- If I were to do only one-way job
my brain would soon die.
(Rūta, participant)

Participants

Turin, 2018

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS

Alba Lidia Tropeano
Italy
Alba Lidia Tropeano

The creativity is the most exciting part about this field.

Antonio Buffa
UK / Italy
Antonio Buffa

I would like design a world for a film about the criminal Latin gangs in Milan.

Elwira Pluta
Poland
Elwira Pluta

I'd love to work as a part of team that discovers the freedom of pure imagination

Erekle
Georgia Tsintasdze
Erekle

I think the screenplay is most inspiring while working on film. and if the story needs to create whole decoration from zero this can be a real paradise.

Evangelia Antonelli
Greece
Evangelia Antonelli

"In the future I would like to focus in the field of films concentrating on films with elevated design value, where Production Design is of great importance to the narrative."

Gail Pearce
UK
Gail Pearce

I am excited by the level of creativity that is generated working as part of an Art Department and it's ability to recreate forgotten worlds or bring to life and imagine new ones.

Giedrė Valeišaitė
Lithuania
Giedrė Valeišaitė

I think that the art director is a magician with powers of creating different universes. And I find that very exciting.

Jacqueling chi ying Ng
Hong Kong
Jacqueling chi ying  Ng

I mostly get inspiration from artwork, To me having an image or a piece of artwork can symbolised a story.

Liisi Kovasild
Estonia
Liisi Kovasild

I'm inspired by passionate and genuine directors and production designers.

Marina Palmero Butolo
Brazil
Marina Palmero Butolo

Working at the art department for me is being able to create new words. To bring imagination to the reality, transform ideas into spaces. Get into the director mind, understand his/hers thoughts, get “into” the script and make the “magic happens”.

Peter de Neergaard
Denmark
Peter de Neergaard

What i love in the group work, is this stream of consciousness towards telling a story, and then the aesthetic jumps in bringing this story to live.

Tiiu-Ann Pello
Estonia
Tiiu-Ann Pello

Working on a historical feature gives us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in a period in time which can offer such rich base for new knowledge and inspiration.

Ujjwal Gawand
India
Ujjwal Gawand

The main challenge I am facing is working and design discipline in the Indian film industry.

Otso Linnalaakso
Finland
Otso Linnalaakso

You always learn something new about the world you live in, the reality surrounding you and, ultimately, about yourself.

AUTHORS OF SELECTED PROJECTS

Melissa Dhondt
Scripwriter
Belgium
Melissa Dhondt

The most ideal situation is when a production designer is involved from a very early stage. To brainstorm together about the different strategies; creatively, realistically and financially. To design a world together that is both very realistic and believable but also touches your imagination.

Gábor FABRICIUS
Director/Scriptwriter
Hungary
Gábor FABRICIUS

[My main inspiration for writing is] a certain mood, that encapsulates the theme and message of the cinematic experience.

Dominique Van malder
Scriptwriter/Actor
Belgium
Dominique Van malder

The artwork is so important, because how it looks like, is also the content of our story.

Domien Huyghe
Director/Writer
Belgium
Domien Huyghe

I spend a lot of time choosing colors and moods. A lot of inspirations comes from choosing the right combinations.

Wannes Destoop
Screenwriter/Director
Belgium
Wannes Destoop

"“I think a production designer is (and should be) very important for every project. In Belgium, it's not very common to work with a production designer. Although, I want every creative department to work close together. So preparation, hours of discussion, plenty of inspiring photographs and films are very important for me."

Pierre Puget
Co-writer
Germany / France
Pierre Puget

I have a strong feel for what I want, but always ready to be surprised by ideas from the art department. What we do can only work as a collaborative shared vision.