Reynier Molenaar is an international award-winning film director. Recent collaborations include J.Lo, Metallica, Disney, Warner Bros., Fox Searchlight, TBS and IMAX.
Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the South Bronx, Reynier worked his way into the New York film scene by specializing in narrative and visual storytelling, often writing his own creative and supervising visual effects on his productions.
Notable works include his original branded short for Disney’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, winner of the Western Region Director’s Award; the music video LAUNDROMAT for Hotel Eden, winner at Oaktown Music Fest; the short film REPLAY, which won 5 awards, screened at 16 festivals and premiered on television through PBS; and his short film STRAIN, selected for 7 festivals and winner of Best Horror Film at the Official Latino Shorts Fest.
Reynier has also directed campaigns with such greats as Metallica, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama, Mario Lopez, Yesi Ortiz, Justin Long, Ginnifer Goodwin and Steve Carell, to name a few. His clients include Disney, TBS, TNT, Warner Bros, NUVOtv, Converse, Current TV, VEVO, and IMAX, among others.
You can find his work featured in ADWEEK, NOTCOT, LESTERBANKS and INDIEWIRE.
Reynier began his studio career with Fox Searchlight Pictures, where he produced original content for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Richard Linklater’s FAST FOOD NATION, Timur Bekmambetov’s DAY WATCH, NOTES ON A SCANDAL, THE NAMESAKE, Danny Boyle’s SUNSHINE, and over 20 other feature films.
Reynier also enjoys still photography and graphic design, for which he has won the Design Firms, Flashloaded, and CHP awards. In his desire to give back, he has been a guest lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts, the International School St. Lucia, West LA College, and the Professional Performing Arts School. He now lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife and their loving pooch. For his latest reel, check out: