Production designed a 30 min narrative short film based in New York City and Bombay, India. Was brought on board for the New York portion and flown out from Los Angeles within the week. Prepped for 10 days, filmed for 8 days, and returned materials in 2 days. Negotiated commission of fine art, creation of special effects, location management, and hire and management of a local, NYC-based art team.
Director: Ritu Pande
Producer: Véronique Doumbé
Cinematographer: Matthew Heckerling
NYC Production Designer: Juliet DeVette
NYC Art Director: Josefina Laban
NYC Set Dresser: Sydney Louise
NYC Painter: Annelise LaFlamme
NYC Art PA: Akaniyene Essien
NYC Art PA: Greg Harris
NYC Art PA: Royce Crane
Prop Weapons Master: Scott Reeves
Stage construction, bar decoration
Circular mattress construction, bed decoration, prop continuity
Furniture handling, carpet protection, canvas painting commission
Visual Concept Book
created during interview process
USC, Alfred P. Sloan Grant Recipient Short Film, directed by Caroline Friend.
Set dressed summer forest in Big Bear, CA, to look like winter Russian Red Army camp base during WWII. Rigged and pitched tents, cleared forest ground and covered with biodegradable snow, created doctor's work station with cloth wraps, buckets, water, and dirt.
Set construction for MFA directing scene.
Drew up floor plan, ordered flats, textured, painted and constructed a "cell."
Adapted/Directed by Melanie Aitkenhead
Art direction for USC MFA film. Scouted and gathered materials, created prop list, budget, visual references, constructed a two-room set in School of Cinematic Arts Stage 1. Managed a 4-person team, started and completed build within 12 hours.
Written/Directed by Jonathan Juntado
Produced by Christopher Lee
Production Design by Nathaniel Alexander
Set dressed room for MFA directing scene about a pregnant woman whose sister protests against her relationship with her cheating boyfriend. Decorated set with curtains, photo frames, flowers, vase, table decoration.
Directed by Timothy Offor
Set dressed college girl's bedroom. Drew up design plan, approval from director, sourcing materials and negotiated prices with local vendors from Fabric District in DTLA.
It was a first time for all of us. Including a talking Doritos bag. I had so much fun working with the director Calvin Herrmann and director of photography Ayana Baraka. It's good to be at USC!!