Carla Marie Rugg

Carla Marie Rugg

Art Director, Production Manager and Set Decorator

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
August 2016
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About Carla

I creative soul strapped to a logical mind, I moved to LA from Boston to make movies, to make magic. I accidentally fell into theatrical scenic design and Art Department positions, and no longer wanted to be in front of the camera when I realized that creating something out of nothing, turning an empty space into something believable, is beyond exhilarating. I can organize the hell out of anything and keep a project on track and under budget like nobody's business. Being able to work in a way that combines my right brain and left brain means my life is in harmony. A theatre girl at heart, creating for a live audience is the greatest joy I know. And I'm not gonna lie, if I get really stressed out, pumping showtunes thru my earbuds can calm the storm.

Unique traits: I create a lot of my own original artwork for sets I build. It helps with clearance issues. I have yet to go over budget...




  • Not Safe With Nikki Glaser

    Not Safe With Nikki Glaser (2015 - 2016)
    Television by Comedy Central Set Decorator

  • Villisca

    Villisca (2016)
    Film (Horror) Set decorator 'Villisca' is a ghost story set in the actual house of the notorious and still unsolved 1912 ax murders. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.

  • Tubeathon

    Tubeathon (2014)
    Video Art director A live holiday experience unlike any other, #Tubeathon presented by the 2015 Ford Focus is our annual variety show and fundraiser starring your favorite YouTubers and celebrities. For every Tweet with the hashtag #Tubeathon or #GoFurther, we will donate $1 to Covenant House, a nonprofit charity serving homeless youth with a network of shelters across the Americas!

  • Peter Pan (Tour)

    Peter Pan (Tour) (2011 - 2013)
    Theater by McCoy Rigby Entertainment Company Manager After 6 months as the Production Manager, putting the tour and show together, I spent a good part of two years on the road with the 53 member company managing every aspect of the tour that did not take place on the stage.

  • Hiding from Adults

    Hiding from Adults (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Production designer Forced to attend a cocktail party for his wife's boss, Michael camps out in the kitchen. When he runs into the boss' savvy teenage daughter, he is thrown into a series of mind games that cause him to question his fidelity - and his wife's.

  • Video Game Reunion

    Video Game Reunion (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Set decorator Desperate to reboot their failed careers, the once-great video game heroes of the 1980s are coming back together... for a reunion. Drunk, desperate, and destitute, things devolve into complete mayhem as the group discovers that old habits die hard. A rich parody shot in the style of a mockumentary, we follow Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and their whole gang of old school misfits as 25 years of pent up frustration explodes... literally. Written by Anonymous

  • What's Trending

    What's Trending (2011)
    Television (News) Set decorator Add a Plot »

  • Dumbleweed

    Dumbleweed (2011)
    Film (Comedy, Family and Short) Production designer The road is a dangerous place for a tumbleweed.

  • Splinter

    Splinter (2008)
    Film (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department While camping in the woods, Polly Watt and her clumsy boyfriend Seth Belzer damage their tent. They decide to spend the night in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the criminals, Lacey Belisle and Dennis Farell, have trouble with their runaway car while heading to Platt and they walk on the lonely road. When Polly passes by Lacey, she stops the car and the couple is rendered by Dennis. However, Polly hits something in the road and while replacing the tire, they are attacked by a weird splinter. The car overheats and they stop in a gas station, where they are trapped by zombies, victims of the splinter parasite. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Fling

    Fling (2008)
    Film (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Production designer Young writer, Mason Michael Finch, and his girlfriend, Samantha Cooper, live together but they have an open relationship. They have love affairs with different partners whenever they want and then they tell to each other details of their flings. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Four Sheets to the Wind

    Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Production designer A death in Oklahoma sets in motion events leading to something great: so says a Muscogee-speaking narrator when Cufe Smallhill, a registered Seminole who's part Creek, discovers his father's body one morning. Per dad's wishes, Cufe sinks the body in a pond. After a closed-casket funeral - Cufe's cousin loads a donated coffin with weights and a watermelon - Cufe goes to Tulsa to spend time with his sister, Miri. He meets Miri's neighbor, Francie. They talk and listen, and things seem to open up for Cufe. Miri has her problems, though, including an estrangement from her mother, Cora. Miri drinks too much, sleeps around, and steals from her boss. How can anything great come of this? Written by <>


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