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Page from Thérèse Deprez’s scrapbook for Summer of Sam

Esopus 6 (Spring 2006)

Thérèse Deprez: Production Designer

By Thérèse Deprez

Production designer Thérèse DePrez shares one of the scrapbooks she typically packs with research photos, sketches, paint samples, and elevation drawings (in this case, for Spike Lee’s 1999 film Summer of Sam, for which she imbued block after New York City block with a late ’70s look and feel). Includes a removable 10" x 32" foldout.

Thérèse DePrez has served as production designer for more than 20 films, including Black Swan, High Fidelity, Dark Water, and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. In 1997, she won a Special Recognition Award from the Sundance Film Festival, and in 2003, she served as a short film juror at the festival. Deprez also designed David Bowie’s world concert tour in 2005. She lives in Brooklyn.