Production designers are responsible for the visual concept of a film, television or theatre production. They work closely with the director or producer.
Hannah Beachler is the creative mastermind behind the fictitious country everyone wants to pack their bags and visit, Black Panther’s Wakanda.
If you’ve seen Fruitvale Station, Moonlight or Beyoncé’s magnum opus, Lemonade, then you’ve enjoyed Hannah Beachler’s work. From the opening credits to the final shot, the Hollywood production designer creates unforgettable worlds for viewers.
Beachler has one of the most underappreciated jobs in the film industry. But make no mistake: Her role is crucial. “It’s my job to make the director’s vision come to life,” she says. However, her route to success has hardly been a straight shot. Here, Beachler takes us through the winding roads that led to her enviable position.
Click here to read more about how Hannah’s career came to be (HT Jihan Thompson).