Aaron Ohlmann makes films like this and that and creates projects for VICE, the United Nations, bands, brands, & NGOs.

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VICE: Black Market
Project: Television show - 2 episodes
Release date: June 2016
Credit: Producer/director
Client: VICE

UN Foundation: #EarthToParis
Project: Video campaign
Release date: Nov 3, 2015
Credit: Producer/co-director
Client: UN Foundation, GOOD Inc.

UN World Humanitarian Summit: Impossible Choices
Project: Video campaign
Release date: April 28, 2016
Credit: Producer/director
Client: UN Foundation, GOOD Inc.

UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Project: Short film & Online Archive
Release date: Nov 26, 2014
Credit: Producer/director
Client: United Nations

Viva Cuba Libre
Project: Feature documentary about Los Aldeanos
Release date: Nov 24, 2014
Credit: Producer, Editor, Camera
Distributor: Journeyman Films and iTunes

Leaning Towers
Project: Feature documentary about Rem Koolhaas
Release date: Summer 2016 
Credit: Producer, Editor, Camera
Distributor: AgitPop Films

Fol Chen: 200 Words
Project: Music video
Release date: March 04, 2013
Credit: Director
Label: Asthmatic Kitty

YACHT: Utopia/Dystopia
Project: Music video
Release date: June 23, 2011
Credit: Producer, Editor, Camera
Label: DFA Records

Here Is Always Somewhere Else
Project: Feature documentary
Release date: Nov 8, 2008
Credit: Producer, Editor, Camera
Distributor: Ryko / Warner Bros.

For a complete archive of work visit archive.aaronohlmann.com


Aaron Ohlmann is a filmmaker who has lived and worked in Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Hillywood, and a few places without pet names like Beijing and Mogadishu.

He’s produced and directed television for VICE, including upcoming episodes about the global black market shot in Cameroon, Japan and China.

He spent a year working at the United Nation’s Intenational Criminal Tribunal for the Rwandan Genocide, where he developed projects throughout East Africa, including a film for the UNICTR and an online archive created in partnership with Folkert Gorter and David Clair.

He co-directed the UN’s video campaign for the first World Humanitarian Summit featuring Daniel Craig, Michael Douglas, Forest Whitaker, and Rosario Dawson.

Together with Nirvan Mullick he directed the anthem video for the COP21 Paris Climate Conference featuring Jack Black, and produced a follow up film featuring Morgan Freeman. Together the videos received over ten million views and helped generate 1.4 billion Twitter impressions.

In Cuba he produced, edited and shot Viva Cuba Libre about controversial hiphop artists Los Aldeanos. Now available on iTunes, it was Amnesty International’s selection for their Movies That Matter series and received the DocU Award Nomination at IDFA.

He’s created three feature docs with Rene Daalder, including a film about artist Bas Jan Ader that was cited by Art Info Magazine as one of the top 20 must-see art films. Also in collaboration with Rene was The Terrestrials about LSD guru Timothy Leary, and an upcoming film about architect Rem Koolhaas called Leaning Towers.

He produced and cut a pair of music videos for YACHT, directed videos and live visuals for Fol Chen, created experiments for Beijing indie legends White+, and in Nigeria made a mildly provocative music video for General Pype that was banned from MTV Africa.

In partnership with Special Order Inc, he creates branded content for some of the world’s leading companies and nonprofits, including projects like this, that and the other for VISA, mood pieces like this for Intel, a web series for Scion, a product launch video for Motorola, a concert film for Nintendo, Caine’s Arcade 2 for the Imagination Foundation, and this & that for TED.

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