Every time I get the opportunity to design a film my focus is on helping to get the most out of the story the director wants to tell by supporting the narrative through design. For this I invite the crew to dive into the story world around the story. I do a lot of research and try to get the best people on my art department who are likeminded in terms of what design can be for the narrative. In our department there is a lot of talk about the story before we get practical. Once we get practical the goal is to make the impossible possible; to make it happen. The times we succeed I enjoy the reaction of the director, the d.o.p. , the actors when they enter the world we’ve created in which they can play.