|Michaël R. Roskam|
Roskam at the 84th Academy Awards
|Sint-Truiden, Flanders, Belgium|
Michaël R. Roskam is Belgian film director. After several jobs as a journalist for Flemish newspaper De Morgen and a copywriter, he wrote a script for a short film titled Haun in 2002. This was followed by Carlo (2004), another short film which won the Audience Award at Leuven International Short Film Festival. In 2005, he made The One Thing To Do and in 2007 Today is Friday, based on an Ernest Hemingway book, that was filmed in Los Angeles. Roskam made his feature film debut with Bullhead which was released in 2011. On January 24, 2012, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.