Team

Orlando de Guzman
Orlando de Guzman

Director of Photography

Lorien Olive
Lorien Olive

Sound Recordist/Producer

Our History

Orlando de Guzman is a Filipino journalist and filmmaker who has produced numerous films for Aljazeera, Vice, PBS and Fusion. His work has tackled structural racism within the U.S. justice system as well as human rights struggles in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Latin America. He is the founder and director of photography at Ilaya Films.

Lorien Olive is an enthnographer and filmmaker with specialist knowledge in Latin America. She has produced films on race, police brutality and social justice, while her academic career has focused urban anthropology and the rise of populist conservative social movements in Ecuador and South America.  Olive works as a producer and sound recordist on film shoots.

In 2015,  Orlando de Guzman and Lorien Olive co-founded Ilaya Films, LLC. Based in North Carolina, we are well-positioned to cover national stories, especially those in the American South.  Our global network of colleagues and contacts open up a world of stories to our clients.