On set - The (Un)Holy Trinity


I am a London based production designer making shorts and indie features that screen at festivals all over the world. Recent features include Hansal Mehta’s, The Buckingham Murders, premiering at BFI London Film Festival 2023
, Will Higo’s, The Group, which premiered at Frightfest 2022and Elizabeth Sankey’s latest MUBI feature doc, Witches, currently in post production. I also work as an art director on feature films, The Critic (2023) premiering at Toronto International Film Festival 2023 and TV Drama, Somewhere Boy (2022), and Landscapers (2021) which won a TV BAFTA for best production design.

I have 10+ years experience in community engagement for underrepresented people in the industry through my work at leading film and arts charity, Signal Film and Media in Barrow-in-Furness in my home county. I remain committed to sharing our craft and encouraging new faces into the industry through mentoring (BFI Film Academy, UAL and BAFTA), and by co-organising and participating in events with the British Film Designers Guild and The Production Designer’s Collective. I co-founded Micro Short Films, a covid lockdown project creating opportunities for professional networking by collaborating on super short, collective made drama/ experimental films of 60s-2mins, many of which enjoyed success in the film festival circuit.

After studying a fine art BA at Oxford Brookes School of Arts, and an MA in theatre design at Wimbledon College of Art, installation art and the scenographic process of stage design remains a firm influence for my work in film.

May Davies

Production Design
+ Art Direction