Marian Wihak is an award winning multi-disciplinary designer-artist working in film, television, theatre and visual art. She has won 4 Awards for Best Production Design, and has been nominated numerous times, including a 2020 Canadian Screen Award Nomination Best Production Design for her work on STAND!

 

Recent features include Lori Evans-Taylor's psychological thriller Bed Rest (releasing July 2022), Agam Darshi's celebrated dramedy Donkeyhead (Array for Netflix January 2022); Amy Jo Johnson's  black comedy Tammy’s Always Dying, starring Felicity Huffman; Craig Pryce's The Marijuana Conspiracy set in 1972 Toronto; STAND! a musical set in 1919 Winnipeg, directed by Rob Adetuyi ; and Love Jacked, a romantic comedy shot in Toronto and Cape Town.

 

Marian has frequently collaborated with multi-award winning Director Larry Weinstein on unique music-centric projects including Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill (Gemini Award for Best Production Design), and twice worked with Oscar nominated director Agnieszka Holland.

 

Marian excels at designing a diverse and varied range of productions from period to contemporary, edgy to lyrical, from feature films to shorts. She has worked across Canada as well as in New York, Poland and South Africa. Born and raised in the vast Western plains of Saskatchewan, and originally trained in theatre design, Marian has traveled extensively, including having studied painting and art history in Florence. Always in search of new inspiration and challenges, in 2010 she returned to graduate school in order to integrate her visual art practice with her design practice, earning an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design.

ABOUT MARIAN

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

STAND!

NOMINEE - CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2020

 

THE GOOD WITCH's WONDER

NOMINEE- DGC BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2014

 

LEISURE SOCIETY

NOMINEE - DORA THEATRE AWARDS OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN 2005

 

HEYDAY!

NOMINEE - GEMINI BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2006 

 

PIT PONY

WINNER - GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 1998

 

SEPTEMBER SONGS: THE MUSIC OF KURT WEIL

WINNERGEMINI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 1997

 

GROUNDLING MARSH

WINNER - GOLD MEDAL PRODUCTION DESIGN, NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL 1994

 

THE SQAUMISH FIVE

NOMINEE - GEMINI BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 1989

 

WAR BRIDES

WINNER - BIJOUX AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 1981

 

AFFILIATED AWARDS & NOMINATIONS (designed by Marian)

LOVE JACKED

WINNER - BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE, PAN AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

DREAMING OF A  JEWISH CHRISTMAS

WINNER - CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION  BY LARRY WEINSTEIN  2019

WINNER - CZECH CRYSTAL, BEST MUSIC  DANCE DOCUMENTARY - GOLDEN PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL 2018

NOMINEE - 46th INTERNATIONAL EMMY BEST ARTS PROGRAM

MILGAARD

WINNER - GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST TV FILM 1999