BBC1 WHAT REMAINS, Sunday 25th August 9pm

BBC 1 What Remains

BBC1 4-part suspense drama WHAT REMAINS begins this Sunday 25th August at 9pm.  Directed by Coky Giedroyc and starring David Threlfall alongside a stellar cast, it was a gift of a job to really push Production Design for contemporary crime drama – building big sets at Ealing Studios and Wimbledon Studios, playing with high texture, colour and subverting architectural detail.  Set inside a London Victorian house converted into five flats, we built everything in the studio – the staircase, loft and all five flats – shooting all four episodes in 10 weeks. I will be appearing on the BBC TV Blog revealing more about the show’s set design. Can’t show any behind-the-design-scenes photos yet but watch out, it’s going to be big!

I had a fantastic Art Department who all deserve a mention: Art Director Keith Dunne, Set Decorator Jo Berglund, Production Buyer Caitlin Thompson, Construction Manager Russ Daly, Petty Cash Buyer Anne-Marie Minty, Graphic Artist Richard Wells, Character Buyers Dalia Gellert, Fiona Albrow, Ollie Tiong, Clare Porritt, Props Master Martyn Doust, Dressing Props Lisa Rust, Dave Tincombe, Scenic Painter Steve Simpson and Head Carpenter Julian Weaver, Standby Art Director Edd Cross and Standby Props Pat Dunn.  Thank you all – couldn’t have done it without you.

SECOND COMING: designing for debbie tucker green (again)

Completed work on “Second Coming“, the first independent feature film for writer/director debbie tucker green, and our third project together.  Funded by Film4 & BFI & produced by Hillbilly Films, we filmed on location in SW London and at Wimbledon Studios.  Starring Idris Elba, Nadine Marshall and Sharlene Whyte, this was a fantastic contemporary drama to design.  Watch out for it on the 2014 festival circuit…

Read more here.