After completing a Fine Art degree in Sculpture at RMIT in Melbourne Australia, Kennedy trained in London as a scenic artist and model maker, which led her to Production Design. Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience in the Film and TV industry.
Feature films include The Castle, The Extra, The Dish, Oddball and Ride Like a Girl, the Michelle Payne story directed by Rachel Griffith. Amongst her television projects Kennedy has designed all five seasons of The Doctor Blake Mysteries. She has also designed for Offspring and Tangle, Chris Lilley's Angry Boys, We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High. Kennedy co-designed the telemovies Hawke, INXS Never Tear Us Apart, and Molly. Her work has been nominated for several awards including an AACTA and APDG for best production design. She designed both seasons of the 6 part series titled Bloom for Stan and also the TV series Hungry Ghosts for SBS and Matchbox which will screen in 2020.
A practicing visual artist, Carrie exhibits her work regularly.
Ben Morieson has been working in film and television for over 25 years. After graduating in Sculpture and experiencing 2 years of travel around the world, Morieson started his career in prop making and scenic art. His first job as Art Director on a feature was The Castle in 1996. He has since worked as a Production designer on projects ranging from small TV comedies to larger budget features including Oddball, The Dish, Bad Eggs.
For Morieson, one of the most engaging aspects of this work is to create great environments for actors and the director’s story telling. It starts with building a perfect art department, and then researching the stories behind the script. He enjoys the collaborative process in creating these character’s worlds, working very closely with the Director and DOP to make the brief and then bring it to life.
Projects include the telemovies Hawke (Nominated for an APDG award for best production design), Saved, INXS and Molly (Nominated for an AACTA for best Production Design for a series), and recent feature films Galore, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (nominated for a 2017 AACTA award for Best production design in a feature). Lowdown, The Ex PM, The Warriors, The Blake Mysteries TV movie, True Story S1 and 2, Mustangs and 5 Bedrooms 1 and 2 are more recent TV projects.