“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Dara Padwo-Audick for nearly two years on a wide variety of video production projects for Hendricks Investment Holdings, LLC, my personal new business incubator company. Dara was the right choice for our diverse and growing needs, bringing her 25+ years of video and documentary film production talent and experience to the table, garnered at leading media companies such as Discovery Communications, National Geographic and ESPN, to name a few. I look forward to continuing our professional association with Dara and value the imagination and can-do spirit she brings to her work for all of us here at HIH.” John Hendricks, Founder


“Dara is a delight to work with. She enables, she is supportive and she has an actor’s understanding of performance. Dara builds a team around her and gets the best from everyone. She leads. She is a great collaborator with a writer’s instinct for story, pulling together all the strands from everyone on the team and weaving them into an elegant narrative. Directing a crew, she brings an artist’s eye to composition and frame and in the edit suite she ensures that the pictures stand alone to tell the story and that they are assembled with attention-holding rhythm and punctuation.” Mike Loades, Actor/Director/Author

“I would like to thank you formally for your tremendous work on our new video. Kathy showed it to the Board of Directors and got RAVE reviews from each and every one.  We want to host a luncheon in your honor to thank you properly.” Meredith Carlson Daly, Media Relations Coordinator


“It is a real pleasure working with Dara on the Life Reimagined videos. She is an outstanding talent and total professional. She is producing the kind of stories that truly change lives.” Rick Bowers, Vice President


“Dara has a great combination of creativity and business sense. She treats your project budget as if it was her own savings account, and she treats the small project with just as much care and attention as the blockbuster. Dara's work for us can be seen in National Parks nationwide. Talk about a tall order!”Kyle O’Connor, Marketing, Outreach and Partnerships Executive

“Each of your videos is a masterpiece.” Richard Leider, Author/Thought-Leader


“Dara is one of a rare breed of story tellers. Her uncanny ability to understand and embrace her audience, her subjects and her talent for knowing the precise way to weave an imaginative, meaningful and impactful narrative are unsurpassed. Dara also possesses a keen eye for talent, an instinctive skill set as a leader and manager and a highly developed ability to inspire, motivate and organize a creative team. Having Dara connected to any media project is a recipe for success. Her track record is impeccable, her relationships are deep and cross a multitude of genres and her positive, proactive and goal oriented nature make her a most valuable asset on any creative venture. Throughout our decades long working relationship it has been an honor and a pleasure to call Dara a colleague, a consummate professional and a true friend." Warren Pick, Producer/Director,
President-WAVE, LLC

“As with the Customized Employment videos, the Integrated Employment video turned out just great.  Thank you for taking the time to understand the issue and message we are trying to convey!" Christopher Button, ODEP