Renee Mao is an Australian director based in NYC whose work is rooted in powerful, narrative-driven visual storytelling that often tackles emotional, intimate subjects. Before moving to NYC she spent several years living in Beijing, to which she credits the beginnings of her creative pursuits and distinctive visual style. While attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her short films premiered at festivals all around the world including NFFTY, winning several awards including Best Cinematography at the prestigious First Run Film Festival.
Renee kicked off her commercial directing career in house at Greenpoint Pictures, creating branded content for clients such as Google, Pepsi and Chivas Regal. As her body of work continues to grow, she’s been proud to be involved in films that promote important social messaging. Renee’s latest project is a fierce and emotional anthem spot for March of Dimes that depicts real women in their journey before, during and after new motherhood. Prior to that, her short film ‘Dear Mr President,’ which features elementary school students voicing their concerns in letter form to Donald Trump, was featured on Huffington Post.
Renee’s creative and collaborative pro
cess is informed by her roots in DIY filmmaking and her extensive experience working in every department from production to post. She is thrilled to officially join the Greenpoint Pictures roster, where she is excited to bring her unique perspective and enthusiastic creative approach to future projects.