• New York, NY
  • CEO, The Molecule

Chris Healer

Chief Executive Officer, The Molecule


After finishing his film degree at CU Boulder, having built a 16mm projector out of legos and written a 3d graphics library for DOS, Chris Healer transitioned from web design to motion capture and 3d animation in Denver. He moved to New York in 2002 to complete work on “Below the Belt” (Sundance 2004), and in 2005 founded The Molecule (http://www.themolecule.com).

At The Molecule, he is part-time CEO, CTO, Visual Effects Supervisor, VFX Consultant, Creative Designer, Software Developer, Producer, and Scientist. He has worked on a variety of film and television projects, including “Rescue Me,” “Damages,” “30 Rock,” “Rubicon,” “Royal Pains,” “Smash,” “Blue Bloods,” “Golden Boy,” “Hellbenders,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” and many more.

The Molecule has opened a second office in LA and employs over 30 people. Its specialties include live-action compositing, stereoscopic live-action compositing, motion graphics animation, CG modeling, animation and rendering, as well as traditional film production and second unit VFX production. Many of the tools used at The Molecule were developed by Chris, including its Render Farm, Workflow Automation Tools, Linking and Preview Tools, and Cloud-based Compositing Pipeline. Chris is a regular speaker at Nuke User Events (http://www.thefoundry.co.uk) and an active member of the New York Visual Effects community.