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Colin Farrell in Martin McDonagh's In Bruges (2008)

BAFTA Masterclass: Production Design with Michael Carlin

7 May 2014

Michael Carlin studied sculpture in Perth and Sydney and practiced as a fine artist before moving to London in the late 1980s to pursue a career in film.  

He worked in various capacities on independent films such as Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Richard Stanley's Dust Devil and Iain Softley's Backbeat, as well as designing music videos and commmercials.  

Michael’s first film as production designer was for David Evans's Fever Pitch, adapted by Nick Hornby and starring Colin Firth. He’s worked on many films since then including Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland; Martin McDonagh's In Bruges for Focus Features starring Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes; Saul Dibb’s The Duchess starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes (for which Michael received an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Art Direction) and The Eagle, his second collaboration with director Kevin Macdonald.  

More recently, Michael has collaborated with Academy Award nominated director Lasse Hallström on Salmon Fishing in the Yemen starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and The Two Faces of January with director Hossein Amini. He has just completed Suite Française with director Saul Dibb.

BAFTA ICA Masterclass Labs are monthly events where innovative talents from the film and television industries share their creative practices with the audience. Sessions are illustrated with clips or other media, and with much time for questions. These masterclass labs give the audience an opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the industries’ exceptional newer talents.

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