Andrew McAlpine is an International Production Designer known mainly for his extensive work in cinema.

However during his formative years he co-founded his own Theatre company, Commonstock, whom he collaborated with for 7 years. He then expanded his skills by working with many other established Theatre and Opera Directers along with Choreographers such as Sally Potter, Richard Alston and Pip Simmons. etc.
Having graduated with an MFA in Fine Arts, Andrew received a Gulbenkian grant to create some breakthrough work in Holography. The concept of illusion as a journey has also lead Andrew to collaborate with other artists such as Juan Munoz at the Tate Modern, London, UK, and Architects Branson and Coates with whom he created Journey through The Body, for the Millenium Dome. Recent projects are for sustainable Eco Hotels and with architects The Manser Practice with whom he is developing Rockflower.
Andrew is best known for the 35 Feature Films that he has made over the past 25 years. Films such as “Sid and Nancy” directed by Alex Cox. “The Piano” directed by Jane Campion for which he won an AFI and Bafta award. “Clockers” directed by Spike Lee and “The Beach” directed by Danny Boyle, etc. Commensurate to these films he has designed many Commercials and Pop Promos. These mediums have allowed us to see Andrew’s vision at it’s visceral best. As a New Zealander it’s no surprise that gardening grows out of his heart and helps in healing todays anguish. Member : USA Green Card Holder. IATSE local 800.


BAFTA Awards 

Winner BAFTA Film Award
Best Production Design
The Piano (1993)

20/20 Awards

2014 Nominee Felix
Best Art Direction
The Piano (1993)

Australian Film Institute

1993 Winner AFI Award
Best Achievement in Production Design
The Piano(1993)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

1993 Nominee ACCA
Best Production Design
The Piano(1993)

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2010 Nominee Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Technical/Artistic Achievement
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Production Design

New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)

2011 Nominee Film Award
Best Production Design in a Feature Film
Love Birds (2011)

2009 Nominee Film Award
Best Production Design in a Feature Film
Dean Spanley (2008)


Listen to the RNZ Broadcast
Interview with Andrew Mc Alpine
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The Piano, 25 years after. Featurette for the 25th anniversary re-release of Jane Campion’s “the Piano”.



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