Meet the crew Q&A
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background?
I am originally from Bristol, where I studied at Bristol School of Art specialising in film and animation. I then spent four years living in Leeds and Canada, studying English and History of Art and working for different film festivals. I now live in south London.
How did you get into production design for films?
Although I have always loved the aesthetic possibilities that film offers, I actually ended up in the art department on the first big project I worked on by chance. I was supposed to be a runner on a TV pilot, but the props guy dropped out unexpectedly last minute, and the producer asked me to stand in for him. I quickly realised that art department and art direction was the field of film making that I wanted to pursue!
Which film or films have influenced your style the most?
I have always been a big fan of Pedro Almovador’s films. The way the vivid colours and composition complement the characters agenda is very inspiring.
Which Production Designgers do you admire and respect?
Sarah Greenwood, Adam Stockhausen, Anne Seibel, Antxon Gomez, Aline Bonetto.
If you could only watch one film for the rest of your life what would it be?
I think it would have to be one of Wes Anderson’s films as they are so visually rich and detailed, you see something new each time you watch them. My current favourite is Moonrise Kingdom.
Best on-set experience?
Making an 8m x 8m giant Monopoly board out of cardboard and creating a stop motion animation, by filming from 6m up, for a music video. The shoot was tough, but the results look amazing!
Worst on-set experience?
I worked on a shoot once where the director was 3 hours late. That didn’t go down well…
Secret guilty pleasure?
I hoard different types of tape. Masking, gaffer, electrical, duct…They will all come in useful on set one day!
Finally, favourite on set must have, gets you through the day, snack or drink?
Coffee and custard creams are always good!
Find out more about Anna here http://www.annapagefilm.com/