Happy New Year

I worked as the Art Director on Yichang Huang’s short Honours film titled Happy New Year. This was a collaboration between local and Chinese International students.


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As the production designer on such a short film I was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the design. This means that I was responsible for all the costumes.

To plan these I found images of the items I wanted so that I could confirm with the Director that we were on the same page. Although the actual costumes worn in the production were not identical to these, there is a clear process between my initial design and the items found by me and my team.



The following photos are the before and after shots depicting the set dressing for a Brothel scene, shot in a local hotel. This had to be a real transformation from a stark, minimalist environment to a shady, sexy place of mystery (not that above the bedstead was out of frame).