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Serena released in the US March 27

Mar 10, 2015

Serena, the feature film directed by Susanne Bier, and starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, is to be released on March 27. Set in 1929 in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, it's the story of a lumber baron and his ruthless new wife. To recreate their world I had to build from scratch a working lumber town, complete with steam engines, as well as two North Carolina rail stations and main streets.


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The Nice Guys shoot wraps

Mar 10, 2015

In February we finally wrapped on The Nice Guys. A terrific cast of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, and a wonderful script by Shane Black, who also directed, the story is about two private detectives in 1978 who search for a missing porn star, only to uncover a big conspiracy. It's due for release in the summer of 2016.


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Suit & Tie nominated for an ADG design award

Jan 9, 2014

Suit & Tie, the Justin Timberlake music video I designed for David Fincher, has been nominated for an Art Director's Guild award for Outstanding Production Design. Congratulations to all the team who worked on it, including Set Decorator KC Fox, and Art Director Cara Brower.


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Prudential Mirror Wall

May 17, 2013

I've just finished creating a giant mirrored sculpture for a site in downtown Chicago. The idea was that people would come and write on the wall during the day, and the yellow paint would wipe off with a specially created marker to reveal the mirror beneath - a unique and daunting challenge! We shot on it yesterday and the results were spectacular.


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Suit and Tie Music Video

Feb 11, 2013

The first JT single for six years, and a huge production. To David Fincher's very exacting standards, I designed and built two giant 80'-0 x 80'-0 dance floors; one in real mirror (they said it couldn't be done!) and the other a shallow water tank. The light designs reflected into them were stunning. On location I had the floor of the Hollywood Bowl clad with a reflective black floor, re-fitted the El Rey to a Brat Pack Vegas nightclub, and with KC Fox's elegant set decoration, transformed the Presidential Suite at the Sunset Marquis.


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EE Kevin Bacon Spots with Ringan Ledwidge

Jan 7, 2013

In December Ringan came to LA to shoot some more spots for EE with Kevin Bacon. On a soundstage at Sony I created a London Townhouse, a cinema, and most incongruously, an 'Only Way Is Essex' Tanning Salon - Totes Amazeballs!


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Coors Lite with Rory Kelleher

Nov 26, 2012

November was the month of the hi-tech lab. Working with Rory Kelleher I designed a Lloyd-Wright inspired robotic lab for Coors Lite. The commercials don't air until the summer, but they'll be posted when they are released.


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Verizon Droid with Psyop

Nov 12, 2012

In November I teamed again with Laurent Ledru at Psyop to create a hi-tech lab for Verizon Droid. The concept design, construction drawing and build were turned around in a record seven days; not as fast as the bible, but we also didn't rest on the seventh day. I also designed and commissioned custom built interactive props for the phone and chair.