YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany
Saahil PremPRBA/Big Boy Productions
2008A Boy Called Dad
Brian PercivalMade Up North
Film (Docu)The Lost World Of The Raj
2003The Death Of Klinghoffer
Penny WoolcockBlast Films/Ch4
1997Macbeth On The Estate
1980BA (hons) Theatre DesignTheatre School, Birmingham1980, BA (hons) Theatre Design
Theatre School, Birmingham
About meJohn Ellis
A Production Designer, with twenty five years experience designing for Film and TV.
Graduating in Theatre Design and selected to work for the BBC Design Department. I have been freelance for ten years, continuing my design career, including designing five features.
Amongst my career highlights are All Creatures Great And Small, shot in the Yorkshire Dales, studio and location work on several Dickens adaptations, a Millennium concert in Trinidad and Tobago, and The Last Days Of The Raj filmed in India.
I work within a fantastically creative industry delivering a comprehensive range of imaginative and creative settings for Film, Drama, Light Entertainment and Factual Productions, in studio and on location.
As a Head Of Department, I manage people, but have always worked as part of a team. I understand the importance and value of this.
Planning and attention to detail are second nature to me, as is resourcefulness, creative thinking and problem solving. I often work on several projects simultaneously and have developed good organisational skills.
I have a proven record of producing innovative and original designs, on time and on budget.
It has always been part of my remit to acquire and manage external resources necessary to fulfill a brief. I have developed invaluable understanding and knowledge of many diverse suppliers and I always pursue the most appropriate skills.
I believe that my experience places me in a uniquely advantageous position to bring a new dynamic and perspective to any production looking for great design.
For further details see my CV and web site johnellisdesign.com
RefereesPenny Woolock, writer/director 07940 006 124
Brian Percival, director 07768 934 481
Abi Bach, producer 07979 597522
- Primary Job Category
- Production Designer
- Secondary Job Category
- Art Director
- Years in industry
- 6+ years
- Job Category
- Art Director, Production Designer
- Experienced in
- Arts, Childrens, Comedy, Commercials, Competition/Gameshow, Cookery, Corporate, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, ENG/Outside Broadcast, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Live Daytime, Live TV, Magazine, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Reality TV, Television, Youth TV
- Standard Driving (PLG)
- Interested in
- Arts, Childrens, Comedy, Commercials, Competition/Gameshow, Cookery, Corporate, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Live Daytime, Live TV, Magazine, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Reality TV, Television, Youth TV
- DBS checked
- Languages Spoken
- Organisation Membership