2014 saw the completion of Orlando’s debut feature length documentary, Virunga, executively produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, and its global release as a Netflix Original production. Winning 27 International awards, it is the perfect showcase of his ability as a compelling storyteller with an cinematic eye for striking images and a nose for far reaching investigations.
Having previously directed award-winning films, spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, and covering all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa, it’s no exaggeration to say that Orlando is one of the world’s leading young documentarians with a bright future ahead of him. He has been particularly lauded for his ability to draw out intimate personal stories and combine them with an eye for striking visual aesthetics.
He has been nominated for an Academy Award Award, a BAFTA, a Director’s Guild of America Award, a Producer’s Guild of America Award, an Independent Film Spirt Award, a Royal Television Society Award and has won over 40 other international film awards to date.