#FilmmakersTell: Orlando von Einsiedel

Posted April 13th, 2015 by Kelie Petterssen

Investigative documentary filmmaking can impose real challenges and risks, especially if you’re taking on one of the biggest oil exploration companies in the world.

Director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga and long-time Shooter, Orlando von Einsiedel, opens up about making a film that really takes a stand. Touching on Netflix distribution, teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio and his career in filmmaking.

Orlando started off shooting snowboarding videos before delving into documentary filmmaking, tracking down incredibly varied stories across Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, from skateboarders in Afghanistan to pirates in West Africa.

Serious part over, because this was so brilliant – here’s a little anecdote that you might want to refer to if you ever work with gorillas.

The great track accompanying this series is ‘Stranger on the Corner’ by ‘The Plastic Dots‘ – check them out on Soundcloud.

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