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In Conversation with Katie Byron

Production Designer, Don’t Worry Darling

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Production designer Katie Byron worked with some of the most up-and-coming directors of the past years and created looks for films like Booksmart, Like Crazy, Zola, Color Out of Space, and C’mon C’mon. Recently, she reunited with director Olivia Wilde on one of the most anticipated films of 2022, Don’t Worry Darling, where she created a glamorous look for a 1950s experimental, utopian suburban community.

Come hear about Byron’s collaborations, working with directors, and designing the perfect look, feel, and shape of a utopian realm.


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Katie Byron

Moderated by Sophie Jarvis

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Oct 5


7:00-8:00 pm


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60 min

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Katie Byron

Production Designer, Don’t Worry Darling

Katie Byron is a production designer for film and television. She began her studies at UC Berkeley in architecture but quickly realized her interest in space and design was more aligned with storytelling and the events that take place and alter a space. This led to a natural transition into film and interactive installation art. Her upbringing in literature, writing, music, and travel has played a huge role in her development as a collaborator and creator, believing that it’s the extracurricular involvements we have that are the biggest influence on work.

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Sophie Jarvis

Moderator; Director, Until Branches Bend (VIFF 2022)

Sophie Jarvis’ first job in film was reading fan mail for The L Word. Later, she studied at Simon Fraser University and her short film, The Worst Day Ever (2012), had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Jarvis now works as a director, while living a double life as a production designer on a wide range of projects. Lately, she is immersed in the world of stop motion animation with the upcoming short film Zeb’s Spider, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

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