Melinda Doring

Since graduating with an MA in Film & TV Design from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 1998, Melinda Doring has designed a number of highly regarded Australian feature films and television projects.

Melinda’s most recent work includes The Newsreader, a six part drama series set within a commercial newsroom following an era of great change during the 80’s in Australia, directed by Emma Freeman and produced by Werner Productions; Stateless, a drama series produced by Dirty Films and Matchbox Productions for ABC, for which Melinda was awarded an AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Television; Palm Beach, a feature film written by Joanna Murrary-Smith and directed by Rachel Ward; Storm Boy, a remake of 1976 Australian classic, directed by Shawn Seet and Wake In Fright, Network Ten’s two part mini-series directed by Kriv Stenders and produced by Helen Bowden.

Additional selected projects include Berlin Syndrome, directed by longtime collaborator, Cate Shortland, for which Melinda received a nomination for Best Production Design AACTA Awards 2017; Strangerland, directed by Kim Farrant; The Sapphires, directed by Wayne Blair, the film received a standing ovation at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and for which Melinda was awarded an AACTA for Best Production Design; Tracks directed by John Curran which premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival; Underground, based on Julian Assange’s early years as a hacker, directed by Robert Connelly for Matchbox Pictures; The Slap, based on Christos Tsiolskas novel which gave her the opportunity to work with some incredible directors including Robert Connolly, Tony Ayers, Jessica Hobbs and Matt Saville; The Eye of The Storm, directed by the legendary Fred Schepisi, Melinda won the inaugural 2012 AACTA award for her work on this film; Oranges and Sunshine, a UK /Australian co-production for Sixteen Films and See Saw Pictures directed by Jim Loach; the UK/Australian co-production (Miramax/Tiger Aspect/Southern Light Films) The Boys Are Back, which called for a complete build of the central characters house. The film was shot on location in South Australia and London and directed by Scott Hicks; The Home Song Stories, directed by Tony Ayres another longtime collaborator, for which she won both an AFI award and an IF award for Best Production Design in 2007; Unfolding Florence, a feature documentary directed by Gillian Armstrong; the AFI awarded short feature by Porchlight Films Jewboy directed by Tony Krawitz and the critically acclaimed Somersault directed by Cate Shortland, for which Melinda won an AFI in 2004 for Best Production Design (the film was selected for Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2004).

Melinda Doring

Melinda Doring Credits

— The Newsreader

— Stateless

— Berlin Syndrome