaining soul and depth, shape something elegant.
Steve is a one-of-a-kind passionate filmmaker. He has a knack for motivating people, getting them personally invested in the project’s success and doing their very greatest work.
I was blown away. Steve applies the same intellectual rigor, visual artistry, and personal commitment to his client projects as he does to his own documentary films.
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