1.4 Jury Profile – David Mark Lee

DAVID MARK LEE

International Production Designer

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David Lee is an award winning Production Designer based in London and working worldwide. The film directors he has worked with include George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Brian de Palma and Baz Luhrmann.

Commercials directors include Andreas Nilsson, Adam Berg, Noam Murro, Baz Luhrmann, Johnny Hardstaff and many more…

He holds a first class honours degree in Fine Art from Scotland, his birthplace.

I was born in …
Dundee, Scotland

I now live in…
West London and an awful lot in Eastern Europe

I’m listening to…
Henry Hall on Burgh Island eating Dover Sole, and this

Watching…
The Sea Tractor

Reading…
The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

Dreaming of…
Jeremy’s chocolate pot recipe (See 1.4 research here)

I wish I’d known when I was 18 that…
Academic achievement is of little value and not a true assessment of one’s abilities.
There are kindred confused spirits out there who make complete sense.

Sometimes I wish I were…
Better at drawing and watercolour

My most valuable social media app is…
Instagram

What’s not to love about…
Icelandic Cameramen and Bill Nighy

What epitomises right now?
The Sea Tractor, the only transport from Burgh Island

Where’s the next creative centre…
Hopefully around me

Best advice you’ve ever been given…
”Don’t stand up in a canoe”, ”Don’t do your shoelaces in a revolving door” and most importantly from a Huge Hollywood Producer: ”It is not your job to say No to a director”.

In the end what really matters…
My Family and the Sea Tractor.