Colin Gibson


Biography

Academy Award-winning production designer Colin Gibson created the visual worlds that characterize many acclaimed movies. Though his distinct perspective made him famous in the realm of art direction, he actually began his career in entertainment as a theater actor. It was only after he landed a brief chance to help out the props department one day, early in his career, that he realized ...

Biography

Academy Award-winning production designer Colin Gibson created the visual worlds that characterize many acclaimed movies. Though his distinct perspective made him famous in the realm of art direction, he actually began his career in entertainment as a theater actor. It was only after he landed a brief chance to help out the props department one day, early in his career, that he realized his true talents lay behind the scenes. He began working on props for Australian films like "Fighting Back" (1982) and "Ghosts CAN Do It" (1987), before eventually taking on a job as senior art director on "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994). By 1995, he was art directing the international smash "Babe" (1995), a whimsical film about a young pig that learns to herd sheep. Gibson used a Golden Book from his childhood as the basis for the film's fairy tale-esque color palette. He would return to art direct the film's sequel, "Babe: Pig in the City" (1998) as well. Gibson segued into production design on the Australian drama "Serenades" (2001). He would go on to serve as production designer on the series "Dangerous" (FOXTEL, 2007) and the film "Careless Love" (2012) before reteamed with "Babe" director George Miller for the smash hit "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015), for which he designed countless otherworldly cars and other objects for the creatively inundating dystopian sci-fi production.

Life Events

1982

Worked in the props department on "Fighting Back."

1988

Served as the senior art director on "Young Einstein."

1994

Served as the senior art director on "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."

1995

Won international acclaim as the art director for the movie "Babe."

1998

Was the art director for "Babe: Pig in the City."

2001

Served as production designer on "Serenades."

2007

Production designed the Australian series "Dangerous."

2012

Served as production designer on "Serenades."

2016

Won an Academy Award as production designer on "Mad Max: Fury Road."

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