Orlando von Einsiedel

Actor, Director, Writer


Orlando von Einsiedel (born in August 1980) is a British film director. He directs mostly documentary films that investigate global social issues, and has filmed in various places around the world, including Africa, Asia, America and the Arctic. Many of his documentaries have been screened at some of the worlds top film festivals. He directed Virunga (2014) and The White Helmets (2016), for which he received two nominations for an Academy Award in the categories of Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary (Short Subject), respectively; he won the latter. Both nominations were shared with producer Joanna Natasegara.In 2006, he co-founded Grain Media, a production company based in London.Early LifeOrlando grew up in Forest Hill, London, UK with his mother (Harriet) who is a music therapist and his German-born father (Andreas) a photographer. He attended Alleyns, an independent school in East Dulwich, London, UK.

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