Molinare has appointed Darren Rae as Head Creative of Production Services.

Rae, one of the industry’s 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 the newly created role, Rae will be tasked with developing the production services division focusing on new areas of business that feed into Molinare’s existing post production services.

Rae started his career grading dailies at Todd AO in London, 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 becoming Head of Grading at Pinewood Digital. Rae joins Molinare from Harbor, where he was Senior Colourist, Supervising Dailies.

Rae’s credits include:  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 Comments: “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 said “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.”


Jon Creamer

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