Celia Jaspers, an accomplished New Zealand-based director, has been working in the film and television industry that has had much less interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of her most recent projects includes Milk, a short film about kindness that she wrote and directed.
Amazon series, The Wilds, follows a group of teen girls who must fight to survive after a plane crash leaves them stranded on a deserted island - but not by accident.
Greg Anderson and John Miller, VFX supervisors for the upcoming HBO Max series The Flight Attendant. The series follows Cassie, a flight attendant played by Kaley Cuoco, who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.
Yearly Departed is a series of eulogies for the year 2020, where a lineup of all-women comedians will deliver everything from casual sex to beige Band-Aids and everything in between that we’ve “lost” in 2020. After a year of societal upheaval, plague, murder hornets and banana bread, Yearly Departed will give 2020 the huge send-off it deserves, from some of the world’s funniest women. Yearly Departed is an Amazon Original Comedy Special that is produced by an extraordinary group of women including Bess Kalb (Writer, EP), Rachel Brosnahan (EP), Paige Simpson (EP), Samantha Ressler (EP), Nathalie Love (EP), and as well as Done + Dusted’s Katy Mullan and David Jammy, both EPs. The special is directed by Linda Mendoza (Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready)
I am Neil Patel, a production designer based in New York City. I was born in Wales and immigrated to the US as a child where my Indian father and English mother practiced medicine. I studied art and architecture as a student and began my career as a theatrical scenic designer. I designed sets for Broadway, Off Broadway, Opera and in many countries including India, Japan, UK, Italy and Spain. I always loved film and was able to start working as a production designer when writers I knew from the theater invited me to design their film and TV projects. This includes Warren Leight and Neil LaBute. Warren asked me to design In Treatment for HBO when it came to New York, and that began my crossover into production design.
As far as historical events in the United States go, the Presidential Inauguration is perhaps the most treasured and honored of traditions. There is so much at stake and a lot of pressure to “ get it right” That said we recently had the opportunity to talk with Sascha Kunze, Broadcast Services Director, MRMC. MRMC was tasked with providing Robotic heads, Nikon cameras, and lenses on the central tower, a most strategic camera position.
The Super Bowl Halftime production is simply like no other. Imagine taking most of your tried and true production practices and chucking them out the window. You know, things like days to set up, rehearse, tweak cameras and lighting and all of those good “normal” practices that you have done for years.
One of my favorite things about working in this industry is having the opportunity to talk so many really talented people. In our ProductionHUB exclusive series The Directors, we’ll bring you behind the scenes to find out about the styles, techniques, and equipment that are shaping the future of film and television production today.
Netflix’s Dick Johnson Is Dead explores the complex emotions we feel as our loved ones grow old in a highly imaginative and cathartic story of a daughter’s love for her father as he nears the end of his life. Award-winning filmmaker and director Kirsten Johnson celebrates her father in this bittersweet tribute as a way for them to both cope with the evitable, blending imaginary scenes and real-life events as her and her father experience pain, love and joy.