Grant Major

Production Designer

After boning up on set design at TVNZ and the BBC, Palmerston North-born Grant Major has gone on to design movies for Peter Jackson and Niki Caro. His work as a production designer on epics Lord of the Rings and King Kong resulted in a run of international accolades, including an Academy Award for Return of the King.

I experimented a lot in the early days and learned a lot of lessons and made mistakes, and had successes. There's no equivalent to just doing it and getting better at it from a technical point of view. Grant Major, in a 2011 interview with Tom Lisowski

Interview

Grant Major: Oscar-winning designer...

Interview, 2012

Kiwi Christmas

2017, Co-Production Designer - Film

The Dead Lands

2014, Production Designer - Film

Not Set in Stone

2014, Art Director - Film

Mr Pip

2013, Production Designer - Film

Beyond the Edge

2013, Production Designer - Film

The Vintner's Luck

2009, Production Designer - Film

Dead Letters

2006, Production Designer - Short Film

King Kong

2005, Production Designer - Film

Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

2003, Subject - Television

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, Production Designer - Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, Production Designer - Film

Whale Rider

2002, Production Designer - Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Production Designer - Film

Memory and Desire

1998, Production Designer - Film

The Ugly

1997, Production Designer - Film

The Frighteners

1996, Production Designer - Film

Peach

1995, Production Designer - Short Film

Heavenly Creatures

1994, Production Designer - Film

A Game with No Rules

1993, Production Designer - Short Film

Jack Be Nimble

1993, Production Designer - Film

Logan Brewer - The Man Behind the Razmatazz

1991, Subject - Television

An Angel at My Table

1990, Production Designer - Film

The Grasscutter

1988, Art Director - Television

Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, Art Director - Television

Hanlon

1985, Art Director - Television

Sea Urchins

1980, Production Designer - Television

Children of Fire Mountain

1979, Production Designer - Television

Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Designer - Television