About me

Valentina Serebrennikova

Summary

Production Designer, Art Director, Costume Designer and Art Department all-rounder,working across film, theatre, television, music videos and advertising

Skills and Experience

  • Experience as a production and costume designer for film.
  • Extensive experience as professional stage and costume designer creating design for over 30 theatre productions.
  • Collaborated with State Academic Repertoire theatres as well as independent contemporary theatre companies in Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Extensive Research skills / Sourcing of props and dressings skills.
  • Very confident Hand drawing / Digital drawing / Scenic painting skills.
  • Solid Computer skills (Office, Adobe products including Photoshop and Illustrator).
  • Advanced Prop making / Sculpture / Costume making / Sewing skills.

CV

Education

  • 2017 – 2018 Master of Production Design for Screen,
    Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2005 – 2010 Bachelor of Theatre (Stage Design)
    Department of stage design and theatre technology,
    Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, Russia
  • 2003 – 2005 Bachelor of Costume design (Fashion)
    Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, Russia
  • 1999 – 2003 Diplomas in Stage design (Scenic painting)
    Art College, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • 2013 – The ‘Golden Mask’ award ‘Best Show in small forms’.
  • 2010 – Awarded by the President of the Russian Federation to support talented youth.
  • 2008 and 2009 – Winner of the Government Grant of Saint Petersburg. The nomination was ‘Scenography, theatre costumes, puppets’.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the State Union of Russian Artists

Film Credits

YEARTITLEPOSITION
2018GLITCH 
TV series, Matchbox Pictures & ABC for Netflix
Production designer Paddy Reardon
Art Director Adele Flere 
Art Department Intern    
2018THE WHISTLEBLOWER 
Feature film, Perfect Village Entertainment & Screen Australia
Production designer Jeff Thorp
Art Director Patrick Bennet
Art Director Maxine Dennet 
Art Department intern    
2018STATMAN 
Short film, VCA
Director Tom Kerrigan
Production designer
2018HIS HAND
Short film, VCA
Director Phillip Klimek
Production designer Andrew Crane
Art Director
2018RAIN CAME, AND THEN SHADOWS 
Short film, VCA
Director Conor O’Brien 
Production designer, 
Costume Designer
2018JUDY AND PUNCH 
Feature film, Blue-Tongue Films, Vice Media
Production Designer Jo Ford
Art Director Adele Flere 
Set Decorator Assistant – Intern
   2018LAST TIME I SAW YOU 
Short film, Tropfest
Director Damian McLindon
Production Designer Elena Lion Dawson 
Art director
2018DISCLOSURE  
Feature film, Disclosure Production
Production designer Juliet John 
Standby props – Intern
2017WATER ON THE BRAIN 
Short film, VCA
Costume designer, 
Prop master
2017AN ACT OF LOVE 
Short film, VCA
Director Lucy Knox 
Set dresser, 
Stand By props
2017NEON NORTH: Sacrifice 
Short film, VCA
Director Phoebe Nell Williams 
Costume adviser
2017CASSINI 
Short film, VCA
Director Jack Rintoul 
Art Department Assistant
2008STRANGE GAMES   
Short film, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television
Director Kate Akimova 
Production Designer,
Costume Designer
2007THE CHAIR  
Short film, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television
Director Alex Kichalov 
Production Designer
2007THE POEM ABOUT PEEING CUPID  
Short film, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television
Director Michael Patlasov 
Production Designer,
Costume Designer
2006CHILDHOOD (based by novel Gorky Childhood) 
Short film, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television
Director Abdul Suleymanov  
Production Designer,
Costume Designer

*Theatre Credits and list of Exhibitions are available by request

**For all my works, please see Portfolio.

Exhibitions

  • Curator and member of the Russian school of scenography exposition at the international festival of scenography ‘PQ-2011 Prague’
  • Participation in Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Stage Design, 2007
  • Permanent participant in the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists, section of stage and screen and in other professional forums
  • The author of the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art ‘Erarta’ Saint Petersburg, Russia. Art Object ‘Perpetual Motion’, installation “Theatre of one picture-Nostalgia”