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Double Feature: Babyteeth – Amelia Greber interview post

The film Babyteeth was a hit at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. Variety described it as “The most youthful and surprising entry in this year’s Venice competition, “Babyteeth” arrives fully formed in its bite”. In this fascinating double interview APDG members Laurie Verling and Laura Anna Lucas (who both interned on the film) interview Costume Designer Amelia Greber and […]

The Invisible Man: Interview with Alex Holmespost

APDG Members Alex Holmes production designer of The Babadook (2014) and The Nightingale (2018) and Katie Sharrock set decorator of Mad-Max: Fury Road (2015) and Ladies in Black (2018) worked on the recently released The Invisible Man. In this interview, Alex gives members insight into the creation of the ‘invisible’ suit, scouting and building the […]

Interview with Russian production designer Andrey Ponkratov, of the Andrey Zvyagintsev’s filmspost

Interview with Andrey Ponkratov, the Russian production designer of the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s films Conducted by APDG members – Steven Jones-Evans and Valentina Iastrebova on 4/6/2018 via SKYPE SJ-E: Australian audiences will be somewhat familiar with your work through your association with Andrey Zvyagintsev and the profile his 2 latest films, Leviathan and Loveless […]

INTERVIEW: 2016 MAXON with Friederike Bruckertpost

MAXON is an award-winning leader of products used extensively in the film, television and digital industries. MAXON is also a sponsor of the APDG Awards: in 2014 it was the MAXON Award for Design on an Animated Feature Film and, in 2015 it was the MAXON 4D Award for Title Design. The APDG spoke recently to Friederike Bruckert from the […]

Interview from the Audrey Journal – Antoinette Barbouttispost

Over the last 2 years emerging Greek-Australian designer/theatre-maker and APDG member Antoinette Barbouttis has been talking to young female designers for a series of interviews for Audrey online magazine. Interviews by Antoinette Barbouttis originally published online in Audrey Journal AudreyJournal.com.au, kindly republished here with their permission. We are thrilled to be able to include these interviews over future APDG newsletters, beginning here […]

Interview from The Audrey Journal – My Life Is My Jobpost

This is the fourth interview in a series with emerging female live performance designers. In this interview APDG member Antoinette Barbouttis interviews Melanie Liertz – about designing and making for theatre, opera, film, dance and circus. Melanie’s work ranges from designing Captain Hook’s Pirate Party (Sydney Opera House), to the war-ravaged set for Sport for […]

Interview: Isabel Hudsonpost

Isabel Hudson is an award-winning set and costume designer and a NIDA alumna. Isabel won both the 2019 and 2018 Sydney Theatre Award, Best Stage Design of an Independent Production for her work on American Psycho the Musical and Cry-Baby at Hayes Theatre Co. Her designs include Farnace directed by Mark Gaal at Pinchgut Opera, […]

Seriously Red – Interview with Penelope Southgate & Tim Chappelpost

Production designer Penelope Southgate and costume designer Tim Chappel share their experiences working on the film Seriously Red screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.  Seriously Red is a rowdy and rambunctious musical comedy. Red (Krew Boylan) is at a crossroads in her life. A vivacious and hilarious redhaired woman grappling with high expectations and low self-esteem, she pours […]

SHAUN TAN – Interviewpost

Best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery such as The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival, Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and […]

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