Jon Bunker

Jon Bunker

artifx Ltd
Production Designer

London, England

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September 2015
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About Jon

Been there... done that, as they say!... from birth in Eritrea, through education as Aeronautical Engineer, Architect and Pilot, to accidentally starting in films in Special Effects with John Stears (Star Wars onwards) to becoming SFX Supervisor for Terry Gilliam on "Time Bandits"- move back to Art Department and have been a Production Designer since 1987.

Saturn Nomination (Time Bandits), BAFTA Nomination (The Woman in Black), US Art Director Winner (Gravity)

Sill truckin'!

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  • 2036 Origin Unknown

    2036 Origin Unknown (2018)
    Film Production designer

  • Finding Your Feet

    Finding Your Feet (2017)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Production designer On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

  • Property of the State

    Property of the State (2016)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Production designer Based on the true story that gripped Ireland in the 1990's, Property of The State tells of a disturbed young man by the name of Brendan O'Donnell. Seen through the eyes of his sister Ann Marie, piece by piece she threads together the events that ultimately lead to the harrowing murders of a young mother, her child and a local priest in the forest of East Clare, Ireland. Ann Marie lived through it all. As the loving sister of a loving brother, she became the sister of a murderer and the sister of a man described as the most evil man in Ireland. She had not committed a crime, yet many saw her guilty by association.

  • Dough

    Dough (2015)
    Film by John Goldschmidt (Comedy and Drama) Production designer An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice accidentally drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

  • Gravity

    Gravity (2013)
    Film by Alfonso Cuarón (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Written by MuTaTeD

  • Dementamania

    Dementamania (2013)
    Film by Kit Ryan (Horror and Thriller) Production designer A frustrated office worker finds himself caught between the realms of his deranged imagination and the mundane reality of his everyday existence.

  • Last Passenger

    Last Passenger (2013)
    Film by Omid Nooshin (Action, Mystery and Thriller) Production designer A small group of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle their warped driver who has a dark plan for everyone on-board.

  • The Nutcracker in 3D

    The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
    Film by Andrey Konchalovskiy (Action, Family, Fantasy and Musical) Visual effects 1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world. Written by Anonymous

  • The Hive

    The Hive (2008)
    TV Movie by Peter Manus (Horror and Sci-Fi) Production designer When ants, displaying never-before-seen behavior, seize an island, the controversial Thorax Team is called to stop the massive threat only to discover that the ants are controlled by something beyond this world.

  • Bloodmonkey

    Bloodmonkey (2007)
    Video by Robert Young (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Production designer A renowned but mad professor leads a small group of American students into the jungles of Africa to investigate a remote tribe of killer chimpanzees rumored to be the missing link.

  • Croc

    Croc (2007)
    TV Movie by Stewart Raffill (Horror) Production designer A large man-eating crocodile terrorizes tourists and locals near Krabi, in Thailand. Michael Madsen plays a hunter stalking the immense reptile, while sub-plots include a rivalry between a foreigner, who owns a crocodile-farm, and a Thai man who plays a part in framing the foreigner for the crocodile's rampage. Written by Kirk Davis

  • In the Spider's Web

    In the Spider's Web (2007)
    TV Movie by Terry Winsor (Horror and Sci-Fi) Production designer, Miscellaneous Crew In India, the backpacker American friends Gina, John, Stacy, Geraldine and Phil hike in the woods with their guide Brian. When Geraldine is bitten by a poisonous spider, the group decides to seek an American doctor that lives in the jungle in a tribe. Dr. Lecorpus treats the girl and while Gina, John and Phil return to the village in the civilization, Brian and Stacy stay with the native. They decide to visit a temple in the forest while waiting for the recovering of Stacey; however, they find a dark secret about Dr. Lecorpus. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Botched

    Botched (2007)
    Film by Kit Ryan (Comedy and Horror) Production designer Ritchie Donovan is a professional thief whose luck has just run out. The only survivor from a heist that goes terribly wrong, Ritchie is forced to take the rap and is sent to Russia to steal a priceless antique cross locked in a safe on the penthouse floor of a Moscow skyscraper. Things start badly and go rapidly downhill when, during the robbery, Ritchie and his Russian accomplices are forced to take hostages because they are trapped by the police on the unused 13th floor. Written by Anonymous

  • Marigold

    Marigold (2007)
    Film by Willard Carroll (Comedy) Production designer, Miscellaneous Crew Born in America, Marigold was the only child in the Lexton family. Her mom died when she was very young. She took an interest in acting and movies, much to the chagrin of her dad, who refused to do anything with her. She started acting in small budget movies as well sequels to popular releases such as Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct amongst others. She landed a part in Kama Sutra 3 and had an eventful journey to Mumbai, India, and from there by taxi to Goa. It is here she found out that the movie has been canceled, and she has no money to return home as she was provided with a one-way ticket. She lands a singing/dancing role in Manoj Sharma's film, meets with Dance Instructor, Prem Rajput, who tells her that his grandma had predicted that he would meet and then get married to a woman named Marigold. She becomes attracted to him, even accompanies him to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, to his family home on the occasion of his sister, Pooja's marriage. It is here she will find out that Prem ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

  • Miguel and William

    Miguel and William (2007)
    Film by Inés París (Comedy and Romance) Production designer A romantic comedy inventing a friendship between Cervantes and Shakespeare, who both fall in love with a Spanish woman.

  • Salvador (Puig Antich)

    Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006)
    Film by Manuel Huerga (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A profile of anarchist and bank-robber Salvador Puig Antich, whose 1974 execution under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco ushered in a period of unrest that helped Spain transition to democracy.

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men (2006)
    Film by Alfonso Cuarón (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth. Written by Production

  • Survival Island

    Survival Island (2005)
    Film by Stewart Raffill (Adventure, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Production designer, Miscellaneous Crew Jack & Jennifer take a private cruise with friends, such as Captain Richards and his wife Maggie. Manuel is a staff member who catches Jen's eye. Thanks to chain of events sparked off between a dispute concerning Jack and Manuel, a fire breaks out and the ship blows up and sinks. Jen and Mannuel seem to be the only survivors to wash up on an island...but before long Jack shows lying in a rock pool...and here's where the tale turns nasty Written by ????

  • Wimbledon

    Wimbledon (2004)
    Film by Richard Loncraine (Comedy, Romance and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Peter Colt, an English tennis player in his thirties whose ranking slipped from 11th to 119th in the world, considers he never really had to fight for anything as his wealthy but all but close family easily put him through studies and allowed him to pursue his tennis ambitions, bravely exchanges jokes with his German sparring partner Dieter Prohl, in a similar position, but feels it's about time to admit he's getting too old to compete with fitter coming men (or boys) and intends, after a last Wimbledon, to take a job with the prestigious tennis club instead. Just then, by accident, he bumps into Lizzie Bradbury, the American rising star of female tennis, falls in love with her and finds her interest in him changes his entire perception, even gives him the strength to win again. But where will it lead them, especially when her overprotective father-manager Dennis Bradbury proves determined to nip their relationship in the bud, believing it detrimental to her career? Written by KGF Vissers

  • The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice (2004)
    Film by Michael Radford (Drama and Romance) Art director Venice, 1596. Melancholy Antonio loves the youthful Bassanio, so when Bassanio asks for 3000 ducats, Antonio says yes before knowing it's to sue for the hand of Portia. His capital tied up in merchant ships at sea, Antonio must go to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender he reviles. Shylock wraps his grudge in kindness, offering a three-month loan at no interest, but if not repaid, Antonio will owe a pound of flesh. The Jew's daughter elopes with a Christian, whetting Shylock's hatred. While Bassanio's away wooing Portia, Antonio's ships founder, and Shylock demands his pound of flesh. With court assembled and a judgment due, Portia swings into action to save Bassanio's friend. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
    Film by Mike Hodges (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Production designer Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed suicide. Charlotte Rampling is his old girlfriend who owns a restaurant. Boad is the villain responsible for the bad things that happened to Will's brother. Written by Andrea Barney <andrea808@hotmail.com>

  • Quicksand

    Quicksand (2003)
    Film by John Mackenzie (Drama, Crime and Thriller) Production designer The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities. Written by Anonymous

  • Before You Go

    Before You Go (2002)
    Film by Lewis Gilbert (Comedy and Drama) Production designer The imperfect lives of three sisters are revealed at their unloved mother's funeral.

  • Puckoon

    Puckoon (2002)
    Film by Terence Ryan (Comedy) Production designer Puckoon is a wee Irish village that gets caught up in an argument about where the border separating Northern Ireland from Ireland should be. Keen to get the matter sorted before the pubs close, a random borderline is wrestled on the map of the Emerald Isle and Puckoon gets divided as well - literally. As the barbed wire fences and Army checkpoints go up overnight, suddenly people cannot get to their outhouses or walk from one side of the street to the other. It has some advantages - everyone squeezes into the tiniest corner of the pub because it is in Northern Ireland territory where the beer is cheaper, but worst of all is the church and its graveyard. Now the newly deceased need a valid passport, renewable every year, if they want to be buried "across the border". A plan is hatched to return the newly dead back to Ireland. At the same time, a plan is hatched to smuggle explosives in coffins to Northern Ireland with, as they say, hilarious results. Written by <jbartlett2000@hotmail;com>

  • Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit (2000)
    Film by Martin Campbell (Action, Adventure, Drama and Thriller) Production designer A high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett, who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie, and her summit team in a race against time. The team is trapped in an icy grave at 26,000 feet - a death zone above the vertical limit of endurance where the human body cannot survive for long. Every second counts as Peter enlists the help of a crew of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountain man Montgomery Wick, to ascend the chilling might of the world's most feared peak to save her. Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • My Life So Far

    My Life So Far (1999)
    Film by Hugh Hudson (Biography, Comedy and Drama) Art department Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors hoping to impress the young woman, including an aviator. When the elder woman's son shows up at the estate with his French fiancé, everything gets thrown into turmoil. The young boy takes a sudden interest in her sexual allure and his father is disturbed by his own non-Victorian feelings. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet (1998)
    Television (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Production designer Michael Colefield is unwillingly thrust into the nightmarish world of vampires when he discovers a secret government organisation operating undercover within the police when his friend Jack disappears under suspicious circumstances on the eve of his wedding. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

  • Croupier

    Croupier (1998)
    Film by Mike Hodges (Crime and Drama) Production designer Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer going nowhere fast. To make ends meet, and against his better judgement, he takes a job as a croupier. He finds himself drawn into the casino world and the job gradually takes over his life; his relationship with girlfriend Marion begins to deteriorate. One gambler in particular catches his attention: Jani, whom he starts to see outside of working hours - a serious violation of casino rules. Jani is down on her luck; under pressure from her creditors she approaches Jack, asking him to be the inside man for a planned heist at the casino. Jack carefully considers the odds; it all looks so simple, but even a professional like Jack can't predict the cards he will be dealt. Written by Anonymous

  • Hostile Waters

    Hostile Waters (1997)
    TV Movie by David Drury (Thriller) Production designer The True story of how an antiquated Russian Project 667a "Yankee" Class Submarine, K-219 collides with a Hunter Killer "Los Angeles" Class American submarine causing a leakage in the K-219's missile bays, almost leading to nuclear meltdown in it's reactors off the shores of Bermuda. Written by Naashak

  • Richard III

    Richard III (1995)
    Film by Richard Loncraine (Drama and War) Miscellaneous Crew, Visual effects William Shakespeare's classic play is brought into the present with the setting as Great Britian in the 1930s. Civil war has erupted with the House of Lancaster on one side, claiming the right to the British throne and hoping to bring freedom to the country. Opposing is the House of York, commanded by the infamous Richard who rules over a fascist government and hopes to install himself as a dictator monarch. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

  • Cast a Deadly Spell

    Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
    TV Movie by Martin Campbell (Comedy, Fantasy, Horror and Mystery) Production designer In 1948 Los Angeles, everyone uses magic- everyone except hard-boiled private detective H. Phillip Lovecraft, who refuses for "personal reasons." Lovecraft is hired by a mysterious rich man to recover a stolen book, the Necronomicon. Investigating, he finds that the book holds the key to taking over the world by magical means, releasing the "Old Ones". (Contains several in-jokes to H.P. Lovecraft's horror fiction and also the hard-boiled detective genre.) Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black (1989)
    TV Movie by Herbert Wise (Horror and Mystery) Production designer When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing. Ignoring the towns-people's cryptic warnings, he goes to the house where he discovers its horrible history and becomes ensnared in its even more horrible legacy. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

  • Bellman and True

    Bellman and True (1987)
    Film by Richard Loncraine (Crime and Drama) Production designer Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last of the robbers. But now they've traced him and his son to London. They hold the son hostage and force Hiller to decode the information about the alarm and then to take part in the robbery. Written by Anonymous

  • Revolution

    Revolution (1985)
    Film by Hugh Hudson (Adventure, Drama, History and War) Art director New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur. Written by William Agee <wa0521@broncho.ucok.edu>

  • Bullshot Crummond

    Bullshot Crummond (1983)
    Film Special effects

  • Time Bandits

    Time Bandits (1981)
    Film by Terry Gilliam (Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Special effects A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil. Written by Zaphod <aaa@scs.leeds.ac.uk>

  • The Martian Chronicles

    The Martian Chronicles (1980)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Visual effects Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are hypnotized into believing that they have landed in the childhood community of their leader and have been reunited with deceased family and friends, and they are poisoned by the Martians. Col. John Wilder leads a third expedition and learns that a chicken pox virus brought to Mars by the first two expeditions has almost eradicated the Martian population. A member of Wilder's team becomes obsessed with protecting Mars from Earthman and murders some of the others in Wilder's party, before Wilder kills him. Colonists arrive on Mars to settle, among them priests seeking God, and a lone Martian masquerades as the most desired persons of various settlers. Global war on Earth reduces man's natal planet to radioactive waste, and most of the settlers returned there prior to the holocaust. Wilder struggles to ... Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

  • Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon (1980)
    Film Special effects

  • The Shining

    The Shining (1980)
    Film Special effects

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