Dresd Nominated for Best Production Design

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We have been nominated for a BAFTA recognised festival award from Underwire Festival. The nomination is for Best Production Design for our work on The Blue Door, a British short-horror film produced by Megan Pugh and Ben Clark, and featuring Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Crown).

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Our Managing Director Lynn McFarlane says ‘The Blue Door was a fantastic opportunity to bring Megan, Ben and Paul’s vision to life in an entirely sustainable way. The whole set was recycled utilising materials that had been reclaimed from a number of film and TV productions, including the foundations of the set. Being able to showcase the recycling of sets in this way was a privilege and hopefully the beginning of a new era for film production.’

If you would like more information about our production design services, please get in touch by emailing enquiries@dresd.co.uk.

The awards will take place on Tuesday 20th November in London. We send our best to the other nominees, wish us luck!

For more information, please visit: http://www.underwirefestival.com/events/she-wants-revenge/

Sustainable Event Dressing: "Go For Good" Initiative

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We developed bespoke signage for the “Go For Good” programme launch, which encourages a broader environmental push towards sustainability within the fashion industry. As part of this, Stella McCartney launched the “Sanctuary of Stillness” installation, running from 6 September to 12 October in Paris.

We are proud to support brands like Stella McCartney, that look to address social and environmental issues seriously.

Our sustainable event dressing is better for the environment than creating brand new sets. The items are made from recycled and repurposed film set materials, reducing the carbon footprint of production.

If you’d like more information, please get in touch at enquiries@dresd.co.uk.

Created with Sustainability in Mind: Interior Projects

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We create bespoke, unique designs with reclaimed and recycled materials from film and TV. We aim to deliver unique pieces for interior projects based on the client's ambitions and goals. The images shown here are from an ongoing interior project we have been involved in for a boutique living concept in London. We work to create a design that reflects the client's personality and responds to their individual needs. We pride ourselves on designing practically and for whatever the project requires.

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Each creative project is designed with close attention to detail within the Dresd workshop and managed and implemented with great care. We pride ourselves on our beautifully finished products, delivered on time and on budget.

We work with clients all across the UK and can also work internationally. So if you are looking for a unique piece for your next project or space, please get in touch to see if we can help at enquiries@dresd.co.uk. 

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With our range of materials and constant supply, we are able to source a number of unusual accessories, vintage and salvaged pieces as well as to create artwork for any residential and commercial projects. And as a bonus, everything we do incorporates our recycling ethos, so you know whatever is created by us is done so with sustainability in mind.

Our Dresd Workshop

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We create a number of bespoke items in our Dresd workshop, from one-off pieces to full, experiential instalments. We create to the clients brief, using sustainable methods in our execution, and ensuring the reuse of materials in all our projects. 

Over the years, we have worked to reduce waste in the broadcast industry, supporting productions with our recycling initiatives. We have worked on a number of projects in collaboration with unique partners, non-profit organisations and schools and colleges. 

If you'd like to learn more about how we work and what we do, don't hesitate to get in touch at enquiries@dresd.co.uk. We are a friendly, creative team, happy to discuss your next project with you.

BAFTA Cymru, Cinemôr Event

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We were thrilled to support BAFTA Cymru once again with recycled and sustainable dressing for their Cinemôr event on Barry Beach in South Wales. By using recycled and repurposed materials, we are diverting materials from landfill and allowing them to have an extended lease of life. 

If you would like to find out more about how we work, or for more information on how we support events with sustainable dressing, please get in touch at enquiries@dresd.co.uk. 

Stella McCartney Spring 2019 Collection Launch, Milan

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On June 18th, we dressed Stella McCartney’s Spring 2019 collection launch party in Milan. This came after the successful launch of her new store in London, at 23 Old Bond Street.

We developed a playful summertime themed set for the Milan event, which included lawn bowling and a horseshoe game, all made bespoke from recycled film set materials from our Dresd workshop. The set was created using repurposed pieces from various BBC productions that we have cleared, which included set to display stock from the collection as well as games and seating for the pub area. We were thrilled to be involved in dressing the event in recycled and salvaged items, once again supporting the brand in it’s commitment to sustainability. 

After the event wrapped, all items were added to our reuse roster, made readily available to the recycling supply chain once again. 

We are committed to providing a sustainable service to all our clients, ensuring that we are mindful and responsible with all the materials we use - and also, providing a constant journey for the materials to ensure reusability.

Photo Credit: @wattsupphoto.

Guru Live Cardiff, 2018

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We were proud to be a partner for this year's Guru Live event held in Cardiff on 28 April 2018. It was the first Guru Live event to take place in Cardiff, a sister event which will run alongside the Glasgow and London festivals. 

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The industry festival runs masterclasses, panels and Q&As focusing on film, games and TV. The day was packed with inspiring speakers covering a range of topics such as locations, writing, acting, directing, producing and much more.

We created a range of branded, bespoke items from reclaimed and recycled materials to dress some of the key areas in the event. The materials were recovered from various sets, including a new production filmed at Ealing Studios and recovered paints from an ITV production. The red carpet was reused from last years British Academy Cymru Awards, 2017. The set will be stored by Dresd and reused for any subsequent events. 

Congratulations to the BAFTA Cymru team for putting on a great festival!

Photo Credit: BAFTA Cymru / Mission Photographic

Eco-Age's GCC Earth Day Celebration

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We dressed Eco-Age's GCC Earth Day celebration last week at The Edition Hotel in London (19 April 2018). We created Earth Day inspired props from reclaimed materials and paints; which included paper, paints, boarding and an exercise ball. All materials used were reclaimed and upcycled from the TV production, Snatch, (2017 – )

In attendance were guests such as Livia Firth, poet Wilson Oryema, journalist Lucy Siegle and model and sustainability advocate Arizona Muse – who came together to celebrate and bring light to environmental issues.

We hope you all had a wonderful Earth Day  from the entire team at Dresd!

BAFTA Cymru: Apostle Q&A and Gala Dinner

We recently sponsored a BAFTA Cymru event on 2 March, 2018 which focused on the new Welsh film Apostle. The event featured the first screening of selected clips from the film and a panel discussion hosted by Jason Solomons with Michael Sheen, Elen Rhys, Gareth Evans, Ed Talfan and Matt Flannery. The event was held at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, and was followed by a fundraising Gala Dinner.

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Managing Director, Lynn McFarlane said:

“Once again BAFTA delivered a wonderful evening, highlighting and celebrating the forthcoming Welsh-based production of Apostle. We were honoured to sponsor the event and to celebrate Welsh talent. As a team, we very much enjoy our work in the country, and are thrilled that filming and production in Wales is increasing rapidly.”

We would like to extend our thanks to Hannah Raybould and her team at BAFTA Cymru for a fantastic evening. 

Photo Credit: James Gourley

The Blue Door

The Blue Door is a British horror short film directed by Paul Taylor and produced by Megan Pugh and Ben Clark. The production won Best Narrative Short Film at the Short to the Point Festival, and more recently Best Short Film at the Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition.

We were thrilled to have worked on this short, and to support the team in reducing the environmental impact across the entire production process. We focused on creating an entirely recycled set, utilising set pieces and props from previous productions and adapting as necessary so they are unique to Blue Door. This allowed the production to significantly cut carbon and waste. 

Producers Megan Pugh and Ben Clark “we will always be hugely grateful to Dresd, for all their hard work, not only sourcing building materials and prop items to construct the Blue Door set, but also for their brilliant creative efforts. It is amazing that through reading the script and holding many skype meetings between London and Cardiff (also reducing unnecessary mileage and carbon emissions!) they were able to build, dress and bring to life Blue Door using entirely reclaimed supplies.”

Congratulations to the cast and crew, please do check out the trailer and watch the film when it is released. 

For more information, please visit: www.13thdoorfilms.com