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Charlie St Cloud

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 posted by james

Charlie Title Shot

Through the summer of 2009 I worked in the art department of Charlie St Cloud. Among all the great tasks to be given I was asked to populate Charlie’s life with drawings of boats – in his cabin, in his work space, and in his sketch book. Most of the drawings will never see the screen, but I enjoyed spending much of the summer near the water.

I saw the trailer for the film last week for the first time. Looks good and I’m happy to see my drawings incorporated into the title shot!

The trailer for the movie can be seen on the Apple trailers page or at the official movie site:



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The Hole 3D: Furniture Design

Sunday, November 22, 2009 posted by james

While I spent a large amount of my time filling Dane’s Sketchbooks I did also contribute to some of the set design – in particular I designed allt he furniture for the nightmare version Brownstone living room. With all the planes on the set warping as if in a funhouse, the furniture needed to follow suit. Top and bottom are my original drawings for the furniture and in the middle is a photo taken on set.


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The Hole 3D: Dane’s Sketches

Saturday, November 14, 2009 posted by james

In The Hole, the lead character – Dane – carries around a sketch book where ever he goes. I enjoyed my role as illustrator for these sketchbooks since I was able to lose myself in filling page after page of sketches of Dane’s surroundings, friends and family.

The illustration styles range form early sketch work through to pencil renderings to a sort of hall of mirrors distortion of reality that foreshadows some of the later scenes in the film.

Here are some examples of the drawings that adorne Dane’s room:


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The Hole Wins at Venice and Toronto Film Festivals

Friday, September 18, 2009 posted by james

Through the end of 2008 and early 2009 I worked on The Hole, providing illustrations for the lead character who takes his sketch books with him everywhere he goes.

The Hole is about a single mom and her two boys moving to a small town where the boys and their neighbour find a hole in the basement which unleashes evil to this world.

Given the current popularity of 3D films I’m excited to share with you that The Hole won best 3D film at the Venice Film Festival.


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