PRODUCTION DESIGNER + ART DIRECTOR
IMDB
London based
mayjdavies@gmail.com

Berlinale Talents Production Design Studio Alumni 2022

MEMBERSHIPS 

Production Designers Collective (PDC)
British Film Designers Guild (BFDG)
BAFTA Connect
British Society of Theatre Designers (SBTD)

AWARDS

BFDG 2022/23 - Nominee - Best Short Film Production Design - Dream Big
Brighton Rock Festival 2022 -  Winner - Best Mise-en-Scene - All That Glitters
BFDG 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
BFDG 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 - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
with festival highlights

WITCHES Feature Doc / Dir. Elizabeth Sankey / Prod. Manon Ardisson, Chiara Ventura / MUBI. 
Tribeca Official Selection 2024.
BFI and British Council at Cannes Great 8 Showcase 2024.
MUBI release 2025

THE BUCKINGHAM MURDERS / Dir. Hansal Mehta / Prod. Kuban Kassam / Balaji Motion Picture / 
BFI London Film Festival Official Selection 2023.
Mumbai Film Festival 2023 Opening Film
Theatrical Release August 2024

THE GROUP / Dir. Will Higo / Prod. Talia Burrows / Final Boss Pictures + Special Treats /
FrightFest 2022 
Dead Northern horror and fantasy Film Festival 2022.
USA Release Jan 2024.

DAEMON MIND / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions /
Limited Theatrical Release August 2024


FEATURE FILM + TV DRAMA - AS ART DIRECTOR
with festival highlights

HAVEN GREEN 702 2024 (as supervising art director) Designer. Cristina Casali /  Prod. Russell McLean
SURFACE S2 2024 (as senior art director) Designer. Catrin Meredydd / SAD. Fabrice Spelta
THE CRITIC 2022 (as supervising art director) Designer. Lucienne Suren /  Dir. Anand Tucker  / Prod. Jolyon Symmonds /
Toronto International Film Festival | Special Presentations 2023
MY HAPPY ENDING
2022
(as supervising art director) Designer. Arad Sawat /  Dir. Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon  / Prod. Daisy Allsop, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler
TREASON 2022 Designer. Catrin Meredydd / SAD. Fabrice Spelta / Prod. Foz Allan/ NETFLIX
SOMEWHERE BOY 2021 Designer. Alexandra Toomey / Clerkenwell Film, Channel 4
LANDSCAPERS 2021 Designer. Cristina Casali / SAD. Fabrice Spelta / Dir. Will Sharpe / Prod. Katie Carpenter / HBO, SKY, Sister Pictures /

TV Bafta 2022 - Winner - Production Design
MARTYRS LANE 2020 / Dir. Ruth Platt / Prod. Katie Hodgkins / Designer. Gini Godwin / BFI + Ipso Facto /
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021
THE POWER
2019 / Dir. Corinna Faith / Prod. Rob Watson, Matthew Wilkinson / Designer. Francesca Massariol / BFI + Stigma Films  / SHUDDER
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR
2018 / Designer. Keith Dunne / BBC 

SELECTED SHORT FILMS - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
with festival highlights

OUT OF THE GREY 2023 / Dir. Marta Baidek / Prod. George Fox
LA Shorts (Oscar Qual) 2023

CUT 2023 / Dir. Youness Banali / Prod. Sophie Stacey
DREAM BIG 2022 / Dir. Pip Swallow / Prod. Georgina French / BFI Network /
Norwich Film Festival (BIFA and BAFTA qualifying) 2022 - Official Selection

BACH IS BLUE 2021 / Dir. Sophie Kenny / Prod. Jasmin Morrison /
Berlin Flash Film Festival June 2021 - Winner - Best Experimental,
Lattitude Music and Arts Festival 2021,
New York Flash Film Festival June 2021 - Finalist

POPS 2021 / Dir. Lewis Rose / Prod. Chris Hees / Salaud Morisset /
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (Oscar Qual) 2021 - Premiere,
Indy International Shorts Festival 2021 (Oscar Qual) - Official Selection

HER MAJESTY 2020 / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / Prod. Carmela Corbett /
LA Shorts (Oscar Qual) 2021, PIIFF 2021 - Best Production Design honorable mention
ALL THAT GLITTERS 2020 / Dir.+Prod. Dan Bronzite /
THE HONEY MAKERS 2019 / Dir. Jeneffa Soldatic / Prod. Jo Farrugia / Screaming Violet Productions /
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
 
AFFECTION 2019 / Dir. Simon Green / Prod. Katie Crook / BFI NETWORK /
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 / 
Bolton International Film Festival (Bafta Qual) 2021
MEA CULPA 2018 / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions /
Long Island International Film Expo 2019 - Winner - Best Art Direction
LOLA 2018 / Dir. Alexander Vlahos / Prod. Robyn Fox / I Firefly /
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  /
Olympus Film Festival  2019 - Winner - Best International Short, 
Underwire Festival 2019

GOLEM 2018 / Dir. Silas Elliot / Prod. Maya Ellis /
Winner Best Short - Earls Court Film Festival
BREATHE
2017 / Dir. Louise Cooke / Prod. Andrew Oldbury / Film London /
London Short Film Festival 2019
O’ CHRISTMAS TREE 2018 / Dir. Laura Degnan / Prod. Lennard Ortman / NFTS /
THE LONELY SHORE 2018 / Dir. Laura Degnan / Prod. Tom Dexter, Alana O’Neil / NFTS /
BODY SLAM 2017 / Dir. Johnny Kenton / Prod. Emma Clarke, Alex McArdle / NFTS /


BRANDED + PROMO

P3 X SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS 2024 / Production Designer / P3 Maine
VIRGIN MEDIA - FASTER BRINGS US CLOSER 2021 / Concept Artist / Designer. Fiona Crombie / Academy Films
GORDON’S GIN - CHRISTMAS HACKS WITH JLS 2020 / Art Director / Dir. Oli Bloor / Cake. HAVAS + Meldrum Dent  
CHELSEA FC - AWAY KIT KINGS ROAD 2019 / Art Director / Designer. Francesca Massariol /  The Midnight Club
GUSTO TELECOM - POWER TO THE PEOPLE 2018 / Production Designer/ Dir. Nour Wazzi / Finished Films /
CENTRE POINT - THE HUMAN FLESH 2017 / Production Designer / Dir.  John Higgins / NFTS, Kodak /
Winner of 2 Kodak awards, nominated for a British Arrow 2018
JIGSAW - 24 MOMENTS OF TRUTH 2017 / Production Designer / Dir. Roland Kennedy / NFTS /
Silver winner Clio Awards, nominated for a British Arrow 2018
ODEON - LIMITLESS 2018 / Production Designer/ Dir.  Meg Campbell / NFTS / 


INSTALLATION & EVENTS

HELLO STRANGER CO DESIGNER-CURATOR 2023 / Exhibition at the Mercury Theatre Colchester as part of the Society of British Theatre Designers UK entry to the Prague Quadrennial of performance design
THE (UN) HOLY TRINITY PRODUCTION DESIGNER / 2020 / Dir. Laura Jean Healey / S[edition] for International Womens Day /
Winner YICCA Art Prize 2021
FUTURE UTOPIAS CO-DESIGNER / 2019 / Performance + Installation with 9 emerging designers as part of the Society of British Theatre Designers UK entry to the Prague Quadrennial of performance design
Performed in Prague, June 2019 and Installed in the V&A


LIVE PERFORMANCE

PANGOLIN 2020 / Set + Costume Designer / Dir. Sheryl Hill / Arts Council England R&D+ Born Free / 
SET + COSTUME DESIGNER CONTINUITY 2017 / Dir. Shame Dempsey / Finborough Theatre / 

★★★★★ - 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 / Set + Costume Designer / Dir. Sheryl Hill / Arts Council England + Young Vic R&D /
THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE 2017 / Set Designer / Dir. Dan Phillips / The Park Theatre /

★★★★ - London Theatre 1 - “Fascinating and compelling in equal measure” 
LIVER IN A BED
2018 / Set + Costume Designer / Dir. Ainslie Matterson / Wellcome Trust + E15 /
MODERN LOVE 2016
/ Set + Costume Designer / Dir. Emilly Renee Warren / Et Cetera + Pleasance Theatre / 

EDUCATOR, MENTORING + OUTREACH

PANEL MODERATOR Berlinale PDC Talents Workshop 2024
UAL INDUSTRY MENTOR London College of Communication 2024
EVENTS ORGANISER (UK) International Production Design Week 2023
PRODUCTION DESIGN TUTOR (1 Term Guest Cover) Ravensbourne University 2023/24
PRODUCTION DESIGN ROUNDTABLE SPEAKER BAFTA x BFI Film Academy 2023
PRODUCTION DESIGNERS UNITED PANELIST PDC The Gathering 2022
CO FOUNDER Micro Short Films 2020
ALUMNI MENTOR BAFTA x BFI Film Academy 2021
PRODUCTION DESIGN MENTOR + PROJECT PRODUCER BFI Film Academy 2012-present / Signal Film and Media
COURSE DESIGNER ‘Stepping up to Art Director’ 2020 / Signal Film + Media, Screen Skills
SET DESIGN MENTOR PLAY IN A DAY 2018 / National Theatre 
PRODUCTION DESIGN MENTOR Pauline Quirk Academy /2018
PROJECT PRODUCER Signal Film + Media / Film + Digital Art Charity / 2009 - 2015

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

PAINTING | MATERIALS & PERCEPTION / Slade Summer School 2023
BERLINALE TALENTS PRODUCTION DESIGN STUDIO / Berlinale Film Festival 2022
PRODUCTION DESIGN MASTERCLASS / Fest Film Lab Amsterdam with Allan Starski 2020
ART DIRECTING MASTERCLASSES / London Film School with Fleur Whitclock 2020
VECTORWORKS 3D / British Film Designers Guild 2020
SCENIC PAINTING / DAP Studios with James Rowse 2020
SCREENSKILLS MENTOR PROGRAMME / Fleur Whitlock 2020, Talking Point 2018
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 2020 /
TWO BREWERS PUB + VENUE / Co-Director / https://twobrewerschelmsford.com/



May Davies


Production Design
+ Art Direction

mayjdavies@gmail.com