At last I’ve been initiated into “real” Canadian winter shooting conditions. I was props assistant on a crime reenactment drama, shooting outdoors at -20 degrees Celsius. I particularly enjoyed the alcohol-free beer that froze before I could pour it. J’ai été enfin initié à la “vrai” experience du tournage Canadien. J’étais adjointe à l’accessoiriste pour une émission qui montre les reconstitutions des crimes. Nous avons tourné en plein … Continue reading Winter! L’hiver!
Undoubtedly the theatrical highlight of my 2016, Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder is a gem of a play written by Phoebe Leonard. It debuted in New York in April with my first realised stage set design. Sans aucun doute le grand moment théâtral de 2016 pour moi, Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder est une pièce de Phoebe Leonard. Elle a fait ses débuts en New York en avril et était l’occasion … Continue reading Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder
J’ai reussi le DELF examen au niveau B2. C’est officiel, je parle français! I passed the DELF exam level B2. It’s official, I speak French! Continue reading Hourra!
Look what’s come back around! I worked on The Jason Philips Show in London in 2013, and at last it’s emerged from post production and charmed its way into Highway 61 Film Festival in Minnesota and Tahoe Underground Film Festival in Nevada. Regardez ce qui revient! J’ai travaillé sur The Jason Philips Show en Londres en 2013, et il est enfin émergé de la post-production et a … Continue reading The Jason Philips Show
My grandmother once said that every morning she thought “what shall I make today?” She was a very sane person. This is what I made today. They’re footstools for a production of Joyful Noise at the Papermill Theatre in Toronto. I won’t be the one to add upholstery and gold leaf, but I’ll try to get a picture of them in their finished state in a couple … Continue reading Making
Toronto International Film Festival is about to open, and this time I worked on one of the films! It’s going to be a treat to see Jean of the Joneses on the big screen in my hometown. Here’s the festival information. If you’re in Toronto take the opportunity to see this special film. Continue reading TIFF Time
Well, I missed this one. Feature film Jean of the Joneses launched in March, when I was too caught up in set designing Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder to notice. J of the Js was my introduction to the Canadian film industry (if you mercifully disregard set dressing for Hallmark Channel Christmas movies). It was the first time I worked with courageous production designer Helen Kotsonis, dashing art director Ashley Devereux and magnificent set dec … Continue reading Jean of the Joneses (4 months late)
Gabriel Foster Prior’s brainchild A Short Film About Hats premiered a couple of days ago in Portugal at FEST | New Directors Festival. I had a ball as Production Designer 2nd Unit on this film back in London in 2013. It’s one of the most imaginative projects I’ve worked on. Its next screening will be as an official selection for Lisbon International Film Festival, with hopefully a run … Continue reading Festival time for Hats
My darling feature film Solitary is screening in New York next month! Since its premiere in Jan 2015 the film has been popping up in festivals all over the place, but I’m pretty sure this is its NYC debut. It will screen on March 14th as part of Chelsea Film Festival’s KINO & VINO series. There’ll be a Q&A with filmmakers afterwards, followed by a cocktail reception … Continue reading Solitary in New York
I’ve been taking an architectural drawing class, partly to build up useful skills and partly because drawing bricks with trashy TV on in the background is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I handed in my term project yesterday, here’s a peek at it. Continue reading Bricks