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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.

Dani Izzie

Sr. Social Media Strategist

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.

Steve Dorst

Founder, Creative Director

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

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.

Teddy Attila

Producer, West Africa


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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