Grace Westwood

Grace Westwood
A Very English Scandal, BBC Drama

A Very English Scandal, BBC Drama

A Very English Scandal, BBC Drama

I have recently been the art department runner on a major TV drama, A Very English Scandal, Dir.Stephen Frears (2017) 

I was responsible for the organising of the art department office and its materials, placing orders, receiving/making deliveries, as well as completing art department money allowance forms. 

During the position, I was also required to help each member of the team to ensure deadlines were reached. This meant regularly assisting in the measuring of rooms and recording of spacial features (for example radiators and wall sockets).

My work varied greatly from one day to the next. I was able to make a multitude of props during my time on the production, working with the graphic and props departments. Working on location for a lot of the shooting period, I was also put in charge of box cover-ups, which meant working with the set painters and art director. 

When working in the office, I was also able to make a white card model for one of the sets, as well as complete a technical drawing for a location that required dressing. I very much enjoyed the responsibility of this, and the opportunity to work closely with the Art Director to meet all technical requirements. 

The experience of working in a busy art department on this period shoot was fantastic. It was the perfect environment to develop my skills and knowledge, and I very much look forward to my next opportunity to work in the art department for TV. 

A Very English Scandal. Designer, Helen Scott (2017)