Carl Erik Rinsch.

About Carl Erik Rinsch

Known for his innovative, cinematic solutions to creative and production puzzles, Carl Erik Rinsch has earned a reputation as an idea man and master storyteller. Over the last decade, he has defined his own esthetic and crafted award-winning work on a number of projects.

Rinsch started directing young. At just 14, he had his first film shown at both the New York and Telluride Film Festivals. While still an undergraduate at Brown University, where he double-majored in English and art, he worked as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone magazine, shooting editorial print work with musicians like Chrissie Hynde, Sheryl Crow, Devo, Sarah McLachlan, and the Violent Femmes.

In 2001 he earned the D&AD/Campaign Screen Award for Best New Director and was featured in Saatchi and Saatchi’s New Director’s Showcase at Cannes. His commercials also won several awards, such as Silver Clio for Audi “Intelligently Combined” in 2009, the Grand Prix for Direction at Cannes and the Grand Prix at the Ciclope Advertising Craft Festival for the European espionage robot epic, “The Gift,” shot for Philips Parallel Lines in 2010. In 2012 the spot “Escape the Map” for Mercedes was awarded with Gold for Animation at the Kinsale Awards.