The Grain family is made up of a wide network of filmmakers from all over the world. The relationships we’ve built and maintained over the last decade reflect the value we place on nurturing a supportive and kind, as well as creative and inspiring, workplace. We believe Grain is a safe space for people to flourish, and we work hard to ensure that our team feels able to express and accommodate their beyond-workplace needs and responsibilities.
The Team

Grain is committed to making our industry more representative and inclusive, and to amplifying diverse voices and stories. We try hard to ensure our productions represent the diversity of the UK, but we acknowledge that we need to do more. Our team is also cultivating industry pathways, educational opportunities and mentorships within our sector. We champion and support action-focused initiatives - such as mentorship and work placement schemes with ELAM college in East London, the Grierson Trust's DocLab and BAFTA.

We ensure all of our productions follow the BFI’s diversity standard and have signed up to We Are Doc Women’s 50:50 pledge, so that at least 50% of our productions are directed by women. And we increasingly ensure our productions are Albert ( certified for sustainable best practice.

Our core staff have decades of wide-ranging experience across the industry - winning awards, creating positive social impact and reaching audiences across the globe.

Adam Mitchenall

Operations Director

Adam joined Grain Media as Head of Production in 2014 and has since overseen all of Grain’s productions, from brand work to TV and film projects. He has delivered projects to a wide range of broadcasters and SVODs, including the BBC, Netflix, Nat Geo, UKTV, and A+E, and has collaborated with some of the world’s largest brands and agencies. Executive Producer credits include CONVERGENCE: COURAGE IN A CRISIS, LOST AND FOUND, SEAHORSE and LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WAR ZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) and the series I’M WITH THE BAND: NASTY CHERRY.

Alex Spence

Post Production Supervisor

Alex is responsible for the day-to-day running of Grain’s in-house edit suites and post facilities. Since joining the company in 2018 he has overseen the delivery of branded content, prime-time documentary series, premium feature films, and shorts for the BBC, Netflix, You Tube, Nat Geo, and MSNBC, as well as delivering projects to many of the world’s largest film festivals. Achievements include wrangling data from over 15 different countries during the lockdown for the Netflix Original, CONVERGENCE: COURAGE IN A CRISIS; and delivering numerous award-winning films.

Alice Martineau

Producer & Development Producer

Alice is Grain’s in-house Development Producer, known for her ability to help contributors feel at home within the filmmaking process and for her skill at producing projects in sensitive environments. Alice produced THE PSYCHEDELIC DRUG TRIAL for BBC2, the Grierson and EMMY-nominated LOST AND FOUND for National Geographic, travelled the length of the country for the BIFA award-winning EVELYN, and embedded in Europe's biggest Intensive Care Unit during the pandemic for CONVERGENCE: COURAGE IN A CRISIS for Netflix.

Anna Murphy

Creative Director

Anna oversees the creative slate at Grain Media, with a background in developing and producing major returnable series, landmark specialist factual and current affairs films. Her projects have been nominated for an International Emmy, Grierson Award and won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Since joining Grain, she has seen the company win commissions from a wide range of SVODs and broadcasters and overseen numerous productions as Executive Producer. Recent films include INDIA’S FORBIDDEN LOVE for Al Jazeera; TIGERS: HUNTING THE TRAFFICKERS; THE PSYCHEDELIC DRUG TRIAL; and the mini series DEATH IN BOLLYWOOD for the BBC.

Anta Male

Director’s Assistant

Anta works across various projects at Grain Media, assisting founder Orlando von Einsiedel on his current and upcoming projects, as well as working within the wider development team. She has worked in production for both fiction and factual projects as 2nd Assistant Director and Archive Researcher. Her recent credits include BBC TRAILERS: THIS IS OUR BBC and LIFE IN A DAY 2020.

Bangaly Kamara

Finance Assistant

Bangaly provides essential accounting support for the company's financial transactions, overseeing the bookkeeping function and supporting the production team in their cost management procedures. He has a wealth of professional accounting experience from over a decade working in the financial services industry, underpinned by his part-qualified ACCA status and a BA in Accounting and Finance.

Chloe Leland

Executive Producer, Grain Media & Creative Director, Grace Labs

Chloe is an Executive Producer at Grain Media and the Creative Director at Grace Labs (Grain’s climate and biodiversity-focused development hub). She is a BAFTA, Emmy and RTS-winning Executive Producer, with over 20 years of experience in creating internationally-renowned series, prime-time singles and premium theatrical documentaries in the scripted and non-scripted space. She has previously served as Creative Director at Nutopia and Head of Development at Impossible Pictures. Notable projects include FROM DEVIL’S BREATH, ONE STRANGE ROCK (Disney), BABIES (Netflix), AMERICA - STORY OF US (A&E), BARBARIANS RISING (A&E) and WALKING WITH MONSTERS (BBC/Discovery).

Harri Grace

Executive Producer

Harri is a multi award-winning producer who specialises in telling human stories in challenging environments. Recent credits include: LOST AND FOUND for Nat Geo, which was nominated for two Emmys and a Grierson Award, and won the Audience Award at AFI Fest; FROM DEVIL'S BREATH, co-produced with Leonardo DiCaprio for MSNBC. He is also a Foreign Press Association award-winning director of series such as EARTHRISE and THE CURE for Al Jazeera. His latest project, THE WALK, directed by Tamara Kotevska, premiered at DocNYC, and is due for release in late 2024

Olivia Ballard

Production Manager

Olivia works across a variety of productions at Grain from branded content, to complex series and premium feature documentaries. Since joining Grain she has travelled across the country on the BIFA Award-winning film EVELYN; coordinated complex shoots in Iraq, South Sudan, Mozambique and Myanmar for Nat Geo; supported branded projects such as the UN’s Climate Action Campaign in 2020 for YouTube and worked on prime-time documentary series such as the BBC's DEATH IN BOLLYWOOD.

Orlando von Einsiedel


Orlando is an Academy Award-winning director and the founder of Grain Media. His work includes Academy Award-winning short documentary THE WHITE HELMETS; Academy Award-nominated feature documentary VIRUNGA; British Independent Film Award-winning feature documentary EVELYN and Academy Award-winning LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WAR ZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL), which he executive produced; EMMY nominated LOST AND FOUND for National Geographic and EMMY nominated CONVERGENCE: COURAGE IN A CRISIS for Netflix. He is currently working on the forthcoming Netflix series HEART OF INVICTUS.

Patricia Petrini

Office Manager & HR Assistant

Patricia is responsible for all aspects of office management and assists in the HR administration. With over 3 decades of experience Patricia plays an invaluable role in the smooth running of Grain’s day to day activities.

Paula Comley

Group Finance Director

Paula is the Group Finance Director at Grain Media, combining commercial acumen with creative sensibilities that guide the company’s financial activities and facilitate its current work, as well as its vision for the future. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant over 20 years ago and spending much of her early career in public practice, she also held the position of Head of Practice at ICAEW, and provided internal audit services to the European Medicines Agency. Her remit includes oversight of Business Affairs and HR, along with steering the development and implementation of company strategy for day to day operations, future growth and continued sustainability.

Ruby Blake

Post-Production Assistant

Ruby joined Grain in October 2022 after graduating from MetFilm School with an MA in Post Production. She supports the editors and post production team across all of Grain’s various projects.