Many thanks to our great new friends, Traveling While Black’s producer @ayesha_nadarajah, plus @nerdydydy and @biankaaaah of Felix and Paul Studios.
Installation begins: Joshua Kirkland applies custom decals.
Mirrors attaching to wall.
Bianka and Cindy of Felix & Paul Studios add decor including framed photos, napkin dispensers, ketchup & mustard servers plus Ben’s Chili menus- as early viewers experience the film Traveling While Black.
Custom restaurant fixtures, being painted outside our glamorous studios- to match fixtures inside of the real @Benschilibowl locations.
Obligatory set-strike selfie.
Jennifer McGrew and Hraefn Wulfson.
Loading out and ready to ship set to Los Angeles.
With Mark Putscher.
For Adrian Paul (of *Highlander* fame), for his full immersion combat training and choreography event, “The Sword Experience”.
Custom set designed, built and installed at the Salt Palace by McGrew Studios production designer Hraefn Wulfson. We are very grateful to the wonderful Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience volunteers who helped load in.
See http://theswordexperience.com/ for tour dates and more info-
Above, set dressed and ready. A scene of urban destruction.
Adrian Paul choreographs three pairs of fighters at a time who battle each other, moving around and amongst the set’s cement pillars.
Above, more moody lighting.
Above, Adrian Paul and Hraefn Wulfson.
Visit http://theswordexperience.com/ for tour dates, locations and more info-
The creation of commissioned megalithic art installation for the Wizarding Dayz convention. Custom stones and bases hand carved, painted and detailed by production designer Hraefn Wulfson with Diane Thompson and Cate Allen on final paint crew-
Damen-Titchner Pavilion cover in Sunbrella
Our instructions were:
Create a cover that could fasten without any auxiliary hanging hardware installed on their backyard pavilion. Sunbrella is a great fabric, rated for years of sun (obviously) and weather resistance. This Logan, Utah couple stores many items in the pavilion during winter and it’s a perennial treat for us to see their custom cover getting such great mileage and use.
Snug and enclosed for winter, protecting lots of stored items within.
The Pavilion cover in summer. A great spot for entertaining and hanging out.
Project notes, measurements and details.
Yep, the pieces were so large that we used the parking lot to lay some of them out!
Mark and Suzanne, using the plumb line to snap straight chalk lines…
Our basement on Pierpont Avenue got a LOT of use during this project. We set up extra tables to work with this big project.
Fastex hardware. Buckles with straps down each of the four corners of the pavilion cover.
Our shops and personnel provided art department & costume services for director James Merendino’s sequel production to his cult classic SLC Punk.
Art Director/Associate Producer Hraefn Wulfson provided production design services including specialty prop and set design, plus sourcing and builds with the help of our teammate Russ Adams. Assistant Costume Designer Jennifer McGrew and her crew provided patternmaking, costume construction, tailoring, fittings and alterations for visiting designer Fiora Boes.
Crowdfunded in part through its Indiegogo campaign, Punk’s Dead demonstrates how effectively an already-loved commodity can be marketed to its fan base plus attract new audiences. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and was purchased for distribution. Live theatrical premieres around the U.S. were followed up by the film’s release in digital format where fans everywhere can purchase and view this sequel about the original film’s next generation.
Punk’s Dead IMDB page, with photos & posters plus complete cast and crew listings.
View trailers and more on the Punk’s Dead Youtube channel.
Follow Punk’s Dead on Facebook.
Follow writer/director James Merendino on Facebook.
Famous food purveyors Apriori needed a custom display to use at the conventions and fancy food shows they attend. Our production designer Hraefn Wulfson built this one to show off their lines of beautiful artisan chocolates and candy. The shelves are all adjustable and the display pieces hinge in, compressing to ship around the country and around the world. Custom signage: Michael Fitches.
A cool trophy and a gigantic check. Proud of our custom shop decor, a custom corset and displays.
University of Utah’s “Paint The Town Red” contest.
Corset model: Tavia Wallace
Are we in Narnia now?
The McGrew Studios’ 2010 remodel began with a gutting of its entire storefront. This remarkable re-imagining of our meeting space by designer Hraefn Wulfson included unique custom fixtures made of wood, metals, fabrics and other materials by highly skilled artisans, creating a steampunk flavored fantasy room.
The technical skills, contributions and sheer labor of so many talented friends and clients converged in our new front parlour space. It is virtually a salon, where on any given day you might meet politicians, rock stars, producers, poets, professors and others who stop in to say hello.
We invite you in to say hello as well.