DANIEL BIRT | SET DECORATOR
Invited to the production design branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences in 2019, Daniel Birt is an internationally recognized set decorator working across film and television.
His projects include the adaptation of the Man Booker prize winning novel
THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton, for Working Title/BBC2, the Universal Pictures action blockbuster THE MUMMY, GHOST IN THE SHELL (assistant set decorator)
and comedy ACTION POINT.
Daniel has worked on large scale projects internationally and has extensive experience across a range of genre and period. He decorated the acclaimed CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 2: SWORD OF DESTINY, the sci-fi epic CHAPPIE directed by Neill Blomkamp and EMPEROR, the 2012 film about the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. He undertook the set decoration on the Warner Bros classic YOGI BEAR.
Daniel is a professional member of The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), BAFTA Los Angeles, the British Film Designers Guild (BFDG) and the Australian Production Design Guild (APDG). He is a graduate of The University of Waikato (film major) and completed industry training through the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).
In 2016, he received a nomination from the British Film Designers Guild award for Best Production Design
for his set decoration on the action film 6 DAYS and in 2020 won the New Zealand Television Award for Best Production Design for his decoration work on the Mini Series THE LUMINARIES.
Daniel recently completed filming in Japan and Thailand on the Netflix film KATE, directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harelson and the Netflix film SLUMBERLAND directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jason Momoa.
Daniel is managed by Dawn Sohigian productions in the US.