Raoul Reinert (41) was born and raised in the Black Forest near Karlsruhe. He is a degreed writer-producer, dramaturge and fully qualified attorney at law, trained as specialist solicitor in media and trademark law. After his education as Attorney-at-law he completed his film studies in 2004 in Hamburg with honors and won 30 international awards with his short feature teams. He learned his cinematic and legal media craft at Zide/Perry Entertainment in Los Angeles (American Pie, Dir. Paul Weitz and Final Destination, Dir. James Wong), Ciby 2000 in Paris (Secrets & Lies, Dir. Mike Leigh and Fallait pas…!, Dir. Gérard Jugnot), IAC Films/The Mission in London (Everybody loves Sunshine, Dir. Andrew Goth) and Eurosport S.A. in Paris. From 2004 to 2006 he worked for the Bavaria Film Group in international co-production. From 2007 to 2009 he produced for Polyphon Film. For the historical feature Lessons of a Dream (Dir. Sebastian Grobler) – the entertaining story, how, in 1874, football made it to Germany against all odds – he founded Cuckoo Clock Entertainment. The film received 3 German Film Award Nominations (a.o. “Best Film”), won 10 international awards, has been invited to 65 festivals worldwide and was sold in over 50 countries. He developed and produced the documentary 16xGermany – Hamburg/kollektiv22 with German Film Award Winners Özgür Yildirim (Dir.) and Sebastian Thümler (Editor) about music in Hamburg.
Raoul produces and develops several feature films, TV series and miniseries and provides the necessary legal infrastructure the projects need. He is currently concentrating on the TV-miniseries Dengler for ZDF (Writer/Dir. German Film, TV and Grimme Award Winner Lars Kraume), successful political thrillers and adaptions of German Crime Award Winner Wolfgang Schorlau’s novels and the new comedy Jennifer for NDR from Northern Germany (Dir. Lars Jessen).
Besides the film business, Raoul worked as trademark consultant for Merck KGaA, won the Innovation Award of the German Economy® for Start-Ups.
Raoul is member of the German and the European Film Academy. He is married and has two little children.
Filmography as Producer (Co-Writer / Legal Consultant)
In Development (a.o.)
2017 Dengler 4 – Pol. Thriller, Dir. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2017 Labyrinth – Phantasy/SciFi (CCE – Int. Feature, TV-Miniseries & Game)
2017 Not quite kosher – Romantic Comedy (CCE – Feature/TV)
2017 Babyblues – Dramedy, Dir. Sebastian Grobler, Writer Stefanie Ren (Sebastian Grobler Film/CCE – Feature)
2017 Super Oldies – Comedy (CCE – TV Movie)
2016-17 Jennifer 2 – Sitcom, Dir. Lars Jessen (NDR/Eichholz – TV Sitcom)
2018 Robinson Crusoe – Animation/Comedy (CCE – Int. Feature & Game)
2016 Dengler 3 – in preproduction, Pol. Thriller, Dir. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2015 Dengler 2 – Pol. Thriller, Dir. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2015 Jennifer 1 – Sitcom, Dir. Lars Jessen (NDR/Eichholz – TV Sitcom)
2014 Dengler 1 – Pol. Thriller, Dir. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2013 kollektiv22 (16xDeutschland) – Music, Dir. Özgür Yildirim (NDR/CCE – TV Documentary)
2011 Lessons of a Dream – Hist. Comedy/Drama, Dir. Sebastian Grobler (Feature)
2008-09 Reverend Brown – Comedy, Dir. Wolfgang Henschel (Degeto/Polyphon – TV Miniseries, 4 Films)
2008 Koyama‘s Menu – Japanese cooking philosophies, Dir. Fabian Feiner (NDR/arte/Polyphon – Documentary)
2006 Avalanche of the Century – Dir. Jörg Lühdorff (RTL/Bavaria – Int. TV Event Movie)
2006 I Figli Strappati – Hist. Drama, Dir. Fey von Hassel (Mediaset Italia – Int. TV Miniseries)
2005 1200° – The Truth Will Survive – Drama, Dir. Dominique Othenin-Girard (Sat.1/Bavaria – Int. TV Event Movie)
2004 Waves of Romance – Farewell Serenade, Drama, Dir. Walter Bannert (Degeto/Novafilm – TV Miniseries)
2004 Alim Market – Comedy, Dir. Özgür Yildirim (Filmwerkstatt Hamburg – Short Feature)
2003 One Way Ticket – Comedy, Dir. Ulrike Grote (Filmwerkstatt Hamburg – Short Feature)
2002 Tricky Fingers – Comedy, Dir. André Nebe (Filmwerkstatt Hamburg – Short Feature)
1997 Everybody Loves Sunshine , Dir. Andrew Goth (Feature)
1996 Secrets & Lies, Dir. Mike Leigh (Feature)
1996 Fallait pas!…, Dir. Gérard Jugnot (Feature)