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Orlando von Einsiedel

Director

Orlando von Einsiedel is a British documentary and drama director.

 

2014 saw the completion of Orlando’s debut feature length documentary, ‘Virunga’, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, and its global release as a Netflix Original Production. The film won over 75 International awards including a Primetime Emmy, a Peabody, a Grierson and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism and was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA.

 

Orlando’s latest documentary, ‘The White Helmets’, about volunteer Syrian rescue workers, was released globally in 2016 as a Netflix Original production and has also recently been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short category.

 

Orlando has directed award-winning films, spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, and covering all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa. He has been particularly lauded for his ability to draw out intimate personal stories and combine them with an eye for powerful visual aesthetics.

 

He has been nominated for two Academy Awards®, a BAFTA, a Director’s Guild of America Award, a Producer’s Guild of America Award, an Independent Film Spirt Award, a Royal Television Society Award and his films have won over 100 other international film awards to date.

 

His brand focused work includes projects for some of the world’s largest brands (including Sony, Diesel, Canon and Nike), his most recent being a 9-part documentary series for Google produced by JJ Abrams.


US Representation: Trevor Astbury and JP Evans, CAA

Credits

SHORTS
Date: 2020
Production (role):
AN UNFINISHED SYMPHONY
Company:
Grain Media, Rideback
Project details:
Director
Date: 2020
Production (role):
STILL HUMAN
Company:
Grain Media, Rideback
Project details:
Director
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE LOST FOREST
Company:
Grain Media, Rideback
Project details:
Director
Date: 2019
Production (role):
LOST AND FOUND (Documentary short)
Company:
Grain Media, Grain Media, Rideback
Project details:
Director
Date: 2019
Production (role):
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL) (Documentary short)
Company:
A&E IndieFilms, Grain Media
Project details:
Executive Producer
Date: 2019
Production (role):
INTO THE FIRE (Documentary short)
Company:
Grain Media, Rideback
Project details:
Director
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THAT'S NOT OURS (Documentary short)
Company:
Solaris2
Project details:
Executive Producer
Date: 2016
Production (role):
ZOOM SUR L'EDD: 9 COURTS-MÉTRAGES POUR INTRODUIRE L'ÉDUCATION EN VUE D'UN DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE (TV mini-series documentary short)
Company:
Filme für eine Welt, Fondation Education 21
Project details:
Director
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE WHITE HELMETS (Documentary short)
Company:
Grain Media, Violet Films
Project details:
Director
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE WRESTLING CHOLITA (Documentary short)
Company:
-
Project details:
Executive Producer
Date: 2015
Production (role):
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
Company:
Grain Media
Project details:
Director
Date: 2014
Production (role):
WE ARE FIRE (TV short documentary)
Company:
-
Project details:
Director / Writer
Date: 2012
Production (role):
AISHA'S SONG (Documentary short)
Company:
Girl Hub, Grain Media
Project details:
Director / Producer
Date: 2011
Production (role):
LITTLE VOICE, BIG MOUNTAIN (Documentary short)
Company:
Grain Media
Project details:
Director / Producer
Date: 2011
Production (role):
MY NAME IS FEKER (Documentary short)
Company:
Girl Hub, Grain Media
Project details:
Director / Producer
Date: 2011
Production (role):
RADIO AMINA (Documentary short)
Company:
Girl Hub, Grain Media
Project details:
Director / Producer
Date: 2011
Production (role):
SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL (Documentary short)
Company:
Grain Media
Project details:
Director / Producer
Date: 2010
Production (role):
MAINLAND
Company:
Grain Media
Project details:
Executive Producer
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 2019
Production (role):
SEAHORSE
Company:
Glimmer Films, Grain Media
Project details:
Executive Producer
Date: 2018
Production (role):
EVELYN
Company:
Grain Media, Violet Films
Project details:
Director
Date: 2018
Production (role):
BRUCE LEE AND THE OUTLAW
Company:
Grain Media, Revolver Amsterdam, Pink Productions
Project details:
Executive Producer
Date: 2016
Production (role):
MOON SHOT (TV series documentary)
Company:
Bad Robot, Epic Digital, Grain Media
Project details:
Director
Date: 2009-2014
Production (role):
PEOPLE AND POWER (TV series documentary)
Company:
Kinooga Productions
Project details:
Directed five episodes between 2009 and 2014.

Pirate Fishing (2014)
The Nigerian Connection I (2011)
Slaves to Football (2010)
The Green Lake (2009)
Hot Chocolate (2009)

Date: 2014
Production (role):
VIRUNGA
Company:
Grain Media, Violet Films
Project details:
Director / Producer / Writer
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE CURE: DOCTORS ON EVEREST - INVESTIGATING INTENSIVE CARE (TV series documentary)
Company:
Grain Media
Project details:
Director / Cinematographer
Date: 2013
Production (role):
WE RIDE: THE STORY OF SNOWBOARDING
Company:
Grain Media
Project details:
Director
Date: 2012
Production (role):
EARTHRISE (TV series documentary)
Company:
Banyak Films, Grain Media
Project details:
Directed episode titled "Tales from Virunga".
Date: 2011
Production (role):
THE FORCED MARRIAGE UNIT (TV movie documentary)
Company:
Grain Media
Project details:
Director
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2015
Production (role):
SUPERBOB
Company:
Grain Media, Jonescompany Productions, thefyzz
Project details:
Executive Producer

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): AN UNFINISHED SYMPHONY
    Company: Grain Media, Rideback
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): STILL HUMAN
    Company: Grain Media, Rideback
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE LOST FOREST
    Company: Grain Media, Rideback
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): LOST AND FOUND (Documentary short)
    Company: Grain Media, Grain Media, Rideback
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL) (Documentary short)
    Company: A&E IndieFilms, Grain Media
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): INTO THE FIRE (Documentary short)
    Company: Grain Media, Rideback
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THAT'S NOT OURS (Documentary short)
    Company: Solaris2
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): ZOOM SUR L'EDD: 9 COURTS-MÉTRAGES POUR INTRODUIRE L'ÉDUCATION EN VUE D'UN DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE (TV mini-series documentary short)
    Company: Filme für eine Welt, Fondation Education 21
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE WHITE HELMETS (Documentary short)
    Company: Grain Media, Violet Films
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE WRESTLING CHOLITA (Documentary short)
    Company: -
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
    Company: Grain Media
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): WE ARE FIRE (TV short documentary)
    Company: -
    Project details: Director / Writer
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): AISHA'S SONG (Documentary short)
    Company: Girl Hub, Grain Media
    Project details: Director / Producer
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): LITTLE VOICE, BIG MOUNTAIN (Documentary short)
    Company: Grain Media
    Project details: Director / Producer
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): MY NAME IS FEKER (Documentary short)
    Company: Girl Hub, Grain Media
    Project details: Director / Producer
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): RADIO AMINA (Documentary short)
    Company: Girl Hub, Grain Media
    Project details: Director / Producer
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL (Documentary short)
    Company: Grain Media
    Project details: Director / Producer
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): MAINLAND
    Company: Grain Media
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): SEAHORSE
    Company: Glimmer Films, Grain Media
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): EVELYN
    Company: Grain Media, Violet Films
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): BRUCE LEE AND THE OUTLAW
    Company: Grain Media, Revolver Amsterdam, Pink Productions
    Project details: Executive Producer
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): MOON SHOT (TV series documentary)
    Company: Bad Robot, Epic Digital, Grain Media
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2009-2014
    Production (role): PEOPLE AND POWER (TV series documentary)
    Company: Kinooga Productions
    Project details: Directed five episodes between 2009 and 2014.

    Pirate Fishing (2014)
    The Nigerian Connection I (2011)
    Slaves to Football (2010)
    The Green Lake (2009)
    Hot Chocolate (2009)

  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): VIRUNGA
    Company: Grain Media, Violet Films
    Project details: Director / Producer / Writer
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE CURE: DOCTORS ON EVEREST - INVESTIGATING INTENSIVE CARE (TV series documentary)
    Company: Grain Media
    Project details: Director / Cinematographer
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): WE RIDE: THE STORY OF SNOWBOARDING
    Company: Grain Media
    Project details: Director
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): EARTHRISE (TV series documentary)
    Company: Banyak Films, Grain Media
    Project details: Directed episode titled "Tales from Virunga".
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): THE FORCED MARRIAGE UNIT (TV movie documentary)
    Company: Grain Media
    Project details: Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): SUPERBOB
    Company: Grain Media, Jonescompany Productions, thefyzz
    Project details: Executive Producer

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