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Who is Orlando von Einsiedel? director of Heart of Invictus

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 30, 2023. 07:23 pm UPDATED: Aug 30, 2023. 07:23 pm

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In partnership with director Orlando von Einsiedel, who is renowned for his outstanding work on “Virunga,” Archewell Productions develops “Heart of Invictus,” a captivating and profound five-episode limited series. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, serving as executive producer on this project elevates it. The series’ central narrative, which centers on the lives of six extraordinary people, is profoundly moving. Viewers are invited to follow these individuals’ healing and resiliency journeys as they compete in the 2022 Invictus Games. This series is proof of the resilience of the human spirit and the ability of athletic competition to ignite and inspire social change.

Orlando von Einsiedel: Who is he?

Orlando von Einsiedel, a renowned British director who was born in August 1980, is best known for his documentary films that explore urgent social issues on a global scale. His filmmaking endeavors have taken him to exotic locations all over the world, including the Arctic, North America, Asia, and Africa. For his powerful storytelling and commitment to bringing important issues to light, von Einsiedel has won praise.

He rose to fame thanks to the outstanding documentary “Virunga,” which brought him recognition and accolades. Notably, Prince de Merode, the head of Virunga National Park, assisted in the creation of this movie. The movie’s success not only raised von Einsiedel’s profile but also demonstrated his talent for using gripping storytelling to draw attention to important environmental and societal issues.

At the University of Manchester, Orlando von Einsiedel continued his academic career by majoring in social anthropology. With this foundation in place, he continued his education by earning an MSc in anthropology and development from the prestigious London School of Economics.

Numerous of Orlando von Einsiedel’s documentaries have been screened at prestigious international film festivals, and his body of work has attracted wide acclaim. Notable among his directorial works is the documentary “Virunga” (2014), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A second project he directed, “The White Helmets” (2016), also received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary (Short Subject). These two nominations, which were shared with producer Joanna Natasegara, highlight their effective working relationship.

His 2018 movie “Evelyn,” which is about his deceased brother, had its world premiere at the London Film Festival. It received positive reviews and went on to win the BIFA (British Independent Film Award) for Best Documentary. Additionally, “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)” won Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 2020 Academy Awards as a result of von Einsiedel’s work on the project as executive producer.

He co-founded London-based production company Grain Media in 2006, and it has been crucial to the realization of his artistic visions. Von Einsiedel has a remarkable talent for creating compelling and socially significant documentaries, as evidenced by his regular attendance at prestigious film festivals and his numerous accolades and awards.

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