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Joachim Rønning is a Norwegian film director who previously worked in a partnership with Espen Sandberg. Both are natives of Sandefjord, Norway. As a directing team, they went under the name of Roenberg (a portmanteau of their surnames). They co-own one of Scandinavia's largest production companies for commercials called Motion Blur. Rønning now develops and directs film and television as a solo director.

Career

In 2006, Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed their feature film debut, Bandidas, starring Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek. The film was released worldwide through EuropaCorp and Twentieth Century Fox. The film was written and produced by French filmmaker Luc Besson.

His 2012 film Kon-Tiki is the first Norwegian film to be nominated for a Golden Globe, and a Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. The duo directed the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). He also directed the 2019 film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Disney Filmography

Year Title Notes
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
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