Specialist Extension Certificate: Production Design, 1993
Annie Beauchamp completed a BA at the College of Fine Arts before studying production design at AFTRS. Her feature film credits in the years since include Swan Song, Penguin Bloom, The Yellow Birds, Adore and Sleeping Beauty—which screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for best production design at the 2011 AACTA Awards.
As an art director, she made her feature debut on The Well, directed by fellow alumna Samantha Lang. She went on to win the Art Directors Guild of America award for her work on Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! before transitioning into her current role as a production designer.
Annie’s television credits include Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl, the first television series to screen at Cannes, and the Showtime series On Becoming a God in Central Florida. In 2020, she was nominated at the Art Directors Guild of America Awards for her work on the fifth season of Black Mirror.
At AFTRS I was curious, passionate and explorative, transforming into a creative, collaborative filmmaker after my Fine Arts Degree.
I have had a few career highlights, ranging from Swan Song, Top of the Lake, Black Mirror to Sleeping Beauty. All instinctive projects where I remained open to the material—imagining the characters and environments with emotional subtext at the forefront. Producing sets that created an overall tone… what was felt more than what was seen. Creatively, I had the opportunity to design unique worlds.