THE INTERSECTION OF FILM, CULTURE + HISTORY
Robert Orlando is a filmmaker, creative director and author. As a filmmaker, he has made numerous award-winning works beginning with his mind-melting Moment In Time. As a creative director, he founded Nexus Media, a cutting-edge agency offering Fortune 100 companies innovative messaging. As an author, he offers insight into ancient and modern history in books and films. His latest documentaries are Silence Patton, First Victim of the Cold War, and The Divine Plan: Reagan, John Paul II and the Dramatic End of the Cold War, which was #1 at the box office. His books include Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe and as co-author with Paul Kengor, The Divine Plan. His latest book, Silence Patton (Humanix Books) will be released on Veterans Day. He’s written numerous screenplays as well as articles on a wide range of topics for HuffPost, Patheos, Newsmax, and Daily Caller. Orlando has been a guest on TV shows such as those of Eric Metaxas and Mike Huckabee and on CBN, and makes select appearances at colleges and universities. His films have been shown around the world, and have included screenings at the White House and the Vatican. His latest works for the screen are Daughter of Mercy, a docudrama series, and a groundbreaking grapho-film, Citizen Trump: A One Man Show coming this Fall. His studio is in downtown Princeton N.J., where he also resides. Stay tuned!
ARTICLES + BLOGS
THE CATHOLIC THING
The Foresight of Patton
PATHEOS (FILM REVIEW)
“Paul, Apostle of Christ” Offers Heroic Legend, Not Biblical History
HUFFINGTON POST (FILM REVIEW)
THE FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLD WAR
Silence Patton asks the question: Why was General Patton silenced during his service in World War II? Prevented from receiving needed supplies that would have ended the war nine months earlier, freed the death camps, and prevented Russian invasion of the Eastern Bloc, and Stalin's murderous rampage. Why was he fired as General of the Third Army and relegated to a governorship of post-war Bavaria? Who were his enemies? Was he a threat to Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill, and Bradley? And is it possible as some say that the General's freakish collision with an Army truck, on the day before his departure for US, was not really an accident? Or was Patton not only dismissed by his peers, but the victim of an assassin's bullet at their behest? Was his personal silence necessary?
A POLITE BRIBE
AN APOSTLE'S FINAL BID
For the first time, learn how one man's vision kept the early Christian movement together. How one man defied the very followers of Jesus himself... and in the end left his homeland to conquer an Empire.
"If Oliver Stone ever became a
Bible scholar, he might turn out
a movie a bit like A Polite Bribe"
— Amy Longsdorf
The Morning Call
ROAD TO VALOR
DEATH KNOWS NO RETREAT...
A Roman Centurion is about to retire after thirty years of service to Caesar. But before he can return to Rome he must complete one final campaign deep in the dark, foreboding forests of Germania. Road To Valor follows this Centurion as he faces the unspoken brutality of barbarian warfare, where only a confrontation with death awaits—and only valor can answer the call.
Road To Valor is the marriage of Robert Orlando’s longstanding love for First Century Roman history and his endless passion for gripping narratives. In addition to writing a screenplay adaption of Mark Helprin’s novel Soldier of the Great War, Orlando also composed several original screenplays about many famous battles throughout history, always exploring the ways that warfare brings forth the best and worst elements of human nature.
MOMENT IN TIME
THE PAST NEVER LIES...
Smart and riveting. The award-winning film moment in time follow’s a man whose world comes apart when the memory of his lost love returns to haunt him. Writer-director Robert Orlando scores an impressive debut. Featuring award-winning performances by up-and-coming actors Neil Maffin (Thirteenth Warior), Annika Petersen (No Such Thing, Sam the Man) and Annica Bejhed (Queen in Love), this intelligent love story reimagines the Boundries between past and present, fantasy and reality, and even film and audience
Interested in having Robert speak at your next event? Optional talks include:
- Independent filmmaking, from Concept to Completion
- Blade Runner & The Meaning of Life
- Modern Man in Purgatory, Hamlet & the Reformation
- The Cold War, Beginning, Middle and Possible Ends?
- General Patton, Breakout Success
- Apostle Paul, & Identity Politics
- Apostle Paul, Romans & The Drama of Redemption