Uwe Boll is a German director, producer and screenwriter, whose work includes several films adapted from video games. He finances his own films through his Boll KG and Event Film Productions production companies. Many of his grindhouse-type films are produced on low budgets and are routinely a favourite target for Internet critics.
Boll is best known for loosely adapting video games into movies, having directed and produced a number of such adaptations, including House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Alone in the Dark II, BloodRayne, BloodRayne II: Deliverance, BloodRayne: The Third Reich, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Postal, and Far Cry.
Outside of his film work Boll has a doctorate in literature, has written two books, and recently opened the Bauhaus restaurant in Gastown (Feb. 2015).