A passion for our work.

A vision for the future.

Dara Padwo–Audick established Enlightened Media LLC in 2009 as the production company for her feature documentary and educational film about Bhutan.

Our team is interested in projects that support strong optimistic messages as well as the arts. Our mission is to enlighten audiences through the use of visual media to new ways of viewing the world. Our goal is to inspire viewers to think more deeply and to take action to make positive changes at home and in their communities.


  • Concept to completion for video
  • and multi–media products
  • Programs for television, Internet,
  • tablets, and DVD
  • Story development and script writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Full Production and Post–Production


  • Via Institute on Character
  • Sonja Gilkey
  • Steve Piacente





President and Executive Producer

For nearly three decades, Dara’s genuine passion for telling impactful stories has taken her around the globe. An award–winning filmmaker, Dara has written, produced and directed hundreds of hours of programming. She is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America.



Director of Photography

Winner of four Emmys, Michael Audick is a seasoned professional who brings a great eye and positive attitude to every project. With multiple show credits, Michael has extensive international production experience on all seven continents, including three trips to the Antarctic.


Dara Padwo–Audick

President, Enlightened Media LLC


A passion for our work.

A vision for the future.

We are in the process of creating a new film about Bhutan. The film is a international collaboration with Danish filmmaker, Hans Wessing, and Bhutanese filmmaker, Phuntsok Rabten. Stay tuned for updates about our new project.

The Meaningful Way

Dara explores how following your intuition can empower you to live, lead, and play more authentically on the Meaningful Way with Luke.