Music & Film
Both my imagination and diverse skill set are perfectly suited to working on pop promo and film projects. Being an art director on set means that your resourcefulness is constantly tested in order to deliver real time solutions to whatever a producer may require of you. If they need a pink battleship by noon, they get a pink battleship by noon. It's a simple as that.
Short Film Production Design
The official trailer of Left Eye Blind's short film 'Life On The Line' (left) exemplifies how Paul Mansley production design and set development can transform an empty space into an ultra realistic call centre, complete with office furniture and the highly personal desktop trinkets of its fictional inhabitants. This set was so convincing that the veteran D.O.P. mistakenly assumed it was a location sourced by the production team. The trailer for 'Fawn' (right) demonstrates how a marriage of honed research and thoughtful loction dressing enables everyday countryside spaces to become the settings for sinister drama - from forensic crime scenes to the personal effects of the deceased. Fawn is the story of a young murder victim, whose body has never been found, looking back on the last moments of his life on the Yorkshire Moors. Fawn, commissioned by Screen Yorkshire, is a Picture Lock production, written and directed by Ron Wright.