When it comes to designing a set for a film or commercial, I always try to understand how the set can impact the story and what ways I can add depth to each scene.
I believe the Art Dept is a team and we all work together to create each set. Developing a solid positive work environment I believe leads to a successful project.
Additionally, coming from an indie film background, I know how to stretch every dollar to get the most out of a tight budget. I know how to work within a budget and the impact each task has, not only within our department costs but scheduling man days etc.
Production Design Features
2023 - Last Dollar - Director William Shockley - Independent Feature
2023 - Where Are You Christmas - Director Dustin Rikert - Hallmark Channel
2022 - Far Haven - Director Gary Wheeler - Imagicomm/INSP
2022 - A Nashville Country Christmas - Director Ashley Williams - Paramount
2022 - Anna Nicole Smith: You Don't Know Me - Director Ursula Macfarlane - Netflix
2022 - Two Tickets to Paradise - Director Dustin Rikert - Hallmark Channel
2022 - The Warrant Breaker's Law - Director Brent Christy - INSP Network
2021 - Sugar Plum Twist - Director Eric Close - Hallmark Channel
2019 - Apple Seed - Director Michael Worth - Independent Feature
2019 - Eyes Upon Waking - Director Tim Zwica - Independent Feature
2019 - Legend of 5 Mile Cave - Director Brent Christy - INSP Network
2017 - Common Threads - Director William Shockley - Independent Short
2017 - A Mermaid's Tale - Director Dustin Rikert - Independent Feature
Last Dollar was a western filmed at Old Tucson Studios. This film required a significant number of sets, all of which required major construction and full set decoration. We were tasked with adding a heavy victorian feel and color into the desert. The transformations for each of these sets are quite extensive and our crew really enjoyed getting to build these beautiful spaces.
A Nashville Country Christmas
This was a great experience filming in Nashville TN. I had a great group of local artists joining me on this project. The goal was to create a more realistic Christmas feel; more gritty, more true to reality. We also had some major elements that we accomplished in a very short period of time. 2 music video sets built with both virtual and practical elements, a 12 float town square parade, a hardware store from basically scratch and ending the week with the climax live stage performance in full Christmas beauty.
Two Tickets to Paradise
This film for Hallmark Channel was a real treat. Filming on location in Hawaii, we utilized every element of design. We built an airport set from scratch, designed beautiful resort sets, transformed Hawaii into Connecticut and coordinated with several vendors for a farmers market.
The Warrant: Breakers Law
I love construction and this film I was able to really lean in heavy on that phase of Art. Filming at the iconic Mescal Ranch, many buildings required complete recalling in order to film. Every set received a full cosmetic lift and we built several elements from scratch including a vault door and train station platform.
Anna Nicole Smith Documentary
Taking inspiration from Anna's real life living spaces, we transformed a house into 8 unique spaces across 3 decades. We were able to create near matches with the actual rooms from her past all on an incredibly tight budget with very little time or crew.