STRAIN (Award-Winning Short Film)

Reel | Narrative, VFX STRAIN

STRAIN: Theatrical Trailer (Award-Winning Short Film)

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 STRAIN

From award-winning film director Reynier Molenaar (Replay/2007), comes an eerie look at the last days of mankind. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across ground zero — an abandoned Los Angeles — to deliver important biological samples.

BRIDE is a battle-weary and jaded warrior who has lost everyone and given up on people. CHRIS is a struggling optimist who is desperate for anyone he could call a friend.

When the mismatched pair discover they are being hunted, they must join forces to save their lives — and their humanity.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

For more info, check out: http://strainmovie.com

STRAIN: Film Festivals

Friday, March 1st, 2019 STRAIN

From award-winning film director Reynier Molenaar (Replay/2007), comes an eerie look at the last days of mankind. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity.

AWARDS:

  • WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville, Texas – 2018
  • WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST – New York, NY – 2017
  • SEMIFINALIST: BEST SHORT @ SHAPE: AT&T FILM AWARDS – Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, CA – 2019
  • NOMINEE: BEST SHORT @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST – New York, NY – 2017
  • NOMINEE: BEST SHORT @ LONG BEACH INDIE FEST – Long Beach, CA – 2016

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

  • CLEVELAND CONCOCTION FILM FESTIVAL – Cleveland, Ohio – March 3rd, 2019
  • CINESOL FILM FESTIVAL – South Padre Island, Texas – November 17th, 2018, November 18th, 2018
  • BALI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – Bali, Indonesia (Touring):
    • September 15th, 2018 @ RUMAH FILM SANG KARSA – Singaraja, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
    • September 15th, 2018 @ MOZILLA COMMUNITY SPACE JAKARTA – Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
    • September 16th, 2018 @ KOMUNITAS MAHIMA – Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
    • September 22nd, 2018 @ RUMAH SANUR – Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
    • September 22nd, 2018 @ PLATFORM 78 – Bandung
    • September 22nd, 2018 @ CINEMA CIREBON – Jadimulya, Cirebon, Indonesia
    • September 29th, 2018 @ WR STORE – Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
  • LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE (WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD) – Brownsville, Texas – February 2nd, 2018
  • CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Chandler, Arizona – January 15th, 2018
  • GALACTICURT FILM FESTIVAL – Catalonia, Spain – December 19th, 2017, June 8th, 2018
  • INSHORT FILM FESTIVAL – Lagos, Nigeria – December 15th, 2017
  • CULVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL – Culver City, California – December 8th, 2017
  • DREAD FEST – Seattle, Washington – October 28th, 2017
  • FAKE FLESH FILM FESTIVAL – Banff Alberta, Canada – October 27th, 2017
  • OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST (WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM) – New York, NY – October 6th, 2017
  • BIG TERROR FILM FESTIVAL – Parkersburg, West Virginia; Marietta, Ohio – October 1st, 2017, October 2nd, 2017
  • ASBURY SHORT FILM CONCERT – Fryeburg, Maine – November 11th, 2016
  • LONG BEACH INDIE FEST (nominated for BEST SHORT) – Long Beach, California – August 31st, 2016
  • COMICPALOOZA – Houston, Texas – June 17th, 2016

For more extras, check out: http://strainmovie.com

STRAIN: Behind The Scenes

Friday, November 11th, 2016 STRAIN

From award-winning film director, Reynier Molenaar (Replay/2007), comes a behind-the-scenes look at epic short filmmaking on a guerrilla budget. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity. The short was filmed on location in Los Angeles with a small team of indie filmmakers and a lot of passion.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

For more extras, check out: http://strainmovie.com

Written and Directed by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

CHERUB MOORE as Bride
ERICH LANE as Chris
JAY KRYMIS as The Mechanic

Produced by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Executive Producers: ANNA MOON, JAY KRYMIS, RICH KING
Co-Producers: KEITH SAM, JUSTIN SCOT

Assistant Director: KEITH SAM
Cinematography by: MORGAN SCHMIDT
Assistant Camera by: JOHN CHARTER
Production Sound Recorded by: DANIEL POWELL, MICHAEL WEINSTEIN

Production Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Prop Master: ARAM ZADIKIAN
Production Assistant: MARTA STEPOWSKA

Visual Effects, Editorial and Sound Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

Music by: CLARK RHEE

Production Consultants: HEATHER WEINSTOCK, NEIL SEHGAL

STRAIN: Set Photos (Vol 1)

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 STRAIN

Behind the scenes photos (Vol 1/2) from the set of STRAIN, Reynier Molenaar’s post-apocalyptic short film. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

Check out the Second Volume of Photos too.

And more extras, check out: http://strainmovie.com

Written and Directed by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

CHERUB MOORE as Bride
ERICH LANE as Chris
JAY KRYMIS as The Mechanic

Produced by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Executive Producers: ANNA MOON, JAY KRYMIS, RICH KING
Co-Producers: KEITH SAM, JUSTIN SCOT

Assistant Director: KEITH SAM
Cinematography by: MORGAN SCHMIDT
Assistant Camera by: JOHN CHARTER
Production Sound Recorded by: DANIEL POWELL, MICHAEL WEINSTEIN

Production Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Prop Master: ARAM ZADIKIAN
Production Assistant: MARTA STEPOWSKA

Visual Effects, Editorial and Sound Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

Music by: CLARK RHEE

Production Consultants: HEATHER WEINSTOCK, NEIL SEHGAL

STRAIN: Production Design

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 STRAIN

Production Design materials created by Reynier Molenaar for his post-apacolyptic short film, STRAIN. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

For more info, check out: http://strainmovie.com

Directed by: Reynier Molenaar
Design & Visual Effects by: Reynier Molenaar aka Pixelmutt
Prop Master: Aram Zadikian

STRAIN: Set Photos (Vol 2)

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 STRAIN

Behind the scenes photos (Vol 2/2) from the set of STRAIN, Reynier Molenaar’s post-apocalyptic short film. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

Check out the First Volume of Photos too.

And more extras, check out: http://strainmovie.com

Written and Directed by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

CHERUB MOORE as Bride
ERICH LANE as Chris
JAY KRYMIS as The Mechanic

Produced by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Executive Producers: ANNA MOON, JAY KRYMIS, RICH KING
Co-Producers: KEITH SAM, JUSTIN SCOT

Assistant Director: KEITH SAM
Cinematography by: MORGAN SCHMIDT
Assistant Camera by: JOHN CHARTER
Production Sound Recorded by: DANIEL POWELL, MICHAEL WEINSTEIN

Production Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Prop Master: ARAM ZADIKIAN
Production Assistant: MARTA STEPOWSKA

Visual Effects, Editorial and Sound Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

Music by: CLARK RHEE

Production Consultants: HEATHER WEINSTOCK, NEIL SEHGAL

STRAIN: Theatrical Poster

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 STRAIN

Official Theatrical Poster for STRAIN, Reynier Molenaar’s post-apocalyptic short film. WINNER OF BEST HORROR FILM at the Official Latino Film Fest, STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

For more info and behind the scenes, check out: http://strainmovie.com

Writer-Director: Reynier Molenaar
Graphic Design: Reynier Molenaar aka Pixelmutt

STRAIN: Frame Grabs

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 STRAIN

Frame Grabs from STRAIN, Reynier Molenaar’s post-apocalyptic short film. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

For more info and behind the scenes, check out: http://strainmovie.com

Writer-Director: Reynier Molenaar
Starring: Cherub Moore, Erich Lane, Jay Krymis

STRAIN: Full Credits

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 STRAIN

Full screen credits for Reynier Molenaar’s post-apocalyptic short film, STRAIN.

WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST
WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE

STRAIN

Written and Directed by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

CHERUB MOORE as Bride
ERICH LANE as Chris
JAY KRYMIS as The Mechanic

Produced by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Executive Producers: ANNA MOON, JAY KRYMIS, RICH KING
Co-Producers: KEITH SAM, JUSTIN SCOT

Assistant Director: KEITH SAM
Cinematography by: MORGAN SCHMIDT
Assistant Camera by: JOHN CHARTER
Production Sound Recorded by: DANIEL POWELL, MICHAEL WEINSTEIN

Production Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR
Prop Master: ARAM ZADIKIAN
Production Assistant: MARTA STEPOWSKA

Visual Effects, Editorial and Sound Design by: REYNIER MOLENAAR

Music by: CLARK RHEE

Production Consultants: HEATHER WEINSTOCK, NEIL SEHGAL

Very Special Thanks To:
Itzel Gutierrez, The Molenaar Family, The Zadikian Family, Jose Moreno Brooks, Tamika Parrish, James Moon, Dylan Roby, Melonie Diaz, Jasen Wade Nelson, Michelle Van Der Water, Alex Miller, Giovanni Cortez, Geoffrey Bernstein @ City Kitchen, Doug Randall, Debi Struzan, Gus Castillo @ Creative Impact Agency, Murielle Zuker

Made With Help From:
Arthur Horowitz, Anna Kaufman, Mindy Chermak, Sarah Grace, Andrew Hill, Christina Devine, Claudia Charter, Leslie Martin, Charo Cabello, Malili Dib, Maria E. Ludena-Bendezu, Eli Jarra, Jose Madero, Mike Hedge, Kevin Flinn, Piper Rodriguez, Lindsay Holland, Jennifer Mederos, George Hardman, Henry Chalfant, Ashley Phelps, Maria Berkova, Matthew Woolf, John Pfieffer, Magnus Augustin, Dirk Detweiler, Codie Elaine Brooks, Brian Edmonds, Natasha Molenaar, Giancarlo Luigi, Michelle Gabriel, Seychelle Gabriel, Hortensia Diaz, William Murray, Erich Thomas Lane, Daniel Gonzales, Julien Hamelin, Anthony Ames, Tootie, Ana Molenaar

© Reynier Molenaar, All Rights Reserved 2016

For more info and behind the scenes, check out: http://strainmovie.com

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