Carl Erik Rinsch is a filmmaker working in commercials, features, and state of the art interactive technologies. He brings his passion for strong narratives to multiple technologies with the aim of conveying an emotional and cinematic story. He is best known for combining great cinematic scope with cutting edge VFX and craft.
He has been named the D&AD Best New Director, and was featured in Saatchi and Saatchi’s New Director’s Showcase. He has been awarded the Cannes Gold Lion for both Direction and Visual Effects, as well as the Cannes Grand Prix.
His fine art photographic work has been featured in various publications including Rolling Stone magazine, and his commercial film work has included clients such as Mercedes, Audi, BMW, LG, Samsung, Philips and Absolut, amongst others.
He directed the feature “47 Ronin,” starring Keanu Reeves, as well as experimental narratives that have screened at the NY Film Festival, Telluride, and the Berlin Film Festival.
Rinsch is currently in post-production on his science fiction project, “White Horse.” He is also in active development on a geo-sensitive mobile platform, ‘nunu.’
Rinsch studied at Brown University and Columbia University, where he earned Honors in the fields of English, Art and Science.
He and his family reside in Los Angeles, California.