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Occupation  Production Designer
Art directed  Buffalo '66
Movies  Requiem for a Dream
Role  Production Designer
Name  James Chinlund

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Born  March 17, 1971 (age 44) (1971-03-17) New York City, New York, US
Awards  ADG Excellence in Production Design Award - Commercial, PSA, Promo, Music Videos
Nominations  ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards - Fantasy Film
Production designed  Requiem for a Dream, 25th Hour, The Final Cut, Storytelling, Auto Focus
Similar People  Jay Rabinowitz, Matthew Libatique, Judy Rhee, Alexandra Byrne, William Hoy

James Chinlund (born March 17, 1971) was born and raised in New York City. He studied Fine Art at CalArts in Los Angeles, with a focus on sculpture and large scale installation work. After graduating, Chinlund returned to New York and started his career in film, first as a carpenter, before finding opportunities as a Production Designer on music videos and independent films. During this period he first worked with frequent collaborator Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) in addition to other directors in the New York independent film world including: Todd Solondz (Storytelling), Paul Schrader (Auto Focus) and Spike Lee (25th Hour). Over the years James has been active in the worlds of commercials and fashion as well. Collaborators include: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Rupert Sanders, Spike Jonze, Fredrik Bond, Lance Acord, Gus Van Sant and Harmony Korine. In 2010 he won both the Art Directors Guild and the AICP awards for "Absolut World", a commercial collaboration with director Rupert Sanders. After a short break from features to care for his young daughter, Chinlund returned to the feature world in 2012 to work on The Avengers for Marvel which set a record for the highest grossing opening weekend of all time. In 2015 he was nominated for an Art Director’s Guild Award and the Saturn Award for his work on the Fox film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves. Most recently James has completed work on the next film in the Apes series War for the Planet of the Apes.


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  • 2009 Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a commercial or music video
  • 2010 AICP Honors for Visual Style
  • Filmography

  • Saturn (1999)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • Lift (2001)
  • Storytelling (film) (2001)
  • Auto Focus (2002)
  • 25th Hour (2002)
  • The Final Cut (2004)
  • The Fountain (2006)
  • Towelhead (2007)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • Press

  • Avengers deconstructed: Helicarrier, Stark Tower design secrets - LA Times May 24, 2012
  • Designing The Avengers: The Art of Marvel’s Most Ambitious Movie - io9 May 2, 2012
  • Brand new Avengers concept art takes us inside S.H.I.E.L.D.'s hardware! - io9 January 7, 2013
  • Production designer James Chinlund illuminates Puma "Lift" - Boards Magazine March 24, 2009
  • This Is How You Design the Avengers' Helicarrier - IGN May 24, 2012
  • Film Decor: The Avengers
  • Art Directors Guild Magazine
  • References

    James Chinlund Wikipedia

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