ADG Perspective

November-December 2022

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8 P E R S P E C T I V E | N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 2 C O N T R I B U T O R S series created by Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie for Showtime. D A N C A P L A N For over 25 years, Dan Caplan has worked primarily as a storyboard artist for commercials, television series and feature films. As an illustration/fine art major at CSUN, an exhibit of Star Wars and Apocalypse Now storyboards in the university art gallery inspired him to head into production, a natural path having grown up with an editor father who worked on well-known TV shows like Gunsmoke and The Streets of San Francisco. Dan's long working relationship with some of HBO's stalwart producers and directors has led to work on many of its popular shows such as Westworld, Game of Thrones, Watchmen, True Blood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Six Feet Under. Other TV work includes Star Trek: Picard and Homeland. Feature work includes such titles as Reminiscence, Salt and I Love You Man. Dan periodically exhibits his personal work, which ranges from expressive figure studies to contemplative paintings. He recently self-published a collection of life drawings entitled Figuratively Speaking Volume 1, and is working on an original graphic novel. Dan is also a longtime member of a neighborhood council committee, working to preserve and enhance the community in which he and his wife are raising their two children. G R E G B E R R Y is a film Production Designer and a 25-year veteran in the craft of Set Design and Art Direction. Educated at University of Oregon's school of architecture, he applied his graduate degree towards an apprenticeship position as a Jr. Set Designer on the television series, Star Trek Voyager. Since then, his career work includes 34 films with several critically acclaimed projects such as 3:10 to Yuma, J. Edgar and Kathryn Bigelow's 1967 drama Detroit. In 2005, he shared the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for Memoirs of a Geisha under the direction of Production Designer John Myhre. Most recently, he has completed Production Design work for directors Doug Liman, JJ Perry, Julius Avery and JC Chandor. Currently, he is working with Doug Liman on a yet untitled, Matt Damon heist thriller. K AT I E B Y R O N Don't Worry Darling is the second collaboration between Olivia Wilde and Katie Byron (Production Designer) after Booksmart in 2019. Byron's work includes Mike Mills' C'mon C'mon, Janicza Bravo's Zola, Tara Miele's Wander Darkly, cult director Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space, meta slasher film The Final Girls and several films by Drake Doremus— Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Like Crazy, Zoe, Breathe In, Equals and Newness. Her television work includes BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, IFC's Documentary Now!, the FX series A Teacher and the Australian/American genre-bending series Wolf Like Me. With an international base, her work has allowed her to collaborate with creatives far and wide. While these experiences have been transformative, language and cultural barriers can also make them emotionally isolating. To connect with others, Byron has sought out what she believes is a universal human language: the healing power of compassion and shared consciousness through storytelling and creative collaboration. Her upcoming projects includes two A24 and Fruit Tree productions; The Untitled Julio Torres Project, starring Tilda Swinton and The Curse, a dark comedy

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