Creating environments for this film came from the script's emotional filaments not its context. In Criminal Activities a bad investment deal leads to mob trouble for a group of friends. So it was crucial that the set heightened the sense of anticipation and provided an emotional backdrop for the actors. The trust of the director and actors in this process was truly rewarding
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When building and designing a house from scavenged parts deep in the woods of Ohio, resourcefulness wins the day. Days were spent combing Craigslist, flea markets and building scraps for materials that conveyed spirit of youthful frontierism. The trick was balancing creating multiple conceptual environments for acclaimed talent while dumpster diving.
Despite a limited budget, a modern home was transformed into a multi-generational family home, through new processes and resource expansion. The lack of an art director proved difficult for scheduling but through proactive planning and communication a beatiful vision was achieved.
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Establishing the environmental balance from simple and sweet to dark and vengeful took a deep conceptual exploration. It was also done on a very short timeline. We worked around the clock to create a hospital and police bullpen from scratch; all in the corridors of our production office, during the first week of shooting. The quick creative problem solving and directing a team with a positive attitude helped achieve a fantastic result with limited resources..
The film about New York based husband inherits a house with a dark past so the environment had to be juxtaposed between two different tones. The sets were modern but maintaining a sense of history. This history, comprised of flashbacks of a slaughterhouse, was set against the essence of a high-end technological apartment. Efficiency overcame limited budget by being artistic and tactical in our approach. During the wrap we sold thousands of dollars in a crew sale items using this unique approach we created a distinct vision that informs the story.