APDG awards shortlist announced

The Australian Production Design Guild has announced its shortlist for this years awards for excellence in stage and screen design.    

The announcement:

The Australian Production Design Guild in association with Docklands Studios Melbourne is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2012 Awards for Excellence in Stage and Screen Design

The Australian Production Design Guild’s 2012 Awards for Excellence in Stage and Screen Design will be held on Wednesday 17th October 2012 at Parkview Room, Doltone House Darling Island Wharf from 6.30pm, where the winners across 16 categories will be announced.

“The number of entries was impressive” announced George Liddle, Chair of the APDG Board. With so many quality entrants this year it was difficult for the judges to make a decision.

The APDG Awards is an annual event first held in 2011. It gathers together a myriad of talents and associated production design professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over.

This year, The APDG is delighted to announce Docklands Studios Melbourne (DSM) as the principal sponsor of the 2012 APDG Awards. This is a fitting partnership because studio facilities offer designers a unique environment to realise their vision. DSM CEO Rod Allan said, “It is a natural fit for DSM to be the principal sponsor of the APDG Awards. Our primary goal is to foster an environment where programme-makers can do their best work.”

With the APDG focussing on developing the network of production designers not just in Sydney, but now Melbourne, this is a great opportunity to link together and support respective industries.

The Australian Production Design Guild was established in 2009 as a non-profit organisation committed to:

  • Raising the profile of stage and screen design.
  • Highlighting the creative contribution made by the mise en scène.
  • Drawing attention to professional standards.
  • Encouraging young designers and associated professionals in the industry.
  • Recognising excellence and outstanding achievements through annual awards.
  •  Granting APDG accreditation to outstanding Australian designers.

The 2012 APDG Awards for Excellence in Stage and Screen Design shortlist of nominees are:

The AFTRS 2012 APDG Student Award

  • Lauren O’Flaherty Designer ‘Loot’
  • Sherree Philips Designer ‘Corinna’

The Digistor 2012 APDG Award for Design on a Television Drama

  • Jon Rohde Designer ‘Beaconsfield’
  • Patrick Reardon Designer ‘Underbelly Razor’
  • Robert Perkins Designer ‘Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries’

The Next Printing 2012 APDG Award for Design on a Television Production

  • Christopher Batson Designer ‘The Voice’
  • Christopher Batson Designer ‘Masterchef’
  • Franz Kantor Designer Young Talent Time

The 2012 APDG Award for Design on a Short Film

  • Karen Murphy Designer ‘Cryo’
  • Lauren Rendell Designer ‘1848’

The Photoplay 2012 APDG Award for Design on an Advertisement

  • Annie Beauchamp Designer ‘Commonwealth Bank of Australia’
  • Brent Grayburn Creative Director Smirnoff – ‘Start Pure’
  • Jeff Gaunt Cutting Edge – ‘Jump in. It’s Christmas’

The 2012 APDG Award for Design on an Event

  • Bradley Boyce Designer Emirates MCC Marquee
  • The Electric Canvas Designers City Life as part of Vivid Sydney

The 2012 APDG Award for Costume Design for Stage

  • Jennifer Irwin Costume Designer ’Warumuk’ (Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Australian Ballet)
  • Julie Lynch Designer ‘Spiral’
  • Tess Schofield Designer ‘La Traviata’ – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

The Hero Frock Hire 2012 APDG Award for Costume Design for Screen

  • Joanna Park Designer ‘Wish you were here’
  • Louise Wakefield Designer ‘Underbelly Razor’
  • Marian Boyce Designer ‘Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries’

The MAC AUSTRALIA 2012 APDG Award for Makeup and Prosthetics

Announcement will be made at the event.

The APDG 2012 Award for Drawing

  • George Liddle Artist ‘A Few Best Men’
  • Nasser Samman Artist ‘Think Pink Masquerade Ball’
  • Ross Perkin Artist ‘Wild Boys’

The WYSIWYG 3D 2012 APDG Award for Visual Effect

  • Ron Roberts Cutting Edge Designer ‘Beef giving season’
  • Brent Grayburn Cutting Edge Designer ‘Smirnoff – Start Pure’
  • Bill Mcguire Designer ‘To the last drop’

The Animal Logic 2012 APDG Award for Title Design

  • Meagan Griffiths Designer ‘Pausefest’
  • Scott Geersen Designer ‘Cryo’
  • Zenon Kohler Designer ‘Brisbane International Film Festival’

The 2012 APDG Award for Stage and Screen Craft

Announcement will be made at the event.

The 2012 APDG Award for Design for a Theatre Production

Announcement will be made at the event.

The Docklands Studios Melbourne 2012 APDG Award for Design for a Feature Film

  • Michelle McGahey Designer ‘Killer Elite’
  • Roger Ford Designer ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark’
  • Steven Jones-Evans Designer ‘Burning Man’

The Cameron Creswell Agency 2012 APDG Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design

Announcement will be made at the event.

Source: APDG press release

 

 

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