Dion Boothby

  • ART DIRECTOR, STANDBY PROPS, ARMOURY STANDBY, BUYER & SET DRESSER
  • Auckland, New Zealand

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“…inventive use …provided by Dion Boothby’s stylish design.” Auckland Herald review of “Seed”

“…Dion Boothby’s sleek design provides solutions to the problem of how to find flow in such an episodic drama.” Theatreview review of “Seed”

“He has years of experience with theatre, tv and film…he brings really great ideas and lots of experience…" NZ Herald article for “Cybele”, NZ Fashion Week.

RECENT WORKS INCLUDE: on-set art direction for Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel and Filthy Rich series 2

Availability can be seen at www.showtools.com

SKILLS:

Sketchup Pro, Live Interior Pro, Mac Office

Able to give and take direction, budgeting, co-ordination and realisation. A good visual sensibility and an eye for detail.

Car Licence and car.

ART DIRECTION and DESIGN jobs in the past few years has included:

"Roman Empire Series 2" (on set art direction and standby props)

"Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel"

"Filthy Rich" series 2

"Simply NIgella" promo for Prime

"AIG/All Blacks"

"KFC" Bucket Challenge

“800 Words” television series (on set art direction)

“The Art of Cake 2014” Exhibition (exhibition design)

“Seed” Theatre – award winning (set and costume design)

“Pride Parade 2014” Event (float design, first and last floats)

“Fashion Underground”, Event at NZ Fashion Week at Sofitel (event design)

“Supercity 2” Television Series directed by Oscar Kightly (art direction)

“Fashion Gone Rogue” Photoshoot (set design and realisation)

“Samsung” Shorts viewable on their products in slow motion (art direction)

“Telecom NZ” Online Film and Stills (art direction)

“Comedy Central Roast of Mike King” Television (set design and realisation)

“The Raft” Theatre (set design)

“Cybele” Fashion Week Event (set design and realisation)

“Super City 1” Television Series directed by Taika Waititi (art direction)

“Tahuna Breaks” Music Video for “Sophie’s Lullaby” (art direction)

“M1” Photoshoot Singapore (art direction)

“Jacquie Brown Series 2” Television Series (on set art direction)

“The Restaurant” Television Series UK (art direction)

“The Apprentice” Television Series UK (art direction)

“Forensic Casebook” Television Series UK (art direction)

“Keith Barry” – The Escape – Live Television UK (art direction)

“Proctor and Gamble” Viral UK (art direction)

“Flash” Proctor and Gamble Test Commercial UK (art direction)

“Splendid” Pop Up Shop/Exhibition, Covent Garden UK (art direction)

“UK Jack” Television Stings UK (art direction)

“Sia” Electronic Press Kit UK (art direction)

Jay Sean Music Video “Maybe” UK (art direction)

“Threepenny Opera” Theatre NZ Drama School (set and costume design)

“Bollywood Queen” Feature UK (on set art direction)

STANDBY PROPS/ STANDBY ARMOURY jobs in the past few years has included:
“The Hobbit Trilogy Pickups” Feature (lead standby for weapons and armour)

“The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey” Feature (lead standby armoury)

“The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug” Feature (lead standby armoury)

“The Hobbit – The Battle of Five Armies” Feature (lead standby armoury)

“Murdoch University” Commercials (standby props)

“Air New Zealand Safety Video with Richard Simmons” (standby props)

“Calciyum” Commercials x3 (standby props)

Vodafone “New” Commercials x4 award winning (standby props)

“Freeview” Commercials x3 (standby props)

“Mizone” Commercial (standby props)

“Peep Show” Television Series UK (standby props)

“Rush Hour” Television Series UK (standby props)

“Mobile Act Unsigned” UK (on set art direction)

“True Heroes” Discovery Television Series UK (standby props)

“Lord of the Rings Trilogy” Feature (2 weeks casual Weta standby),

“The Tribe” Television Series 2&3 (standby props)

SET DRESSING/PROP BUYING has included:

“Manurewa” Short Film (set dresser)

“Boy Meets Girl” Feature (casual set dresser)

“Amadi” Short Film (standby props)

“All New House of Tiny Tearaways” Television Series UK (prop buyer/ prop stylist)

“Harry Potter II” Feature UK (two weeks prop construction)

“Honour Thy Father” Feature UK (set dresser)

“The Curry Boys” Feature UK (prop buyer)

“Comedy Lab: The Olivia Lee Project” Television (prop buying & prop construction)

“Comedy Lab: Ain’t It Funny” Television UK (prop construction)

“Katy Brands Big Ass Show” Television UK (set dresser

“Countdown” Commercials x13 (set dresser)

“Dutch Lady” Commercial Vietnam (prop buyer)

“NZ Pure Beer” Commercial (prop buyer)

“M1” Commercial Singapore (prop buyer)

Vodafone “Symphonia” Commercial (set dresser)

“Eurostar 10 Year Anniversary” Commercial UK (prop construction, standby)

“Virgin Travel” with Charlotte Church Commercial UK (set dresser)

“Mastercard” Commercial UK (set dresser)

“Rolex” Commercial UK (set dresser)

“Louis Vuitton with Uma Thurman Commercial UK (set dresser)

"British Army” Commercial UK (set dresser)

“Oil of Olay” Commercial UK (set dresser)

“Capital Radio” Commercial UK (set dresser)

“Nintendo Donkey Konga” Commerical UK (set dresser)

“E-on Energy” Commercial UK (set dresser)

“Japanese Tobacco” Commercial UK (prop buyer)

Shania Twain “Party for Two” Music Video UK (set dresser)

Alphabeat “Boyfriend” Music Video UK (set dresser)

Sneaky Sound System Music Video “I Love It” UK release (set dresser)

INTERESTS include:

Film, advertising, fashion, photography, installation art, painting, architecture, interior design, theatre, gardening and holidays abroad!

Awards

Vodafone NZ Music Awards, Vodafone NZ Music Awards

Best New Zealand Music Video 2016

Education

Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

Major in theatre and film and art history

2 year Diploma in Drama for Performance – Technical Production at Toi Whakaari : NZ Drama School

Wellington, New Zealand

A 2 year course with an emphasis on design for performance