Colin Gibson (production designer)

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Colin Gibson is an Australian production designer. He is known for his collaborations with George Miller, including Babe , Babe 2: Pig in the City , Happy Feet , Happy Feet Two , and Mad Max: Fury Road , the latter of which resulted in winning the Academy Award for Best Production Design and an AACTA Award. Gibson's other work includes The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert , for which he shared a BAFTA award nomination with Owen Paterson.



Colin Gibson designed the bus for the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert [1] and all the vehicles in Mad Max: Fury Road. [2] He joined the production of the latter film in 2000, and first began building cars in 2003. The film soon entered development hell and did not resume production until 2011. [3] Director George Miller insisted that all the vehicles and props be fully functional, including a flame-throwing guitar that was played live. [4]


1995 British Academy Film Awards BAFTA Award for Best Production Design Nominated The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert [5]
2015 Hollywood Film Awards Hollywood Production Design AwardWon Mad Max: Fury Road [6]
2015 AACTA Awards AACTA Award for Best Production Design Won [7]
2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Art Direction Won Mad Max: Fury Road [8]
2016 Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Production Design Won Mad Max: Fury Road [9]
2020AACTA AwardsAACTA Award for Best Production Design in TelevisionNominated Operation Buffalo

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