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SARAH FINLAY

Production Designer: sarah-finlay.com

Features include Francis Lee’s Ammonite starring Kate Winslet, Sebastian Leilo’s Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz, Andrew Haigh’s Oscar / BAFTA nominated 45 Years and Juliet, Naked directed by Jesse Peretz, which received its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2018. Sarah has also worked with directors including Lenny Dorfman, Tony Grisoni, John Maclean and Peter Strickland.

 

FEATURES

SUPERNOVA
Prod. Tristan Golligher, Emily Morgan
Dir. Harry Macqueen

AMMONITE
Prod. See Saw Films
Dir. Francis Lee

RIALTO
Prod. The Bureau
Dir. Peter Mackie Burns
World Premiere: Venice Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: BFI LFF 2019

JULIET, NAKED
Prod. LAMF
Dir. Jesse Peretz

DISOBEDIENCE
Prod. Element Pictures + Braven Films
Dir. Sebastian Lelio
Nomination: Best British Film – National Film Awards 2019
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2018
Nomination: BIFA 2018 – Best British Independent Film
Nomination: BIFA 2018 – Best Screenplay
Nomination: BIFA 2018 – Best Actress (Rachel Weisz)
Nomination: BIFA 2018 – Best Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams)
Nomination: BIFA 2018 – Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Nivola)

World Premiere – Special Presentation: Toronto Int’l Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Spotlight Narrative: Tribeca Film Festival 2017

THE LEVELLING
Prod. Wellington Films
Dir. Hope Dickson Leach
Winner: BAFTA Scotland – Best Writer Film/Television 2017
Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
Official Selection: BFI LFF 2016
Nomination: Sutherland Award for Best Debut Feature at BFI LFF 2016
Winner: IWF Bursary Award in Assoc. with the BFI 2016
World Premiere: Toronto Int’l Film Festival 2016

45 YEARS
Prod. The Bureau
Dir. Andrew Haigh
Nomination: Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling OSCAR 2017
Nomination: Outstanding British Film BAFTA 2016
Nomination: National Film Awards 2016 – Best Drama & Best Director
Nomination: Best Director / Best Screenplay / Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling / Best Actor: Tom Courtenay BIFA 2015
Winner: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 – Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film
Winner: Berlin International Film Festival 2015 – Best Actor: Tom Courtenay & Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling
Nominated: Berlin International Film Festival 2015 – Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film

WEEKEND
Prod. The Bureau/EM Media/Glendale Picture Company
Dir. Andrew Haigh
Winner: British Independent Film Awards 2011 – Best Achievement in Production
Winner: Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012 – Best Screenplay
Winner: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012 – MovieZone Award (Andrew Haigh)
Winner: SXSW Film Festival 2011 Competition Award – Emerging Visions (Andrew Haigh)
Winner: San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2011- Audience Award (Andrew Haigh)

CRACK WILLOW
Prod. EM Media/Film4/Perfume Films
Dir. Martin Radich

 

TELEVISION DRAMA (as Production Designer)

BRING BACK THE CAT (Pilot)
Prod. Hungry Man
Dir. Lenny Dorfman

COMMON GROUND
Prod. Baby Cow Productions
Dir. Dave Lambert

PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS – Season 1(Ep 6)
Prod. Warp Films
Dir. Amanda Boyle

 

SHORT FILMS

SANDS OF VENUS
Prod. Potboiler Films
Dir. Tony Grisoni

BETWEEN PLACES
Prod. Rankin Films
Dir. Iain Finlay

NO KADDISH IN CARMARTHEN
Prod. Warp Films
Dir. Jesse Armstrong
Nomination: Encounters Film Festival – Best Short

PITCH BLACK HEIST
Prod. DMC Film
Dir. John Maclean
Winner: BAFTA Best Short Film

FIVE MILES OUT
Prod. Film4/Glendale Picture Company/UK Film Council
Dir. Andrew Haigh

 

FEATURES (as Art Director)

VICTORIA & ABDUL
Prod. Phenomenon Pictures
Dir. Stephen Frears

SLOW WEST
Prod. See-Saw Films/DMC Film/Film4
Dir. John Maclean

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
Prod. Warp X/Illuminations Films
Dir. Peter Strickland

 

TELEVISION (as Art Director)

SENSE8 – Season 2
Prod. Netflix

THEM FROM THAT THING – Season 1 (Eps 1, 2)
Prod. Zeppotron
Dir. Ben Palmer

ROGER & VAL HAVE JUST GOT IN (Eps 1-6)
Prod. BBC
Dir. Jamie Rafn

PSYCHOVILLE – Season 2, (Eps 1-7, Halloween Special)
Prod. BBC
Dir. Matt Lipsey

 

COMMERCIALS

RAF,Rattling Stick,Sara Dunlop
Age UK,Independent,Philippe Andre
NSPCC: The Shit Kids Say,Academy,Amanda Boyle
Glenlivit,B-Reel,Magnus Hardner