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Virunga Oscar nomination

Finnish National Newspaper Picks Up on Oscar Story

Helsingin Sanomat, the national newspaper in Finland, published an article on Virunga‘s Oscar nomination. The piece delves into the issues highlighted by the documentary, bringing nationwide attention to the story. […]

January 17, 2015

Virunga receives an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary

The Oscar Academy revealed its nominations today for the 2015 Academy Awards and very excitingly Virunga was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category. The other nominees are […]

January 15, 2015
bafta film awards 2015

BAFTA nomination for Virunga

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled its annual film award nominations including the nominees for the Best Documentary. I’m very excited and proud that Virunga made […]

January 10, 2015
We Are Fire Vimeo Staff Pick

We Are Fire scores a ‘Vimeo Staff Pick’

Vimeo has selected our new short documentary,We Are Fire, as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Written and directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, We Are Fire tells the story of an Indian […]

December 10, 2014

Virunga Reaches the Academy Award Short List

Virunga has made the Academy Award short list for Best Documentary. On the 2nd of December The Oscar Academy whittled the long list of 134 titles down to the last […]

December 7, 2014

NYT Op-Doc: Gorillas in the Crossfire

SAVING MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN A WAR ZONE NYT Op-Doc: Gorillas in the Crossfire is a short documentary telling the story of Andre Bauma, a Congolese park ranger who works as […]

November 8, 2014
Gulabi Gang Al Jazeera Hear the Human Story

Gulabi Gang: Al Jazeera Global Ad Campaign

AL JAZEERA: HEAR THE HUMAN STORY I worked as a film editor on a new commercial for Al Jazeera as a part of their global Hear the Human Story campaign, […]

November 7, 2014

Virunga Increases Its Awards Haul and Gains Support from Sir David Attenborough

POCKETING THE PRESTIGIOUS BLACK PEARL It’s been another exciting week in the Virunga camp as we edge closer to the big international Netflix Premiere on Friday 7th of November. Earlier […]

November 4, 2014

Location Scouting in Iceland

A LAND OF (UN)EXPECTED WONDER I recently flew out to Iceland to meet with the Icelandic Film Centre as well as to location scout for our new feature film Dear […]

November 2, 2014

The Witching Hour festival news

The Witching Hour (Juhannusyö) continues its national festival run at the Helsinki Short Film Festival. Before starting its international festival run, the short film is being showcased nationally. Its Finnish […]

October 25, 2014