PRODUCTION DESIGNER + ART DIRECTOR
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London / Essex based
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BERLINALE TALENTS 2022 - PRODUCTION DESIGNER/ ART DIRECTOR

MEMBERSHIPS 

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


AWARDS

BRITISH FILM DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS 2021/22 - Nominee - Best Short Film Production Design - Her Majesty + Pops
LONDON INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL 2021 - Winner - Best Production Design - THE (UN)HOLY TRINITY
PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL INDIE FILM FESTIVAL 2021 - Nominee - Best Production Design - Her Majesty
BRITISH FILM DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS 2019/ 20 - Nominee - Best Short Film Production Design - Lola 2019 + Affection 2020
LONG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPO 2019 - Winner - Best Production Design - Mea Culpa


FEATURE FILM

MY HAPPY ENDING, 2021 Designer. Arad Sawat /  Dir. Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon  / Prod. Daisy Allsop, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler  / ART DIRECTOR in post production
DAEMON MIND, 2021 / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
THE GROUP, 2021  / Dir. Will Higo / Prod. Talia Burrows / Final Boss Pictures + Special Treats / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
MARTYRS LANE, 2020 / Dir. Ruth Platt / Prod. Katie Hodgkins / Designer. Gini Godwin / BFI + Ipso Facto / ADDITIONAL ART DIRECTOR
WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE ATTACK, 2020 / Dir. Junaid Syed / Prod. Hayley Medwell / Lola Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
THE POWER,
2019 / Dir. Corinna Faith / Prod. Rob Watson, Matthew Wilkinson / Designer. Francesca Massariol / BFI + Stigma Films  / ADDITIONAL ART DIRECTOR


TV DRAMA

TREASON, 2021 Designer. Catrin Meredydd / SAD. Fabrice Spelta / Prod. Foz Allan/ NETFLIX / ART DIRECTOR in production
LANDSCAPERS, 2021 Designer. Cristina Casali / SAD. Fabrice Spelta / Dir. Will Sharpe / Prod. Katie Carpenter / HBO, SKY, Sister Pictures / ART DIRECTOR
THE BIRTH OF DANIEL F. HARRIS, 2021 Designer. Alexandra Toomey / Clerkenwell Film, Channel 4 / ADDITIONAL ART DIRECTOR in post production
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR
2018 / Designer. Keith Dunne / BBC / ART DIRECTOR


SELECTED SHORT FILMS

DREAM BIG, 2022 / Dir. Pip Swallow / Prod. Georgina French / BFI Network / PRODUCTION DESIGNER in post production
POPS, 2021 / Dir. Lewis Rose / Prod. Chris Hees / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (Oscar Qual) 2021 - Premiere, Indy International Shorts Festival 2021 (Oscar Qual) - Official Selection
BACH IS BLUE, 2021 / Dir. Sophie Kenny / Prod. Jasmin Morrison / PRODUCTION DESIGNER Berlin Flash Film Festival June 2021 - Winner - Best Experimental, Lattitude Music and Arts Festival 2021, New York Flash Film Festival June 2021 - Finalist
HER MAJESTY, 2020 / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / Prod. Carmela Corbett / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
LA Shorts (Oscar Qual) 2021, PIIFF 2021 - Best Production Design honorable mention
THE HONEY MAKERS, 2019 / Dir. Jeneffa Soldatic / Prod. Jo Farrugia / Screaming Violet Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER LA Shorts (Oscar Qual) 2021, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival 2020 -Winner - Best Short, Amnesty International Film Festival 2021, Global Impact Festival 2020, Manchester Film Festival (BIFA Qual) 2021 ALL THAT GLITTERS, 2020 / Dir.+Prod. Dan Bronzite / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
AFFECTION, 2019 / Dir. Simon Green / Prod. Katie Crook / BFI NETWORK / PRODUCTION DESIGNER Nominee - Best Design for a Short Film - BFDG Award 2021, Leeds International Film Festival 2020
PENNYWORT 2019 / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / Prod. Claire Pearce / BFI NETWORK / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Bolton International Film Festival (Bafta Qual) 2021
MEA CULPA 2018 / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions / PRODUCTION DESIGNER Long Island International Film Expo 2019 - Winner - Best Art Direction
LOLA 2018 / Dir. Alexander Vlahos / Prod. Robyn Fox / I Firefly / PRODUCTION DESIGNER BFDG Award 2021 - Nominee - Best Design for a Short Film, Vimeo Staff Pick, Norwich Film Festival (Bafta Qual) 2020
DEAR FRIENDS & FAMILY 2018 / Dir. Barbara Toschi / Prod. Lucia Reig  / PRODUCTION DESIGNER Olympus Film Festival  2019 Winner, Best International Short,  Underwire Festival 2019
GOLEM 2018 / Dir. Silas Elliot / Prod. Maya Ellis / PRODUCTION DESIGNER *Winner Best Short - Earls Court Film Festival *
BREATHE 2017 / Dir. Louise Cooke / Prod. Andrew Oldbury / Film London / PRODUCTION DESIGNER London Short Film Festival 2019
O’ CHRISTMAS TREE 2018 / Dir. Laura Degnan / Prod. Lennard Ortman / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
THE LONELY SHORE 2018 / Dir. Laura Degnan / Prod. Tom Dexter, Alana O’Neil / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
BODY SLAM 2017 / Dir. Johnny Kenton / Prod. Emma Clarke, Alex McArdle / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER



COMMERCIAL

VIRGIN MEDIA - FASTER BRINGS US CLOSER 2021 / Designer. Fiona Crombie / Academy Films / CONCEPT ARTIST
GORDON’S GIN - CHRISTMAS HACKS WITH JLS 2020/ Dir. Oli Bloor / Cake. HAVAS + Meldrum Dent / ART DIRECTOR/ PROPS STYLIST
CHELSEA FC - AWAY KIT KINGS ROAD 2019 / Designer. Francesca Massariol /  The Midnight Club ART ASSISTANT
GUSTO TELECOM - POWER TO THE PEOPLE 2018 / Dir. Nour Wazzi / Finished Films / PRODUCTION DESIGNER 
CENTRE POINT - THE HUMAN FLESH 2017 /Dir.  John Higgins / NFTS, Kodak / PRODUCTION DESIGNER  *Winner of 2 Kodak awards, nominated for a British Arrow 2018*
JIGSAW - 24 MOMENTS OF TRUTH 2017 / Dir. Roland Kennedy / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER  *Silver winner Clio Awards, nominated for a British Arrow 2018*
ODEON - LIMITLESS 2017 /Dir.  Meg Campbell / NFTS / PRODUCTION DESIGNER  


ART & INSTALLATION 

THE (UN) HOLY TRINITY 2020 / Dir. Laura Jean Healey / S[edition] for International Womens Day 2020 / ART DIRECTOR *Winner YICCA Art Prize 2021*
FUTURE UTOPIAS 2019 / 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 2020 / Dir. Sheryl Hill / Arts Council England R&D+ Born Free / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER
CONTINUITY 2017 / 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 2017 / Dir. Sheryl Hill / Arts Council England + Young Vic R&D / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER 
THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE 2017 / Dir. Dan Phillips / The Park Theatre / SET DESIGNER
★★★★ - London Theatre 1 - “Fascinating and compelling in equal measure”
LIVER IN A BED
2018 / Dir. Ainslie Matterson / Wellcome Trust + E15 / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER
MODERN LOVE 2016 / Dir. Emilly Renee Warren / Et Cetera + Pleasance Theatre / SET + COSTUME DESIGNER


MENTORING + OUTREACH

MICRO SHORT FILMS / CO FOUNDER Ongoing / https://microshortfilms.com/
BFI FILM ACADEMY Ongoing / BAFTA + BFI / ALUMNI MENTOR
BFI FILM ACADEMY Ongoing / Signal Film and Media / PRODUCTION DESIGN MENTOR + PROJECT PRODUCER
STEPPING UP TO ART DIRECTOR 2020 / Signal Film + Media, Screen Skills / COURSE DESIGNER
PLAY IN A DAY 2018 / National Theatre / SET DESIGN MENTOR
PAULINE QUIRKE ACADEMY /2018 / PRODUCTION DESIGN MENTOR
SIGNAL FILM AND MEDIA / Film + Digital Art Charity / PROJECT PRODUCER 2009 - 2015


TRAINING AND EDUCATION

ART DIRECTING WITH FLEUR WHITLOCK / London Film School 2021
PRODUCTION DESIGN WORKSHOP /
Fest Film Lab Amsterdam with Allan Starski 2020
VECTORWORKS 3D / British Film Designers Guild 2020
SCENIC PAINTING / DAP Studios with James Rowse 2020
SCREENSKILLS MENTOR PROGRAMME / Fleur Whitlock 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


OTHER STRINGS TO MY BOW

MICRO SHORT FILMS / Co-Founder / https://microshortfilms.com/
TWO BREWERS PUB + VENUE / Co-Director / https://twobrewerschelmsford.com/



May Davies


Production Design
+ Art Direction

FILM & TV DRAMA
mayjdavies@gmail.com