Keynote Speaker

Hannah Beachler is a prolific production designer with an affinity for evocative designs and visuals. She crafts unique emotional landscapes for every story.

Most recently, Beachler designed Marvel’s Black Panther for director Ryan Coogler, which just became the 10th-highest grossing film of all time. She previously collaborated with Coogler on: Creed, the spinoff from the Rocky film series starring Sylvester Stallone; and Fruitvale Station, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival breakout film and winner of the Prix de L’Avenir in the Un Certain Regard competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Beachler also collaborated with director Barry Jenkins on the 2017 Best Picture Oscar-winning film, Moonlight, a coming-of-age tale that transcends traditional genre boundaries. The film was named one of the top 25 movies of the 21st century by the New York Times.

In 2016, Beachler designed Beyoncé’s stunning visual concept album Lemonade and took home the 2017 Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for Awards or Event Special and earned a 2016 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Nonfiction Event Or Award Special.

Current collaborators include: Academy Award-nominated director Dee Rees, Grammy and Emmy-nominated director Khalil Joseph, Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison, prolific cinematographers Maryse Alberti and Malik Sayeed, and legendary Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood.

Based in New Orleans, she is represented in the United States by DDA.


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