Witness Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) chewing out Ender (Asa Butterfield) in our dormitory set.
The live action shoot for Ender's Game wrapped on June 9, and with the end of physical production came the end of my immensely rewarding stint co-production-designing the film with my good friend Sean Haworth. I have been a huge fan of Orson Scott Card's original short story and book since I first encountered them in early adolescence, so the chance to cut my teeth as a production designer on such hallowed ground was a real thrill. Luckily I had the support of a great production, a fantastic art department and construction crew, and an incredibly smart, talented, funny, and truly human director by the name of Gavin Hood.
I look forward to sharing much more about the design of Ender's Game when the movie comes out, but until then please check out the producers' blog for cool, behind-the-scenes updates. Below is the generous and flattering send-off Sean and I received as we left the show:
A class-act group I will miss well. And hopefully a special movie in the making.
We're going to do a big group presentation at Gnomon, similar to what was done for Avatar, in a couple of weeks. We'll be going over the whole design process for hours. Should be fun!