Rizal is an Indonesian film director. After finishing his architecture degree, he pursued a career in directing music videos and filmaking. His work has won him several awards, both domestic and international.

'Kuldesak' was his first feature film in which he co-directed with three other Indonesian directors, Mira Lesmana, Nan T. Achnas and Riri Riza. His second feature, in which he co-directed with fellow music video director Jose Poernomo  titled 'Jelangkung' was very well recveived in 2001 in the country. His follow up, is the 'Kuntilanak Trilogy' in which 'Kuntilanak' was again well received in 2006 and 'Kuntilanak 3' (the third of the trilogy) 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-adventure-fantasy 'Firegate' is now streaming in Netflix Indonesia and he is presently working on an Inspirational drama titled 'Elang'.