Orlando von Einsiedel


Orlando is the director of the Academy Award-winning documentary, THE WHITE HELMETS. His debut feature, VIRUNGA, was nominated for a BAFTA and an Academy Award and won over 50 international awards including an EMMY, a Grierson and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism.

His subsequent feature, the intimate and personal EVELYN, won a number of awards including the 2018 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Documentary. The Evening Standard newspaper called it “Phenomenal” and “Life-changing”.

More recent projects include Academy Award and BAFTA winning short documentary LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) which Orlando executive produced and which grew out of his award winning 2010 short film SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL; EMMY nominated LOST AND FOUND for National Geographic; EMMY nominated CONVERGENCE: COURAGE IN A CRISIS for Netflix; and Netflix series HEART OF INVICTUS. Orlando is the founder of production company Grain Media.


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