We are a London-based two time 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 purposeful 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.


Since our inception in 2006 by filmmakers Orlando von Einsiedel and Jon Drever, Grain has gone on to win over 150 international film, television and advertising awards across multiple genres including two Academy Awards®, a BAFTA, an EMMY, a Peabody, a Grierson, IDA Awards, a BIFA and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism.

Our films include Academy Award® and BAFTA winning vérité documentary LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) for A+E Networks, feature documentary 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, BIFA nominated SEAHORSE for the BBC and EMMY nominated LOST AND FOUND for National Geographic Documentary Films and The Nobel Prize.

TV projects include Netflix series HEART OF INVICTUS, BBC TWO series DEATH IN BOLLYWOOD, International EMMY nominated documentary INDIA’S FORBIDDEN LOVE for Witness, Grierson nominated TIGERS: HUNTING THE TRAFFICKERS for BBC TWO, acclaimed and award-winning factual series THE CURE and EARTHRISE for Al Jazeera English and reality series I'M WITH THE BAND: NASTY CHERRY for Netflix.

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 the United Nations, UNHCR, Nike, New Balance, Samsung, Sony, Diesel and Amnesty International.

Read more about our story:

Documentary Magazine 'Making a Production: Grain Media' - https://www.documentary.org/feature/making-production-grain-media

The Hollywood Reporter 'Inside Grain Media: The London Doc House Behind a Growing Haul of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy Winners' - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/inside-london-documentary-house-grain-media-1277204


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.