Elizabeth Van Dam

Elizabeth Van Dam

Art director, production designer and set decorator in Los Angeles, California

About Elizabeth

Production Designer. Creative, alert, team player. I earned my MFA in Production Design from American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI). I've earned my street cred from years as a production designer, primarily for film and advertising (though I've got a yen to explore television), a former career as an event designer, collaborative artist, and a drummer in several bands.


Name: Elizabeth Van Dam

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Art Director, Production Designer and Set Decorator

Unique traits: Creative thinker. Good collaborator. I love storytelling!

Credits

  • Body, Mind, Spirit: Inner Piece

    Body, Mind, Spirit: Inner Piece (2015)
    Film (short) by Scott Parietti (Comedy) Production designer Good luck trying to balance these three.

  • Piled Higher and Deeper: Still in Grad School

    Piled Higher and Deeper: Still in Grad School (2015)
    Film by Iram Parveen Bilal (Comedy and Drama) Production designer A comedy about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. Two young scientists (a Quantum Physicist and a Molecular Biologist) search for significance in the high stakes world of Academic research.

  • Helio

    Helio (2015)
    Film (short) by Teddy Cecil (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Costume designer One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.

  • Detour

    Detour (2013)
    Film by William Dickerson (Romance and Thriller) Production designer Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.

  • Missing at 17

    Missing at 17 (2013)
    TV Movie by Doug Campbell (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Art department When a 17-year-old girl, Candace, runs away from home to look for her biological mother Callie, she meets a young man, Toby, who helps her in her search. When Candace doesn't return home, her adoptive mother Shawna desperately begins to look for her. Candace finds Callie and also discovers she has an older brother Vance but Callie doesn't give her estranged daughter the warm welcome the girl was hoping for. As Candace unknowingly gets pulled deeper and deeper into danger through Toby's criminal lifestyle while trying to connect with her biological mother, Shawna eventually joins forces with Callie and Vance to rescue Candace. Written by Anonymous

  • Concrete Blondes

    Concrete Blondes (2013)
    Film by Nicholas Kalikow (Action, Comedy and Crime) Art department A wild, party-night out leads three twenty-something women to stumble on a suitcase with 3 million dollars in cash.

  • Up the Valley and Beyond

    Up the Valley and Beyond (2013)
    Film (short) by Todd Rosken (Comedy and Romance) Production designer Biopic about legendary cult film maker Russ Meyer, focusing on Russ after World War 2 as a glamor photographer. Not satisfied with his models, Russ searches and finally meets his muse and future wife Eve Turner. It is then that Russ gets the idea to make movies. Written by Rosken, Todd

  • Zephyr Springs

    Zephyr Springs (2013)
    Film by Marita Grabiak (Thriller) Production designer When Dawn and Kayla reunite for a mother-daughter weekend at a popular spa resort, they find themselves fighting for their lives as they discover the visiting guru has turned the resort into a cult nightmare.

  • Discarded

    Discarded (2013)
    Film by Jeffrey Elmont (Drama and Thriller) Set decorator After finding a terminally ill man with a fortune and no heirs, a desperate young mother hatches a plan to hide her children in the crawl space of his lavish home while she lives upstairs and waits for him to die. She soon discovers he is hiding a far bigger secret. Written by Anonymous

  • The Veteran

    The Veteran (2012)
    Film (short) by Ariane Von Kamp (Sci-Fi) Production designer, Art department, Art director, Makeup Department Max Argos believes the CIA is stealing his brain waves and to protect himself, he wears a red beret. After falling in love with a young news stand shop girl, he learns again to trust, or does he?

  • The Bunglers

    The Bunglers (2012)
    Film (short) by Glenn Camhi (Action and Comedy) Production designer Danny and Luther are a pair of blundering, low-rent hit men who go after the wrong mark, an alluring Flamenco dancer who overcomes them with a pair of maracas. Danny falls for her instantly, while Luther just wants to finish their job before they're killed -- if he doesn't kill Danny first. Written by Anonymous

  • Electrick Children

    Electrick Children (2012)
    Film by Rebecca Thomas (Drama) Production designer, Set decorator Pregnant by music? Rachel, a young teenager from a fundamentalist Mormon community, believes in immaculate conception, while her fundamentally religious family regards her condition as an intolerable transgression. The search for the child's origins is a revelation for the 15-year-old. Written by Anonymous

  • Reality Reboot

    Reality Reboot (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Art director EP1: Chester (Chester See) enters a laundromat late at night and is immediately smitten by Naomi (Elizabeth Ho). Trying to chat her up, he lies, stumbles, and bumbles until she's completely turned off. But with the help of three sports-type commentators, he will get a do over: he will have a chance to REBOOT the moment and try again. Written by ALFREDO BOTELLO

  • Guadalupe the Virgin

    Guadalupe the Virgin (2011)
    Film by Victoria Giordana (Comedy and Drama) Production designer, Set decorator, Costume designer Lupe, an innocent young Mexican woman in LA, works two jobs to support her terminally-ill mother when she meets Benny, a handsome but troubled young man who draws her into a scheme to solve their money problems. Written by Anonymous

  • Turquoise

    Turquoise (2011)
    Film by Graham Tallman (Horror and Thriller) Production designer

  • Paul the Male Matchmaker

    Paul the Male Matchmaker (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Art department

  • Fruit of Labor

    Fruit of Labor (2011)
    Film (short) by La Monde Byrd (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Art director Alfred, a demented, low level associate editor who believes society lacks passion, desires to be taken seriously as a fashion photographer. With the assistance of his homicidal wife, Eva, Alfred pushes his would-be-models to the brink of hysteria in order to capture the perfect photo. Alfred's rage and jealousy sends us on a roller coaster ride of emotions, ending at a sobering finale. Written by Anonymous

  • Career Virgin

    Career Virgin (2010)
    Film (short) by Angie Comer (Comedy) Production designer A warm-hearted comedy about the hysterical showdown between a teenage girl and her virginity.

  • Chateau Belvedere

    Chateau Belvedere (2010)
    Film (short) by Patryk Dawid Chlastawa (Drama and Mystery) Production designer Famed composer, Artur Masolowsky, has failed to write a singel composition since his wife died twenty five years ago of prenatal complications. He has however, developed a strangely unbreakable bond with his daughter, Anna. When Matthew, a representative of Artur's overseas publishing company, arrives to confront Artur about his insufficient musical output, Anna develops a fascination for the stranger. Written by Anonymous

  • You Know Where to Find Me

    You Know Where to Find Me (2010)
    Film (short) by Alex Lee (Drama and Romance) Production designer A short romantic drama that details an ordinary repairman's encounter with the woman he once loved.

  • A Simple Conversation

    A Simple Conversation (2009)
    Film (short) by Jon Clark (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Production designer A contemporary drama set in suburban America shot in one take.

  • Our World

    Our World (2009)
    Television (Documentary) Production designer

  • The Obolus

    The Obolus (2009)
    Film (short) by Mathias Røer (Drama and Fantasy) Art department In this fairy tale for adults, ten year old Michael, traveling with his family to visit his father's newly engineered bridge, wakes up in the back seat of the family car alone in the middle of the night. Parked near an old lighthouse, Michael starts his journey to find his parents. Challenged by Bridgeman, the lighthouse keeper, Michael will have to gain strength and courage to find his way out. Traveling with his family to visit his father's newly engineered bridge Michael wakes up in the back seat of their car, alone in the middle of the night. Parked near a lighthouse by the ocean, he starts his journey to find his parents. Challenged by Bridgeman, the lighthouse keeper, Michael will have to find strength and courage to find a way out. Written by Anonymous

Education

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, MN)
    (1996)

  • American Film Institute Conservatory
    (2007-2009)

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