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AFTRS Alumni Nominated for Australian Production Design Guild Awards

‘Sweet Tooth’ | Dir. Shannon Ashlyn

AFTRS Alumni have been nominated in various categories at this year’s Australian Production Design Guild Awards.

Each year the awards celebrate some of Australia’s top talent in production design, and this year’s nominations recognise the work of AFTRS alumni on various productions – including major releases Ladies in Black, I Am Mother, Tidelands, Storm Boy, Black Mirror and more.

Among the nominated works is AFTRS Masters short Sweet Tooth directed by Shannon Ashlyn (Master of Arts Screen, 2018) and featuring the work of 2018 MA grad, Emma Bourke who is nominated in the Emerging Designer for Screen category.

‘I am Mother’ | Dir. Grant Sputore

In the Feature Film category, nominations have gone out to Felicity Abbott APDG (Master of Arts – Film & Television [Hons] Design, 1998) for her work on  Ladies in Black and Melinda Doring (Master of Arts – Film & Television [Hons] Design, 1998) for her work on Storm Boy.

Alumnus Bowen Ellames (Graduate Certificate in Directing Fundamentals, 2014) has secured two nominations in the Concept Design Visualisation category – one for his work on Tidelands and one for I Am Mother.

Congratulations to the incredibly-talented alumni who have received nominations for this year’s awards.

Hosted by MC Adam Eliot, the awards will be held on 1 December at The Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, Melbourne.

‘Ladies in Black’ | Dir. Bruce Beresford

Full list of alumni nominated at the 2019 APDG Awards

Concept Design Visualisation: drawing, concept illustration and models for screen, events or live performances

I Am Mother
Bowen Ellames (Graduate Certificate in Directing Fundamentals, 2014)

Tidelands
Bowen Ellames (Graduate Certificate in Directing Fundamentals, 2014)

Design for Live Performance: Production, costume and set Design

Welcome to the Bright World
Production, Set and Costume Designer – Karla Urizar (Master of Arts (Film & Television) Design, 1999)

Emerging Designer for screen: for student or emerging animation, costume, production or VFX Design

Sweet Tooth
Production Designer – Emma Bourke (Master of Arts Screen, 2018)

Production Design for a Feature Film

Ladies in Black
Felicity Abbott APDG (Master of Arts (Film & Television) (Hons) Design, 1998)

Storm Boy
Melinda Doring (Master of Arts (Film & Television) Design, 1997)

Production Design for a television drama or web series

Black Mirror: Striking Vipers Season 5
Annie Beauchamp APDG (Specialist Extension Certificate Production Design, 1993)

Set Decoration: for a feature film or television

Hotel Mumbai
Nicki Gardiner APDG (Specialist Extension Certificate Production Design, 1993