Rizal is an Indonesian film director. After finishing his architecture degree, he pursued a career in filmaking. His work has won him several awards, both domestic and international. To date, he has over 500 music videos under his belt, feature films, several television commercials and numerous music video awards, including an MTV  'Moon Man'.

'Kuldesak' was his first feature film in which he co-directed with three other Indonesian directors, Nan T. Achnas, Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza. His second feature, in which he co-directed with fellow music video director Jose Poernomo  titled 'Jelangkung' became the biggest box office draw for 2001 in the country. His follow up, is the 'Kuntilanak Trilogy' was also well-received, in which 'Kuntilanak', the first of the franchise, became the biggest box office draw for 2006 and 'Kuntilanak 3' (the third installment in the franchise) won him the 'best director' award at 2008 the Bali Film Festival.

The inspirational drama '5cm' (2012) won the '2012 Bandung Film Festival / Festival Film Bandung' in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing category. '5cm' produced by Soraya Intercine Films is based on the best selling book by Donny Dhirgantoro and is produced by Sunil Soraya. '5 cm'. The horror film 'Kuntilanak' which is a continuation of the 'Kuntilanak Universe' that he co-created is now streaming on Netflix Indonesia. He is presently working on an Inspirational drama titled 'Elang'.