Roel Reine was born in The Netherlands, and with his first theatrical feature ‘The Delivery’ he won The Golden Calf (the Dutch equivalent to an Academy Award) for Best Director.
In 2005 Roel Reine moved to Los Angeles and has now directed an impressive slate of 16 feature films for studios such as Universal, 20th Century Fox, Sony and Lionsgate, as well with independent international producers.
Roel is also the Director of Photography on all of his movies.
Roel Reine is known by fans, critics and Hollywood studios as one of the best modern action directors around today.
Some of his latest movies include, The Man with the Iron Fists 2, (with RZA), SealTeam Eight (shot in Africa for 20th Century Fox), Dead in Tombstone (with Mickey Rourke for Universal a VOD hit), and two very popular Death Race prequels, with Sean Bean and Ving Rhames.
His latest movie Admiral, a.k.a. Michiel de Ruyter, an epic historical Dutch language movie, had a very successful theatrical release and is still breaking records.
One out of every 20 Dutch citizens went to the cinema to see the movie.
The movie tells the story of a 17th Century Admiral, Michiel de Ruyter, who protects the Dutch population from a civil war between two political factions while defeating English armada in massive sea-battles.
Photo by Boudewijn van den Breemer