Raoul Reinert (47) was born and raised in the Black Forest near Karlsruhe and is living in Hambureg. 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 (1200° – the truth will survive, Avalanche of the Century). From 2007 to 2009 he produced for Polyphon Film (Father Brown, Koyama’s Menu). 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. For the comedy series Jennifer – longing for better he won the German Comedy Award (Yes, it really exists!) with director Lars Jessen.
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.
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.