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 and the kinds of stories we tell. we focus on inspiring narratives of humble heroism from around the world following extraordinary characters whose intimate stories speak to macro issues. a cinematic vision and unprecedented access underpins much of our work, as does rigorous journalism and relationships of trust with the protagonists on the screen.

Overview

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 award-winning observational documentaries LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) for A+E Networks and 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.

Impact

Working alongside leading impact strategy organisations like Violet Films, we put our films at the service of difficult issues to help contribute to social change. Our films have screened at the United Nations, Capitol Hill, the UK Parliament and the European Union, have been taken on grassroots screening tours around eastern DRC, have been hosted by President Clinton, United States 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.