Rui Costa Reis

Rui Costa Reis, born in 1968 is a Portuguese-Angolan entrepreneur and Hollywood film producer.

At the age of 18 he went to Portugal, where he studied business administration from 1986 to 1991 at the Universidade do Minho in Braga. After his studies he returned to Luanda and in 1992 became Vice-President of the Angolan Industry Association (AIA). 

In 1993 Rui Costa Reis took over the country’s largest grain mill in Angola, which has been idle since independence. For the first time in decades, flour was produced in Angola again. Also became the market leader in other grain products and in baby food. 

In 1999 he founded a real estate company that has built and sold several hundred properties to date. 

A year later he founded the company Intercomercial Transportes e Serviços, which today is Angola’s largest logistics company with 250 trucks, a dozen container cranes and three logistics parks

In 2009 he founded the film production and film financing company RCR Media Group with his son Ricardo in Beverly Hills, USA, and in 2013 he founded the film distribution company RCR Distribution at the same address.

He initially produced ten direct-to-DVD films in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, including Phantom (US 2013), about a Soviet submarine during the Cold War in the 1960s. Todd Robinson wrote and directed the film. It stars Ed Harris, David Duchovny and William Fichtner.

Having started to be interested in the art world from an early age, Rui Costa Reis also sponsors the Luanda Triennale, is one of the most important collectors of Angolan art today and regularly lends works to exhibitions in major international museums. Examples have already been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at ARCO in Madrid and at MoMA in New York.

Also through the RCR Cultural Foundation, created in 2011, promote cultural exhibitions of African art in the US