Reynier Molenaar is an international award-winning film director. Collaborations include Metallica, J.Lo, Searchlight Pictures, TBS, NBA, IMAX and Disney.
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 latest short film STRAIN, selected for 15 festivals and winner at the Latino Comics Expo and the Official Latino Shorts Fest.
Reynier has directed 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, FUSEtv, Converse, VEVO, the NBA and IMAX, among others.
You can find his work featured in ADWEEK, NOTCOT, LESTERBANKS and INDIEWIRE.
Reynier began his studio career with Searchlight Pictures, where he produced original content for Dayton/Faris’ LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Richard Linklater’s FAST FOOD NATION, Danny Boyle’s SUNSHINE, and over 20 other feature films.
Reynier 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 Los Angeles, with his wife, two daughters and their loving pooch.