Blair Barnette is a London-based Production Designer with over 20 years experience within the industry. Her work history began with high-profile scenic art / prop-making for the likes of Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and Nickelodeon and has developed into an understanding of studio set builds and multi-location practical designs. She employs a comprehensive overview of large budgets and decór with a heavy visual identity.
Blair’s vision could be described as a play of context and colour, a mix of handcrafted and experimental use of materials, contemporary and multicultural, unfolding a detailed narrative.
Of the films she has designed, some have had great festival success at Cannes, Foyle, Slamdance, London Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival winning kudos such as:
- Nominee UK Film Council Best Short Film Award
- Best Short Film Award – AFI Silverdocs
- Soho Rushes – Best Film
- Top Prize Digital Revolutions – Sheffield DocFest
- Grand Prix – Super Shorts International Film Festival
- Best Film – Auburn International Film Festival
- Best of the Best – Cambridge Film Festival
Blair has continued to paint as a fine artist and muralist throughout her career. She has designed murals and scenic treatments for large restaurants and nightclubs in Florida and New York as well as numerous private residences and commercial spaces. She also works in interior design and retail display.
BBC Health & Safety Trained – Visa for USA, UK & EU
Client and resource bases in London, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and Copenhagen
Premiering at 2013 Sundance and coming to theatres this summer, ‘In Fear’ stars Alice Englert of ‘Beautiful Creatures’ and Allen Leech of ‘Downton Abbey’. Though propelled by visceral thrills, the film transcends genre and offers a study in fear itself, creating a cerebral fable in which fear – of the dark, of the unknown, of ourselves – governs our nature, compels our choices, and may well seal the characters’ fate.
Having premiered at Cannes 2012, Director Ben Wheatley and writer-stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram deliver a wicked road trip movie that successfully walks the line between dark comedy and horror. Sightseers won Best Screenplay at the British Independent Film Awards, the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy at the Evening Standard awards and Breakthrough British Filmmaker at the London Film Critics awards
AGNETHA FÄLTSKOG – “When You Really Loved Someone”
Upon its release, the single received a lot of media coverage, mostly of course in context of Fältskog’s musical comeback out of a long retirement and news about the forthcoming album. The media als reviewed the song, calling it an “epic ballad” and this resulting music video was shot on location in Stockholm and London.
Experimental film by Chinese polyglot artist Yi Zhou and French fashion house Each x Other. It stars many influential figures including Clotilde Marie Pascale Courau, the Princess of Venice and Piedmont, and Emanuele Filiberto, a member of the House of Savoy and the grandson of the last King of Italy. It was shot on location in Manhattan and will premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.