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

Jean of the Joneses (4 months late)

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)

Festival time for Hats

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

I heart Toronto

I relocated to Toronto about 10 weeks ago and have to congratulate myself on a brilliant choice of city. So far I’ve been set dresser on a Hallmark Christmas movie (yes, every bit as cheesy as it sounds), on set props/set dresser for a charming little indie short, and set dresser for an indie feature with a gobsmacking art department crew. Plus, one of the … Continue reading I heart Toronto