John Ellis

Credits

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 1980
    BA (hons) Theatre Design
    Theatre School, Birmingham
    1980, BA (hons) Theatre Design
    Theatre School, Birmingham

About me

John Ellis

Profile

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

Referees

Penny Woolock, writer/director 07940 006 124

Brian Percival, director 07768 934 481

Abi Bach, producer 07979 597522

Skills

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
Licenses
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
Yes
Languages Spoken
English
Organisation Membership
BECTU