APDG honours ‘Hotel Mumbai’, ‘Judy & Punch’ and ‘Danger Close’

Steven Jones-Evans with Rod Allan, CEO Docklands Studios.

Hotel Mumbai received the accolade for best feature film production design at the 2019 Australian Production Design Guild Awards held at Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood, on Sunday night.

The other feature film honorees were Judy & Punch, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, Aquaman and Ladies in Black.

The winners in the TV categories were Tidelands, A Place to Call Home season 6 and Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.

The Twist won the screen animation design prize at the show compered by Adam Elliot, the Academy Award winning creator of Harvie Krumpet.

Grant Slotboom, construction manager of Illusions, was presented with the Canal Road Film Centre Artisan Award for Lifetime Achievement for Screen.

The 2019 APDG Award winners in the screen categories:

AFTRS Award for Student and Emerging Designer for Screen

Sweet Tooth

Emma Bourke, Production Designer
Sabina Myers, Costume Designer
Barry Jarrot, Art Director

Title Design – Sponsored by Design Awards

TEDx: Legacy

Scott Geersen, Title Design Director
Substance, 3D / Cinematography
Joseph Morris, Editor
Michael Yezerski, Original Music Composition
Dave Robertson, Sound Design

WYSIWYG 3D Award for Visual Effects Design


Josh Simmonds, VFX Supervisor

Animation Design for screen

The Twist

Broken Yellow
Mario Lendvai, Art Director and Master Illustrator
Vanessa St Pier, Motion Designer and Animator

ACS Award for Concept Design Visualisation


Bowen Ellames, Concept Artist

M.A.C Cosmetics Award for Make-up and Hair Design: for film, television or live performance

Danger Close – The Battle of Long Tan

Tess Natoli, Make-up, Hair and Make-up Effects Designer
Sean Genders, Key Make-up Effects
Anita Morgan, Key Make-up and Hair

Hero Frock Hire Award for Costume Design for a feature film

Judy & Punch

Edie Kurzer APDG, Costume Designer

Lisa Mann Creative Management Award for Costume Design on a television production or web series

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

Maria Pattison, Costume Designer

Photoplay Award for Design for a commercial

Enter Asahi

Michael Iacono, Production Designer
Joanna Mae Park, Costume Designer

Docklands Studios Melbourne Award for Set Decoration for a feature film or television

Ladies in Black

Katie Sharrock, Set Decorator
Felicity Abbott APDG, Production Designer
Sophie Nash, Art Director
Joanna Pullen, Property Master
Tania Einberg, Senior Buyer Dresser

New York Film Academy Australia Award for Production Design for a television drama or web series

A Place to Call Home, Series 6

Fiona Donovan APDG, Production Designer
Diana Robertson, Set Decorator

AFTRS Award for Design for a short film or music clip

The Egg

Jacqui Schofield, Production Designer
Merryn Schofield, Set Decorator

Docklands Studios Melbourne Award for Production Design for a feature film

Hotel Mumbai

Steven Jones-Evans APDG, Production Designer
Nicki Gardiner APDG, Set Decorator
Marita Musset, Art Director
Dilip Moore, Art Director

Canal Road Film Centre Artisan Award for Lifetime Achievement for Screen

Grant Slotboom

Construction Manager, Illusions

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