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.

Availability can be seen at www.showtools.com

SKILLS:

Sketchup Pro, Live Interior Pro, Mac Office
On or off set art direction

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:

"Primo" Flavour Lab stills

"Weetbix" series of commercials

"Powershop" various commercials

"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)

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