Orlando von Einsiedel

Orlando von Einsiedel is the director of the 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary feature Virunga, which won numerous awards worldwide, including a Primetime Emmy and a Peabody. Orlando’s short films have spanned Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic and covered all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa. His latest film, The White Helmets, about volunteer Syrian rescue workers, launched last year as a Netflix Original production and is nominated for Best Documentary Short at the upcoming Academy Awards. He co-runs the London-based production company Grain Media.

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Talks

Orlando von Einsiedel Talks the Muslim Travel Ban and the White Helmets Attending the Academy Awards

By Orlando von Einsiedel | February 22, 2017

Orlando von Einsiedel Talks the Muslim Travel Ban and the White Helmets Attending the Academy Awards

The Oscar nominee for The White Helmets on the executive order which may still prevent his subjects from attending the awards this weekend.

Films to Watch When Everything is Shit

By Orlando von Einsiedel | January 25, 2017

Films to Watch When Everything is Shit

The award-winning director of Virunga and The White Helmets on the movies, both fiction and doc, that can restore hope in all of us.