Decorating Pages is a podcast dedicated to taking you behind the scenes of the designs of your favorite TV shows and Films.
Joshua Petersen - Production Designer - "Everything's Trash", "That Damn Michael Che", "Life and Beth"
Check out this episode with Production Designer Joshua Petersen. With his new show "Everything's Trash", on Hulu, he designs an exciting and fresh look of modern day Brooklyn, NY. The show centers around a young female podcaster who is juggling her messy life and her podcasting career. Originally from Oregon, Joshua had a passion for drafting and had a love for film and tv design. Working his way up on projects like "Marriage Story", "Wolf Hour" his other Production Designer credits include "That Damn Michael Che", "Life with Beth" and more. jpetersenfilm.com
Kathleen Felix-Hanger - Costume Designer - "Hacks" - "VEEP"
In this episode I talk with Costume Designer Kathleen Felix-Hanger. Starting out on the film “Waterworld” as a Costume PA, she quickly learned her trade on the job. Working her way up to costume supervisor on shows like “Judging Amy”, “West Wing” and then becoming Costume Designer on “Dexter”, “VEEP”, and now HBO’s “Hacks”. She is currently nominated for her second Emmy for Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for “Hacks”. She has a beautiful instagram at showing not only the beautiful meals she prepares but also her gorgeous family and a peek into the world of costume design.. Her work is currently on display at FIDM in “The Art of Costume in TV” exhibit running till September.
Jennifer Lukeheart - Set Decorator - "Hacks" "The White Lotus" "Gaslit" "The Goldbergs"
On this episode I speak with Set Decorator, Jennifer Lukeheart about her career and how she is currently nominated for two Emmy awards. Outstanding Production Design for half hour for “Hacks” and Outstanding Production Design for One Hour Contemporary “The White Lotus”. Jennifer got her start as a PA on music videos and as she describes was inquisitive and was able to work her way up. She decorated staple music videos of the early 2000’s including videos for Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Shakira and more. Moving into films like “500 days of Summer” and then to scripted TV. Jennifer has Set Decorated the revamp of “Arrested Development”, “The Goldbergs”, “Two Young to Die” and then in the last has had three huge shows with HBO’s “The White Lotus”, “Hacks” and Showtime’s period drama “Gaslit”.
Pat Irwin - Composer - "Dexter: New Blood", The B-52's
Pat Irwin has been making music in New York City since the late 1970’s. He was a founding member of two bands, 8 Eyed Spy and The Raybeats. In 1989 he joined The B-52s and toured and recorded with the band through 2008. He then transitioned into writing music for film and television and recently composed the score for “Dexter: New Blood” on the Showtime.His other scores include the Netflix series “The Good Cop”, Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie”; HBO’s “”, And many animated series including “Rocko’s Modern Life” (Nickelodeon); “Pepper Ann” (Disney); “Class Of 3000 with OutKast’s Andre 3000” (Cartoon Network.) He has also contributed to the “SpongeBob SquarePants” animated series. Pat currently teaches a seminar in film music composition at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Music Theater Program as well as Music for Film and Television at CUNY, Brooklyn College, Feirstein School of Cinema.
Eric Schooner - Production Designer - "Barry", "Portlandia"
In this episode I speak with Production Designer Eric Schoonover. Eric took over this season on HBO’s ”Barry” in its' third season. Having been the Art Director for the first two seasons and nominated for their work for the show, he talks about taking over, and the show's turn in storytelling. He has previously Production Designed seasons of “Portlandia” and came from non-union work filling many of the positions in the Art Department and Set Dec.
Liz Toonkel - Production Designer - "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" - "The Lady and the Dale"
Production Designer Liz Toonkel's new film “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” is a whimsical film about a little shell who lives with his grandmother in an Airbnb and is on a quest to find his family. It is adorable! Liz and her team designed a magical little world for Marcel. Using household items at the scale of the shell and making a home and fanciful little gardener this adorable character. Liz is also the Production Designer of the HBO Max mini series “The Lady and the Dale”. The films’ wonderful use of multimedia storytelling mixed in with recreations of this fascinating life of a conartisit / entrepreneur makes for a must see.
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Learned about Kim’s show when she was a guest on ours and really enjoying listening to it! I look forward to going back and listening to previous shows too! Keep up the excellent work!
It’s just so good
Love this podcast and all the fantastic insights and glimpses into the art of set decorating and film making. Terrific guests and even better host. If I wasn’t a mid-career lawyer, I would go back and decorate sets!
Amazing show, love every bit of it.