Renee Mao is an Australian director based in NYC whose work is rooted in powerful, narrative-driven visual storytelling. Before moving to New York to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts she spent several years living in Beijing, to which she credits the beginnings of her creative pursuits and distinctive visual style. Her most recent short film, The Last Line, premiered at the 2018 Austin Film Festival and her works have been featured by numerous publications including Huffington Post, Dazed magazine, Ad Age, SIMPL Mag, The Hammer Museum, Booooooom TV, Director’s Notes and Vimeo Staff Picks.
Renee is been proud to be involved in films that promote important social messaging, including fierce and emotional anthem spots for March of Dimes and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Whether working with real people or actors, Renee’s work achieves authenticity combined with rich, beautiful cinematography and impeccable attention to detail. Her creative and collaborative process is informed by her roots in DIY filmmaking and her extensive experience working in every department from production to post.