Jeff Schell

Jeff Schell

Production Designer and Art Director

London, England

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About Jeff


Jeff's career started after graduating with a five-year Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He worked for Frank Gehry and Associates before starting his film career under various L.A. based production designers (Nigel Phelps, Michael White) as a set designer/art director.

Moving into film he spent the next 16 years working on features, commercials and music videos. His film work includes large-scale features including "The Rock" (Asst. Art Director) and "Tombstone." Independent films include "Scotch & Milk" and Nicholas Roeg's "Full Body Massage." Jeff has also accumulated many music video projects over the years, but the majority of his work is in commercials—he knows the process well.

His multi-dimensional experiences—from working in the architectural field, to working with cutting edge film directors and ad agencies—have given him the confidence to develop solutions that are multi-faceted and incorporate all of the elements of a great product/experience.

Unique traits: Member of the British Film Designers Guild (BFDG)

Credits

  • Strange Nature

    Strange Nature (2017)
    Film (Horror) Production designer Based on a true unsolved ecological mystery, thousands of hideously deformed frogs have turned up in the waters of Minnesota. As seen through the eyes of a one hit wonder single-mother and her 11-year old son, a small town struggles with the unknown when the deadly mutations move beyond the ponds.

  • The Good Ones Are Always Taken

    The Good Ones Are Always Taken (2016)
    Film (Fantasy and Short) Production designer Josh is haunted by night terrors after his wife's death. Renée, a host of his favorite radio station, wants to help him and bring him closer to her. But who is she really? And what does help mean in her world?

  • The Hatton Garden Job

    The Hatton Garden Job (2016)
    Film (Crime) Production designer Add a Plot »

  • Death Lies on Her

    Death Lies on Her (2016)
    Film (Fantasy and Short) Production designer Death Lies on Her is a romantic horror high concept thriller. Romeo and Juliet battle to survive in terrifying, dystopian London. The star-crossed lovers are locked in a deadly struggle of survival with an incurable virus which threatens to destroy their world. On their journey in this dark and horrific story is the tale of their tragic, bitter-sweet romance, in their strange and dangerous world. Will their love hold out? Can they overcome their challenges?

  • Arifa

    Arifa (2016)
    Film (Drama) Production designer 28 year-old Arifa reaches a crisis in her life when the escalation of her feelings for intriguing but dodgy ‘professional’ gamer, Robert, coincides with the sudden reappearance of her estranged father Hamid.

  • True Monsters

    True Monsters (2015)
    Television (Documentary and Horror) Art department From the devil himself to a vengeful ghost from Japanese urban legend, True Monsters seeks to find some truth behind infamous monsters in myth and legend.

  • Scotch and Milk

    Scotch and Milk (1998)
    Film Production designer A brooding self-styled swinger obsessed with things from the 1950's loses himself in booze and night clubbing amongst similar other men. Meanwhile he pines for the woman he really loves, but is incapable of establishing a meaningful relationship with. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Infinity

    Infinity (1996)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Art director As a young boy, Richard was fascinated with science and objects in motion. This wonderment was reinforced through the efforts of his father. The only thing that mattered as much as science, and his family, was Arline, whom he met when they were both in school. But fate can often be cruel and Arline is found to be stricken by Tuberculosis. Undaunted, Richard studies the disease as he studies science in hopes of curing her. When her disease is in remission, they marry and he proceeds on to college where his studies and the war lead him to Los Alamos to work on the Manhattan Project. While Richard is intrigued with the solution to the project, he is also concerned with the outcome and saddened with the failing health of Arline. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

  • The Rock

    The Rock (1996)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Art department Stanley Goodspeed, who lives in Washington D.C., is a biochemist who works for the FBI. Soon after his fiancée Carla Pestalozzi announces that she is pregnant, Stanley gets a call from FBI director James Womack. Womack tells Stanley that San Francisco's Alcatraz Island has been taken hostage, along with 81 tourists, by marine General Francis Xavier Hummel who, for years, has been protesting the government's refusal to pay benefits to families of war veterans who died during covert military operations. The death of his wife Barbara Hummel on March 9, 1995 drove General Hummel over the edge, and now he's holding hostages in order to get his point across. Stanley is needed because General Hummel has stolen some VX gas warheads and has announced that he will launch them onto San Francisco unless his demands are met. Stanley knows how to disarm the bombs, but Stanley needs someone who knows Alcatraz well enough to get him inside. That man is former British intelligence agent John Patrick ... Written by Todd Baldridge

  • Full Body Massage

    Full Body Massage (1995)
    TV Movie (Drama) Production designer Nina, a successful but world-weary art dealer, is surprised to find that her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a substitute - Fitch - to provide her with her regular weekly massage at her home. Nina and Fitch find that they are both mutually attracted, and annoy one another a great deal. Their differences of temperament and lifestyle create friction, and they find their similarities nearly as grating. Through flashbacks we learn how Nina and Fitch have arrived at this meeting, and see that perhaps they have enough common ground to learn some important lessons from each other. Written by David E. Frank <def@cray.com>

  • Undercover Heat

    Undercover Heat (1995)
    Video (Mystery and Thriller) Production designer A female cop goes undercover in a high price whorehouse to find a murderer and discovers she likes the assignment more than she should. Written by Mark Hanford <hanford@primenet.com>

  • Dragstrip Girl

    Dragstrip Girl (1994)
    TV Movie (Drama) Art director Johnny is a bad guy whom is trying to go straight whom becomes smitten with Laura, a wealthy good girl whom is rebelling against her parents by pretending to go steady with him, all set among the backdrop of 1950s Los Angeles.

  • Rebel Highway

    Rebel Highway (1994)
    Television (Drama) Art director A series of made-for-TV movies inspired by B-movies of the 1950s.

  • Motorcycle Gang

    Motorcycle Gang (1994)
    TV Movie (Action) Art director Cal and his family are driving to their new home in California and are terrorized by a motorcycle gang along the highway.

  • Roadracers

    Roadracers (1994)
    TV Movie (Action and Drama) Art director Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

  • Tombstone

    Tombstone (1993)
    Film (Action, Biography, Drama, History and 2 More) Art department After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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