VIFF Podcast: Academy Award-winning Production Designer Patrice Vermette on creating the epic sci-fi universes of DUNE

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On this episode of the VIFF podcast, we’re featuring a conversation from our year-round virtual Creator Talk series with Dune Production Designer, Patrice Vermette - who recently took home the Oscar for Best Production Design at the 94th Academy Awards.

When it comes to making movies, it’s a production designer’s job to transport audiences to a different world. But in the case of Denis Villeneuve’s epic sci-fi film Dune, that also involved creating entire planets.

To pull off the godlike feat, Villeneuve teamed with frequent collaborator and fellow Canadian Patrice Vermette, a two-time Oscar-nominee who has dreamed up the sets for films such as ArrivalSicario, and The Young Victoria.

Speaking to production designer, David Brisbin, Patrice shares his process and expertise in creating the incredibly detailed sets and immersive environments for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller, Dune.

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Recorded November 20, 2021.