- SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Director Renée Mao has joined Tool of North America for U.S. representation spanning commercials and branded content.
Having lived in Australia, China and the U.S., Mao is a writer and director who brings a unique global perspective and visual power to her narrative driven stories. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for film and TV production, Mao has directed emotional anthem spots for Woman’s Hospital of Texas, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, and Make-A-Wish.
Prior to coming aboard the Tool roster, Mao was repped by Greenpoint Pictures.
Mao’s short films have been featured in the Huffington Post, The Hammer Museum, and earned Vimeo Staff Pick distinction. Mao’s award-winning LGBTQ+ documentary, The Making of Panthera, is a love letter for creativity, freedom, and personal identity. The film has been featured in the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival and is a Webby Award honoree.
“As a director who is passionate about pushing creative boundaries and developing strong, emotional impact with my work," said Mao, “I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with a company like Tool that will support the groundbreaking work I want to deliver.”