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

PRODUCTION DESIGNER THE GROUP, 2022  / Dir. Will Higo / Prod. Talia Burrows / Final Boss Pictures + Special Treats / FrightFest 2022, Dead Northern horror and fantasy Film Festival 2022
SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR THE CRITIC, 2022 Designer. Lucienne Suren /  Dir. Anand Tucker  / Prod. Jolyon Symmonds / in post production
SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR MY HAPPY ENDING,
2021
Designer. Arad Sawat /  Dir. Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon  / Prod. Daisy Allsop, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler  / in post production
PRODUCTION DESIGNER  DAEMON MIND, 2021 / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions / in post production
PRODUCTION DESIGNER WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE ATTACK, 2020 / Dir. Junaid Syed / Prod. Hayley Medwell / Lola Productions / Semi Finalist at Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (Oscar Qual) 2022
ART DIRECTOR MARTYRS LANE, 2020 / Dir. Ruth Platt / Prod. Katie Hodgkins / Designer. Gini Godwin / BFI + Ipso Facto / Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021
ART DIRECTOR  THE POWER,
2019 / Dir. Corinna Faith / Prod. Rob Watson, Matthew Wilkinson / Designer. Francesca Massariol / BFI + Stigma Films  / SHUDDER 

TV DRAMA

ART DIRECTOR LANDSCAPERS, 2021 Designer. Cristina Casali / SAD. Fabrice Spelta / Dir. Will Sharpe / Prod. Katie Carpenter / HBO, SKY, Sister Pictures / TV Bafta 2022 - Winner - Production Design
ART DIRECTOR TREASON, 2021 Designer. Catrin Meredydd / SAD. Fabrice Spelta / Prod. Foz Allan/ NETFLIX /  in post production
ART DIRECTOR SOMEWHERE BOY, 2021 Designer. Alexandra Toomey / Clerkenwell Film, Channel 4 /in post production
ART DIRECTOR THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR
2018 / Designer. Keith Dunne / BBC /


SELECTED SHORT FILMS

PRODUCTION DESIGNER DREAM BIG, 2022 / Dir. Pip Swallow / Prod. Georgina French / BFI Network /  Norwich Film Festival (BIFA and BAFTA qualifying) 2022 - Official Selection
PRODUCTION DESIGNER POPS, 2021
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (Oscar Qual) 2021 - Premiere, Indy International Shorts Festival 2021 (Oscar Qual) - Official Selection
PRODUCTION DESIGNER 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
PRODUCTION DESIGNER HER MAJESTY, 2020 / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / Prod. Carmela Corbett /
LA Shorts (Oscar Qual) 2021, PIIFF 2021 - Best Production Design honorable mention
PRODUCTION DESIGNER 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
PRODUCTION DESIGNER ALL THAT GLITTERS, 2020 / Dir.+Prod. Dan Bronzite / 
PRODUCTION DESIGNER 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
PRODUCTION DESIGNER PENNYWORT 2019 / Dir. Rebekah Fortune / Prod. Claire Pearce / BFI NETWORK / 
Bolton International Film Festival (Bafta Qual) 2021
PRODUCTION DESIGNER MEA CULPA 2018 / Dir. Jason Fite / Prod. Barbara Toschi / Peracals Productions / Long Island International Film Expo 2019 - Winner - Best Art Direction
PRODUCTION DESIGNER 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
PRODUCTION DESIGNER DEAR FRIENDS & FAMILY 2018 / Dir. Barbara Toschi / Prod. Lucia Reig  / Olympus Film Festival  2019 Winner, Best International Short,  Underwire Festival 2019
PRODUCTION DESIGNER GOLEM 2018 / Dir. Silas Elliot / Prod. Maya Ellis / Winner Best Short - Earls Court Film Festival PRODUCTION DESIGNER BREATHE 2017 / Dir. Louise Cooke / Prod. Andrew Oldbury / Film London / London Short Film Festival 2019
PRODUCTION DESIGNER 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 /



COMMERCIAL

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


ART & INSTALLATION 

ART DIRECTOR THE (UN) HOLY TRINITY 2020 / Dir. Laura Jean Healey / S[edition] for International Womens Day 2020 /  Winner YICCA Art Prize 2021
CO DESIGNER 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 designPerformed in Prague, June 2019 and Installed in the V&A
 

LIVE PERFORMANCE

SET + COSTUME DESIGNER PANGOLIN 2020 / 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

SET + COSTUME DESIGNER  SHERYL TALKS OBESITY 2017 / Dir. Sheryl Hill / Arts Council England + Young Vic R&D /
SET DESIGNER THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE 2017 / Dir. Dan Phillips / The Park Theatre /
★★★★ - London Theatre 1 - “Fascinating and compelling in equal measure”
SET + COSTUME DESIGNER 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 / 


MENTORING + OUTREACH

CO FOUNDER  MICRO SHORT FILMS / Ongoing / https://microshortfilms.com/
ALUMNI MENTOR BFI FILM ACADEMY Ongoing / BAFTA + BFI /
PRODUCTION DESIGN MENTOR + PROJECT PRODUCER BFI FILM ACADEMY Ongoing / 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 QUIRKE ACADEMY /2018 / 
PROJECT PRODUCER SIGNAL FILM AND MEDIA / Film + Digital Art Charity / 2009 - 2015


TRAINING AND EDUCATION

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 / https://microshortfilms.com/
TWO BREWERS PUB + VENUE / Co-Director / https://twobrewerschelmsford.com/



May Davies


Production Design
+ Art Direction

FILM & TV DRAMA
mayjdavies@gmail.com