The Get Down
Recreated the Birth of Hip-Hop
Baz Luhrmann’s resplendent, hyperactive Netflix series The Get Down documents hip-hop in the days before it was officially recognized. The story takes place in the colorful, graffiti-strewn Bronx of 1977.
My role was designing period sets that served as backdrops.
New York City Timeline
Some of the design references for The Get Down were Blaxploitation films, epic Hollywood musicals, the grainy melancholy of stock footage, and the clash between reality and fantasy in 1970s dramas like Saturday Night Fever.
A Collage Without Prejudice
I designed a set for the exciting rooftop chase sequence in which fire, smoke, and crumbling buildings must be overcome by the lead character, Shaolin (played by Shameik Moore). Shaolin is a thrill-seeking child of the streets who jumps between building rooftops.