Molinare appoints Darren Rae as head creative

May 7, 2021

Molinare have announced the appointment of Darren Rae as head creative of production services.

Rae, one of the Industries most respected dailies colourists working on major features and episodic drama, arrives at Molinare with over 25 years of experience and expertise to lead the creative strategy for Molinare’s new production services department.

In this newly created role, Rae will build on his considerable reputation to develop the production services division focusing on new areas of business that feed into Molinare’s already existing post production services. Entering the industry grading dailies at the renowned Todd AO in London, Rae acquired an expert knowledge of working with 16mm and 35mm film.

As digital cameras rose to prominence, Rae expanded into digital colour and established himself as a leading figure in the industry working in key post houses in London before a notable appointment as head of grading at Pinewood Digital. Rae joins Molinare from Harbor, where he was senior colourist, supervising dailies.

To date, Rae has accomplished an outstanding list of credits with highlights including:  Spectre, Dumbo, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Solo – A Star Wars Story, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story & Doctor Strange. He was also responsible for the 4K remaster grades of titles such as: Murder on the Orient Express, Weird Science, Phantom of the Opera and Ladybird Ladybird (Ken Loach).

Darren Rae commented: ”I’m very excited to join Molinare at this pivotal time in the company’s history. When Nigel Bennett approached me with his plans, and coupled with the company’s rich history, it was an easy decision to make! Working at Pinewood for 4 years with Nigel we built an excellent relationship and I look forward to continuing and building on this at Molinare.”

Molinare’s CEO Nigel Bennett added: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Darren Rae to the Molinare team during an exciting period of growth for the business. Darren has a wealth of experience working on some of the largest projects shooting in the UK over the past 20 years. This is a real coup for Molinare and can’t wait to build on our past successes.”

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