EARTHLING was founded in 2020 by Matt Diegan and Ross Bolidai. 

We make documentaries.

Matt Diegan

Matt is a graduate of the MA Filmmaking program at Goldsmiths as well as the Future Producer program at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

He has developed and produced non-fiction work for broadcasters including Amazon, DAZN, Red Bull TV, Warner Music, The Guardian, The New York Times & Nowness as well as brands including Google, The UNHCR, HM Government, Christies, Huawei, Jameson, Ford & Kaspersky.

His work with the Refugee Olympic Team and the UNHCR in 2016 was nominated for an Achievement in Production Award at the British Arrows and other work he has developed and produced has been recognised at awards and festivals including The Grierson Awards, The RealScreen Awards, The One World Media Awards, The Kinsale Sharks, London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest & CPH:DOX.

Ross Bolidai

Ross’ first documentary short won a Royal Television Society Award in 2012. He went on to win a scholarship to study Documentary Directing at the National Film and Television School, under the mentorships of Sean McAllister and Kim Longinotto. His graduation film Coalville Gold was nominated for Grierson & BIFA awards.

Ross won the Channel 4 First Cut Pitch at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2016. He has developed and directed documentaries for production companies and broadcasters including AMOS Pictures,  Passion Pictures, VICE, STV, BBC, and Channel 4, and directed commerical work for brands including 5 Gum, Zurich, Hello Fresh & SoftBank.

His documentaries have been recognised at the Sheffield Doc/Fest,  Grierson & BIFA Awards. His work in advertising has won over 30 international awards, including 3x Kinsale Sharks, 2x D&AD Pencils and the Shots Award for Branded Entertainment Series of the Year. 


Amazon, Centrepoint, Wired, The New Yorker, Hello Fresh, Omnicom, RAPP, Amplify Life, Blast.


Pick Of The Day, ***** - David Reviews (Centrepoint, The Runner)
WINNER: ‘Best Documentary’ - 2021 Campaign Brand Film Awards (Imagine Beyond)

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