Seth Reed – Production Designer | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Production Designer, Seth Reed!


ETH REED is an Emmy Nominated production designer known for bolstering a wide array of story worlds through his artistic ingenuity.  Set to debut in December, Seth’s most recent production design work will be featured on Hulu’s Shut Eye, starring Jeffrey Donovan.  Seth’s other highlights include hit shows like SupergirlThe Expanse, and Salem. In 2014, Reed received a Primetime Emmy Nomination and Art Directors Guild Nomination for his work on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey starring Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Seth is also an Emmy Nominated and award-winning art director, having uplifted a number of high profile projects. Many of Hollywood’s most respected directors and production designers have entrusted Seth’s artistic abilities, leading to his consistent work on both independent and studio films such as I Heart Huckabees, Lords of DogtownReal Steel, and Minority Report. Recognized for his art direction, Seth won the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award for his art direction on the HBO mini-series From The Earth To The Moon.

After receiving a Masters degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Seth practiced architecture for 10 years before entering the entertainment world. He credits his architectural approach to production design as an invaluable skill for the creative visualization/planning process and equally important for cost and time management. Seth’s collaborative approach enables him to maximize his artistic vision — designing, sketching and creating something new and original as part of a team.

Seth’s other projects include Tombstone, his first Hollywood job, as well as Fight ClubRat RaceMiami Vice, Blades of Glory, and The Express. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Reed has worked on film and television projects around the world, from South America to Iceland. You can normally find him biking to and from location, and enjoying the great outdoors.