Aaron Ohlmann is an Emmy nominated filmmaker who creates projects like this and that for NETFLIX, NATGEOVICE, bands, brands, & NGOs.

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Ringo Starr: Drumming and Creative Collaboration
Project: MasterClass
Release date: November 2021
Credit: Lead Creative Producer
Awards: Emmy nomination for Outstanding Instructional Program

TRAFFICKED: With Mariana van Zeller
Project: Series Premiere
Release date: Dec 2, 2020
Credit: Director / Producer
Client: Nat Geo
Awards: Emmy nomination for Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary, Critic’s Choice nomination for Best Crime/Justice Program

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy
Project: Netflix Series
Release date: February 15, 2019
Credit: Series Producer
Client: Netflix
Awards: Critic’s Choice nomination for Best Travel and Adventure Show

VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray
Project: Feature Documentary
Release date: July 2017
Credit: Consulting Producer
Client: VICE on HBO

The Call Center
Project: 360° Video
Release date: April 2017
Credit: Director 
Client: GOOD

Black Market: Dispatches
Project: Television show - 2 episodes
Release date: Aug 2016
Credit: Producer / Director
Client: VICE
Awards: 2017 Real Screen Award of Excellence in Reality, and Winner for Documentary Series 

Iraq: Lives on the Line
Project: Doc about Call Centre in N. Iraq
Release date: Nov 2016
Credit: Producer / Director / Narrator
Client: UNOPS

Jack Black Saves the World... Again
Project: Video campaign
Release date: Nov 6, 2016
Credit: Producer / co-director / Narrator
Client: UN Foundation, GOOD Inc.

UN Foundation: #EarthToParis
Project: Video campaign
Release date: Nov 3, 2015
Credit: Producer / co-director / Narrator
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: Fall 2019 
Credit: Producer / Editor / Camera
Distributor: AgitPop Films

Fol Chen: 200 Words
Project: Music video
Release date: March 04, 2013
Credit: Director / Editor 
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.


Aaron Ohlmann is a two time Emmy-nominated director and producer who has lived and worked in Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, and Beijing.

Recently he produced and directed the premiere episode of Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller, NatGeo's highest-rated show of the year.

Previously he produced the Netflix Series Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy, and produced and directed television for VICELAND and VICE on HBO, including episodes of Black Market: Dispatches shot in Cameroon, Japan and China. 

He spent a year working at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the Rwanda, where he developed projects like this video and an online archive created with Folkert Gorter and David Clair.

Together with Nirvan Mullick he directed the anthem video for the Paris Climate Conference featuring Jack Black, and produced a follow up film featuring Morgan Freeman. The videos received over ten million hits and helped generate 1.4 billion Twitter impressions. He also co-directed the UN’s video campaign for the first World Humanitarian Summit featuring Daniel Craig, Michael Douglas, Forest Whitaker, and Rosario Dawson.

In Cuba he partnered with Jesse Acevedo to produce and edit Viva Cuba Libre, a feature about the controversial hiphop duo Los Aldeanos. Now available on iTunes, it was promoted by Amnesty International and received the DocU Award Nomination at IDFA.

He made three features with Rene Daalder, including a film about artist Bas Jan Ader 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.

He’s created music videos for YACHT and Fol Chenexperiments for Beijing’s White+, and a video for General Pype that was banned from MTV Africa.

He is a managing partner at Special Order, where has overseen a dozen projects for MasterClass, including classes with Ringo Starr, St. Vincent, and Yo-Yo Ma. He also creates branded content for companies and nonprofits, including projects like this, that, and the other for VISA, 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. 

Special Order’s most recent doc series, Cannabis Buyers Club, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in June of 2022.

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