The British Film Designers Guild has announced the winners of its 12th Production Design Awards.
Winners include ‘Wednesday’ for International TV Drama, ‘Cyrano’ for Independent Feature Film, Period, ‘Empire of Light’ for International Feature Film, Period and ‘The Batman’ for International Feature Film, Fantasy.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Set Decorator, Judy Ducker who has worked on productions including: ‘Sliding Doors’, ‘Wilde’, ‘The Hours’, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, ‘Oliver Twist,’ ‘GI Joe’ and ‘The Mummy’.
Erin Larnder, Executive Director, Global Content & Integration at BEN Group UK said: “It’s been such an honour to sponsor the 12th British Film Designer Guild Production Design Awards, the Independent TV Drama and International TV Drama categories. As we continue to celebrate the achievements of those who bring the best content to life, the BEN team would like to congratulate the amazing winners as well as the incredible nominated finalists across all categories. It is wonderful to see your work and talent being recognised in this way!”
Blair Barnette, BFDG Chairperson said: “Tonight has been such a wonderful celebration of the exceptional talent that lies within the Art Department, talent which is often overlooked in favour of directing, acting or cinematography. Designers are the ones who set the scene and create the magic that transports you somewhere else whether it’s on the big screen or a smartphone. I am so proud that the BFDG’s awards are now a firm fixture in the awards season.”
This year was the first time the BFDG has awarded their Planet Positive Award, supported by Universal Pixels. The new award, has been developed in association with albert and sustainability agency Creative Zero.
The award went to the Art Department of Apple TV mini series ‘The Essex Serpent’ where filming locations were adapted from existing buildings and locations and sets were built that could be reused again, or given another lease of life in alternative form.
Commendations were given to ‘The Peasants’ which used a self-designed solution of cardboard bricks to build the set and Art Department Assistant India Pim for facilitating the sale of refuse carpet onto charity No Floor No More which provides cheap carpeting solutions to low-income households, avoiding land-fill at the end of the production.
Neal Romanek, Head of Communications and Events, albert said: “albert is proud to have supported the creation of the Planet Positive Award, ensuring that entrants demonstrated meaningful carbon emission reductions on their productions. From using electric bikes to get to set, to protecting local wildlife on location and producing zero waste sets we are thrilled by the enthusiasm of the finalists in reducing their impact on the planet! Congratulations on your sustainable achievements!”
The full list of winners are:
PETER LAMONT SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT
SUPPORTED BY NETFLIX
Katie Mazurek – Junior Draughtsperson
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – COMMERCIAL
SUPPORTED BY HELIX
B&Q “Flip” – PD: Dan Betteridge, AD: Kate McConnell
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – SHORT FILM
Fireworks – PD: Jamie Lapsley, AD: Felix Coles
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – PLANET POSITIVE
SUPPORTED BY UNIVERSAL PIXELS
The Essex Serpent – The Art Department
Elwira Pluta – The Peasants
India Pim – No Floor No More
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TV PROGRAMME INCLUDING COMEDY AND GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT
Man Vs Bee – PD: Carly Reddin, SAD: Nigel Evans, SD: Janeeta Panesar
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES SUPPORTED BY BEN
Killing Eve S4 – PD: Lucienne Suren, SAD: Philip Barber, SD: Mike Britton
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES SUPPORTED BY BEN
Wednesday – PD: Mark Scruton, SAD: Adrian Curelea, SD: Rob Hepburn, SD: David Morison
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – PERIOD
Cyrano – PD: Sarah Greenwood, SAD: Elaine Kusmishko (UK), SAD: Gianpaolo Rifino (IT), SD: Katie Spencer
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
All the Old Knives – PD: Marcus Rowland, SAD: Grant Bailey, SD: Jude Farr
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM – PERIOD
Empire of Light – PD: Mark Tildesley, SAD: Adam O’Neill, SD: Kamlan Man, SD: Véronique Melery
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
SUPPORTED BY TLO
Thirteen Lives – PD: Molly Hughes, SAD: Brandt Gordon, SD: Emma Rudkin
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM – FANTASY
SUPPORTED BY REVOLVER MOTION
The Batman – PD: James Chinlund, SAD: Grant Armstrong, SD: Lee Sandales
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART DEPARTMENTSUPPORTED BY WARNER BROS. STUDIOS LEAVESDEN
Laura Mayall – Art Director
Nicholas Pelham – Storyboard Artist
SUPPORTED BY DATA REPROGRAPHICS
Judy Ducker – Set Decorator
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