GLF Climate 2021


Orlando Von Einsiedel

From Devil’s Breath

Film Director


Orlando von Einsiedel is an Academy Award-winning director and founder of film production company Grain Media. His work includes Academy Award-winning short documentary The White Helmets, which follows the lives of heroic Syrian civilian rescue workers; Academy Award-nominated feature documentary Virunga, charting the story of courageous park rangers risking their lives in the DRC; BIFA-winning feature documentary Evelyn, a deeply personal story and road trip odyssey about the loss of his brother to suicide; and Academy Award-winning Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl), which he executive produced. “Witnessing the climate emergency firsthand left a visceral mark on me and forced me to think hard about the world we’re building. At the same time learning about the restoration movement to be a key part of the solution to the climate crisis, has filled me up with optimism." – Orlando von Einsiedel