Design writings: Dezeen interviews Ex Machina production designer

“Alex Garland’s science-fiction movie Ex Machina features just one location: a tech billionaire’s minimalist hideaway in Alaska. Production designer Mark Digby told Dezeen how architecture was used to create the thriller’s clinical mood and provide a ‘seducing’ backdrop (+ slideshow + transcript).

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“‘It’s a very particular film,’ said Digby. ‘There are only three or four people in it and it’s all set in one house. There’s very little space to escape to somewhere else. So the house had to be important.'”

Dezeen’s Marcus Fairs provides an in depth interview with Mark Digby which covers the role of a production designer and how, at least in the world of film, hard, shiny surfaces are for bad guys.

Read the whole interview at Dezeen here.