ORBAN WALLACE is an award-winning director/producer & co-founder of Gallivant Film. Orban has been producing short films and creative commercial content for the past 10 years. Orban’s short films have played at Cannes, Vancouver, and have been shortlisted for the RTS Awards. Orban’s documentary feature debut ANOTHER NEWS STORY, which turned the cameras on the journalists reporting the 2015 refugee crisis, was heralded for its fresh and bold approach to the refugee subject, and it’s dynamic cinematic style and score. The film premiered at Karlovy Vary and has since played over 30 international festivals including IDFA, Zurich, Newport Beach before it’s worldwide distribution. It was shortlisted for the best international feature in the 2018 Grierson awards. Orban is a hands-on director, with a creative eye, comfortable self-shooting, and putting himself at the heart of the action. Orban has an innate ability to find and cast contributors in difficult situations and has a strong commitment to telling socially impactful human stories.
Orban has developed a strong network of fellow creatives, and Gallivant Film is currently working on a slate of new documentary features and shorts. Orban works also as a producer, after gaining feature experience on the production and distribution of ANOTHER NEWS STORY which he was shortlisted for 'breakthrough producer' at the BIFA’s in 2018. From this, he has been also working with a number of up and coming directors on creative documentaries, alongside BFI Doc society and independently. Orban's
aim is to continue making powerful and important creative documentaries while developing his writing & drama skills to bridge the gap into directing fiction.