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John Ellis

John Ellis

Production Designer
Art Director

Location : Staffordshire

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YearJob Title / Type Show Title / Director Production Company
2010Production Designer
Film (Feature)
Saahil Prem
PRBA/Big Boy Productions
2008Production Designer
Film (Feature)
A Boy Called Dad
Brian Percival
Made Up North
2007Production Designer
Film (Docu)
The Lost World Of The Raj
David Symonds

2006Production Designer
Film (Feature)
Almost Adult
Yusef Khan

Parallax Films
2006Production Designer
Film (Feature)
Mischief Night
Penny Woolcock

Company Pictures/Film Four/Screen Yorkshire
2003Production Designer
Film (Feature)
The Death Of Klinghoffer
Penny Woolcock
Blast Films/Ch4
1997Production Designer
Film (Feature)
Macbeth On The Estate
Penny Woolcock



college1980, BA (hons) Theatre Design
Theatre School, Birmingham
About me
John 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
Penny Woolock, writer/director 07940 006 124

Brian Percival, director 07768 934 481

Abi Bach, producer 07979 597522
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Primary Job CategoryProduction Designer
Secondary Job CategoryArt Director
Years in industry6 years +
Job CategoryArt Director, Production Designer
Experienced inArts, Childrens, Comedy, Commercials, Cookery, Corporate, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, ENG/Outside Broadcast, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Live Daytime, Live TV, Magazine, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Quiz/Gameshow, Reality TV, Television, Youth TV
LicensesStandard Driving (PLG)
Interested inArts, Childrens, Comedy, Commercials, Cookery, Corporate, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Live Daytime, Live TV, Magazine, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Quiz / Gameshow, Reality TV, Television, Youth TV
DBS checkedYes
Languages SpokenEnglish
Organisation MembershipBECTU