We are a London-based Academy Award®, EMMY and Peabody winning film production company co-founded by film director Orlando von Einsiedel. We make films, broadcast television and commercials.

grain is not defined by the type of film we make, but by the way we approach storytelling. we champion inescapably relatable, character-led stories of heroism and bravery, and have an exceptional track record of launching them on a global stage. unprecedented access, a cinematic vision and an impact on macro issues underpins much of our work, as does rigorous journalism and trusted relationships with protagonists.


Since our inception in 2006 by filmmakers Orlando von Einsiedel and Jon Drever, Grain has gone on to win over 100 international film, Television and advertising awards across multiple genres including an Academy Award®, an EMMY, a Peabody, a Grierson, an IDA Award, a BIFA and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism.

Recent films include EVELYN, winner of the 2018 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Documentary, Academy Award winning THE WHITE HELMETS for Netflix, EMMY-winning and Academy Award nominated VIRUNGA and forthcoming SEAHORSE for BBC Storyville.

TV projects include observational documentaries LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) for A+E and award-winning INDIA’S FORBIDDEN LOVE for Witness, acclaimed and award-winning factual series THE CURE and EARTHRISE for Al Jazeera English and adventure series ROSS NOBLE: OFF ROAD for Dave.

Recent brand focused campaigns and commercials include; MOON SHOT from executive producer JJ Abrams and Google, TV and cinema commercial DO THEIR BUSINESS for WaterAid, global TV commercial WE ARE FIRE for Al Jazeera English and projects for clients such as Nike, New Balance, Samsung, Sony, Diesel and Amnesty International.

Our Mission

Working alongside leading impact organisations like Violet Films and Doc Society, we work hard to give our films a chance of contributing to social change. Our films have screened at the UN, Capitol Hill, the UK Parliament and the EU, have been taken on grassroots screening tours around eastern DRC, have been hosted by President Clinton, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Clooneys and have sparked global conversations about environmental protection and corruption in East Africa, war crimes in Syria, honour based violence in South Asia and the worldwide mental health crisis.