PRODUCTION DESIGNER + ART DIRECTOR
mayjdavies@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIPS 

BRITISH FILM DESIGNERS GUILD
BFI NETWORK x BAFTA CREW
PRODUCTION DESIGNERS COLLECTIVE 
BRITISH SOCIETY THEATRE DESIGNERS



FEATURE FILM

DAEMON MIND / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
THE GROUP / Dir. Will Higo / Prod. Talia Burrows / Final Boss Pictures + Special Treats / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
MARTYRS LANE / Dir. Ruth Platt / Prod. Katie Hodgkins / Designer. Gini Godwin / BFI + Ipso Facto / ART DIRECTOR (PUs) + STANDBY ART DIRECTOR in post production
WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE ATTACK / Dir. Junaid Syed / Prod. Hayley Medwell / Lola Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
THE POWER 
/ Dir. Corinna Faith / Prod. Rob Watson, Matthew Wilkinson / Designer. Francesca Massariol / BFI + Stigma Films  / ART DIRECTOR (PUs) + ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR
FARMING / Designer. Miren Maranon / HanWay Films / ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR
CALIBRE / Dir. Matt Palmer / Prod. Anna Griffin, Al Clark / Designer. Miren Maranon / Wellington Films / ART DEPT ASSISTANT
SWALLOWS & AMAZONS / Prop Master. Muffin Green / Harbour Pictures / DRESSING PROPS


TV

LANDSCAPERS / Dir. Will Sharpe / Prod. Katie Carpenter / Designer. Cristina Casali, SAD. Fabrice Spelta / HBO, SKY, Sister Pictures / ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR
/ Designer. Keith Dunne / BBC / ART DIRECTOR
WHAT WOULD YOUR KID DO / Designer. Owen Gundry / ITV / ART DIRECTOR
THE BISEXUAL / Dir. Desiree Akhavan / Prod. Katie Carpenter / Designer. Miren Maranon / STANDBY ART DIRECTOR (1ep) DRESSING PROPS (5eps)
STATH LETS FLATS / Designer. Richard Drew / STANDBY ART DIRECTOR (1ep)
PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING / Designer. Simon Walker / BBC3 / ART DEPT ASSISTANT
SAFE HOUSE / Designer. Cristina Casali / ITV / STANDBY PROPS (1ep)


SHORT FILMS

BACH IS BLUE / Dir. Sophie Kenny / Prod. Jasmin Morrison / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
HER MAJESTY / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / Prod. Carmela Corbett / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
POPS / Dir. Lewis Rose / Prod. Chris Hees / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
ALL THAT GLITTERS / Dir. Dan Bronzite / Prod. Jess Gardener / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
PENNYWORT / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / Prod. Claire Pearce / BFI NETWORK / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
AFFECTION / Dir. Simon Green / Prod. Katie Crook / BFI NETWORK / PRODUCTION DESIGNER *Nominee - Best Design for a Short Film - BFDG Award - Leeds International Film Festival 2020*
MEA CULPA / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER *Winner - Best Art Direction - Long Island International Film Expo*
THE HONEY MAKERS / Dir. Jeneffa Soldatic / Prod. Jo Farrugia / Screaming Violet Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
LOLA
/ Dir. Alexander Vlahos / Prod. Robyn Fox / I Firefly / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
*Nominee - Best Design for a Short Film - BFDG Award*
THE INVISIBLE MIRROR / Dir. Luigi Rizzo / Prod. Jeff Schell  / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
IMMUNE / Dir. Robert Macfarlane / Prod. Mo Wani, Lesley-Anne Macfarlane / Farlane Media / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
A DROP OF AMBITION / Dir. + Prod. Deli Segal + Emma Attwood / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
THE GREY ROOM / Dir. Dan De’ath / Prod. Billy Herring / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
DEAR FRIENDS & FAMILY / Dir. Barbara Toschi / Prod. Lucia Reig  / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
*Olympus Film Festival  - Winner, Best International Short -  2019 Underwire Festival 2019*
MY HERO / Dir. Mac Montero / Prod. Laura Evans / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
GOLEM / Dir. Silas Elliot / Prod. Maya Ellis / PRODUCTION DESIGNER *Earls Court Film Festival - Winner Best Short*
WEST / Dir. Tiana Linden / Prod. Amy Baty / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
BREATHE
/ Dir. Louise Cooke / Prod. Andrew Oldbury / Film London / PRODUCTION DESIGNER *London Short Film Festival – 2019*
PASSENGER / Dir. Roland Kennedy / Prod. Miranda Ballesteros / BBC Films / STANDBY ART DIRECTOR
BODY SLAM / Dir. Johnny Kenton / Prod. Emma Clarke, Alex McArdle / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
O’ CHRISTMAS TREE / Dir. Laura Degnan / Prod. Lennard Ortman / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
THE LONELY SHORE / Dir. Laura Degnan / Prod. Tom Dexter, Alana O’Neil / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
ANNABEL LEE / Dir.  Amy Coop / Prod. David Wade, Nathaniel Parker / Pull Yourself Together / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
THE MAYFLOWER / Designer David Tinto / NFTS / SCENIC PAINTER
BELONGING / Dir. Rory Bentley / Prod. Elizabeth Middeton, Fred Deedes / Other Gemini Pictures / ART DIRECTOR *Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 • Cork Film Festival 2019 • British Shorts Berlin 2019*
LATE / Dir. Robyn Fox / Prod. Ollie Watts / ART DIRECTOR
CHANCE /  Dir.  Jo Carter / Prod. Georgia Ball / Creative England iShort / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
THE GAS MAN / Dir. Matt Palmer / Prod. Anna Griffin + Al Clark / Wellington Films / ART DIRECTOR
OUR ORDERED LIVES / Dir. Christine Entwhistle / STANDBY PROPS
JUST BEFORE DAWN / Dir. Loren Slater / Prod. Jessica Levick / UK Film Council Digi Short / ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT


COMMERCIAL

VIRGIN MEDIA - FASTER BRINGS US CLOSER / Designer. Fiona Crombie / Academy Films / ART ASSISTANT
GORDON’S GIN - CHRISTMAS HACKS WITH JLS/ Dir.  Oli Bloor / Cake. HAVAS + Meldrum Dent / ART DIRECTOR 
CHELSEA FC - AWAY KIT KINGS ROAD / Designer. Francesca Massariol /  The Midnight Club / ART ASSISTANT
GUSTO TELECOM - POWER TO THE PEOPLE / Dir. Nour Wazzi / Finished Films / PRODUCTION DESIGNER 
CENTRE POINT - THE HUMAN FLESH / Dir.  John Higgins / NFTS, Kodak / PRODUCTION DESIGNER  *Winner of 2 Kodak awards, nominated for a British Arrow 2018*
JIGSAW - 24 MOMENTS OF TRUTH / Dir. Roland Kennedy / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER  *Silver winner Clio Awards, nominated for a British Arrow 2018*
ODEON - LIMITLESS /Dir.  Meg Campbell / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER  


ART & INSTALLATION 

THE (UN) HOLY TRINITY /. Dir. Laura Jean Healey / S[edition] for International Womens Day 2020 / ART DIRECTOR *Winner YICCA Art Prize 2021*
FUTURE UTOPIAS Co-designed performance/ installation with 9 emerging designers as part of the Society of British Theatre Designers UK entry to the Prague Quadrennial of performance design. CO DESIGNERPerformed in Prague, June 2019 and Installed in the V&A
 

LIVE PERFORMANCE

PANGOLIN / Dir. Sheryl Hill / Arts Council England R&D+ Born Free / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER
CONTINUITY
/ Dir. Shame Dempsey / Finborough Theatre / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER★★★★★ - Morning Star
"ONE superb actor, two chairs and a script with immeasurable depth."
★★★★ - The Guardian “ A gripping study of Irish republican terror“
★★★★ - London Theatre 1 “intelligent, engaging, vulnerable”
★★★★ - Prestige2
★★★★ - Everything Theatre "A masterful 1-man performance...thought provoking and heart wrenching"
★★★★ - The Upcoming

SHERYL TALKS OBESITY / Dir. Sheryl Hill / Arts Council England + Young Vic R&D / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER 
THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE / Dir. Dan Phillips / The Park Theatre / SET DESIGNER
★★★★ - London Theatre 1 - “Fascinating and compelling in equal measure”
LIVER IN A BED
/ Dir. Ainslie Matterson / Wellcome Trust + E15 / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER
MODERN LOVE
/ Dir. Emilly Renee Warren / Et Cetera + Pleasance Theatre / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER


MENTORING + OUTREACH

MICRO SHORT FILMS / CO FOUNDER
BFI FILM ACADEMY / BAFTA + BFI / ALUMNI MENTOR
STEPPING UP TO ART DIRECTOR / Signal Film + Media, Screen Skills / COURSE DESIGNER
PLAY IN A DAY / National Theatre / SET DESIGN MENTOR
PAULINE QUIRKE ACADEMY / PRODUCTION DESIGN MENTOR
BFI FILM ACADEMY / Signal Film and Media / PRODUCTION DESIGN MENTOR + PROJECT PRODUCER
SIGNAL FILM AND MEDIA / PROJECT PRODUCER 2009 - 2015


TRAINING AND EDUCATION

SCREENSKILLS MENTOR PROGRAMME / Fleur Whitlock 2020
ART DIRECTING WITH FLEUR WHITLOCK / London Film School 2020
VECTORWORKS 3D / British Film Designers Guild 2020
SCENIC PAINTING / DAP Studios with James Rowse 2020
PRODUCTION DESIGN WORKSHOP / Fest Film Lab Amsterdam with Allan Starski 2020
DESIGNING FOR GREEN SCREEN / Kevin Jenkins / Talking Point 2019
BUDGETING FOR THE ART DEPARTMENT/  with Elly Meyrick / Talking Point 2019
MA THEATRE DESIGN, Distinction / Wimbledon School of Art 2016
HAND DRAUGHTING / David McHenry / London Film School 2012
BA FINE ART / School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University 2007



May Davies


Production Design
+ Art Direction

mayjdavies@gmail.com