MARIAN WIHAK  M.F.A., B.F.A.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

4 TIME PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD WINNER

  • Directors Guild of Canada  

  • IATSE 891

  • UK working visa 

 

SELECTED FEATURE FILMS

STAND!

2020 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINATION BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

directed by Rob Adetuyi, produced by Danny Schur, Jeff Peeler
period musical drama,1919


TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING
directed by Amy Jo Johnson, produced by Jessica Adams, Harry Cherniak, Martin Katz, Karen Wooky

contemporary drama

THE MARIJUANA CHRONICLES

directed by Craig Pryce, produced by Craig Pryce
period drama, 1972


LOVE JACKED
2018 BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE, PAN AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL
directed by Alfons Adetuy, produced by Alfons Adedtuyi/Inner City Films, Michael Auret/Spier Films contemporary

romantic comedy

SKYJACKER’S TALE

directed by Jamie Kastner, produced by Cave 7 Films

period docu-drama, 1970-80’s


THE SECRET DISCO REVOLUTION
directed by Jamie Kastner, produced by Cave 7 Films

period docu-drama,1970's

THE SHORTCUT

directed by Nicholaus Goosen, produced by Adam Sandler, Scott Sandler/Scary Madison, Kevin DeWalt/Minds Eye, Simon Edery/Indigo Motion Pictures
1945 to contemporary thriller/horror


JULIE WALKING HOME

directed by Agnieszka Holland, produced by ImX,The Film Works, Art OKO Film, Studio Film One
contemporary drama


TART
directed by Christina Wayne, produced by Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffth/Green Moon Productions, Interlite

contemporary drama

DINNER AT FRED’S

directed by Shawn Alex Thompson, produced by Jon Slan/Paragon, J. Todd Harris/Handmade Films

retro-contemporary romantic comedy


DOG PARK
directed by Bruce McCullough, produced by Lionsgate Films, Susan Cavan/Accent Entertainment

contemporary romantic comedy drama

HOUSE

directed by Laurie Lynd, produced by Karen Lee Hall/Water Pictures

contemporary drama


PARIS, FRANCE
directed by Jerry Ciccoritti, produced by Eric Norlen/Alliance

1960s to contemporary period drama

HURT PENGUINS

directed by Myra Fried & Robert Bergman, produced by Cold Feet, Norstar

contemporary romantic comedy drama


DEEP SLEEP
directed by Patricia Gruben, produced by Michael Lebowitz/Festival Films

contemporary drama

SELECTED TELEVISION PROJECTS

CHRISTMAS 9 to 5

directed by Jill Carter, produced by Arnie Zipursky/Neshama Entertainment, Danielle Von Zerneck, for Lifetime

contemporary romantic drama


A SWEET TASTE OF LOVE
directed by Jill Carter, produced by Ira Levy/Breakthrough, Michael Larkin, for Hallmark

contemporary romantic drama

DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS

NOMINATED FOR 2018 INTERNATIONAL EMMY BEST ARTS PROGRAM

directed by Larry Weinstein, produced by Riddle Films, for CBC
period docu-drama, 1967


FOR LOVE & HONOR
directed by Laurie Lynd, produced by David Anselmos, Brian Campbell, James Denton, for Hallmark

contemporary drama

HELLO IT’S ME

directed by Mark Jean, produced by Andrea Raffaghello, Janina Barrett, Frank Siracusa/Whizbang, Jon Eskanas, for Hallmark

contemporary romantic drama


THE GOOD WITCH season I (10 x 1 hour)
directed by Craig Pryce, Laurie Lynd, Don McBrearty, produced by Craig Pryce, Andrea Raffaghello, Frank Siracusa/Whizbang, Jon Eskenas, for Hallmark

contemporary family drama


THE GOOD WITCH’S WONDER
2014 DGC NOMINATION FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
directed by Craig Pryce, produced by Frank Siracusa, Andrea Raffaghello/Whizbang, Jon Eskenas, for Hallmark

contemporary family drama


THE GOOD WITCH’S DESTINY & THE GOOD WITCH'S CHARM
directed by Craig Pryce, produced by Frank Siracusa, Manny Danelon/Whizbang, Jon Eskenas, for Hallmark

contemporary family drama


THE GOOD WITCH’ S FAMILY
directed by Craig Pryce, produced by Frank Siracusa, Thom Pretak / Whizbang, Jon Eskenas, for Hallmark 

contemporary family drama


MULRONEY: THE OPERA
directed by Larry Weinstein, produced by Jessica Daniel/Rhombus Media
period musical, 1970s-2002


DOUBLE WEDDING
directed by Craig Pryce, for Lifetime
contemporary romantic drama


TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET
directed by Tim Matheson, produced by Mark Winemaker, Barbara Lieberman and Jon Maas, for Lifetime

contemporary drama


A GIRL LIKE ME:THE GWEN ARAUJO STORY
directed by Agnieszka Holland, produced by Zev Braun & Philip Krupp, for Lifetime
contemporary drama


HEYDAY
2006 GEMINI NOMINATION FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
directed by Gordon Pinsent, produced by Robin Cass, Anna Stratton, Paul Pope, for CBC
period drama, 1945


SIBS
directed by Laurie Lynd, produced by Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny/Sienna Films, for CBC
period comedy drama, 1960’s – 2000


WILD CARD (18 x 1 hour)
directed by various, produced by Bernie Lechowick, Lynn Marie Latham, for Lifetime
contemporary drama


COLD SQUAD season II redesign
directed by various, produced by Julia Keatley, Matt McLeod, Alliance, for CTV
contemporary police drama


FAST FOOD HIGH
directed by Nisha Ganatra, produced by Susan Cavan, Paul Brown, for CTV
contemporary drama

ZACK FILES

directed by various, produced by John Delmage, for YTV & Fox Family

contemporary family drama


BREAKFAST WITH DICK & DOROTHY
directed by Eleanor Lindo, produced by Fred Silverman, for Pax TV

contemporary drama

A TOUCH OF HOPE

directed by Craig Baxley, produced by Clara George, Ken Kaufman, for NBC

contemporary drama


DEEP IN MY HEART
directed by Anita Addison, produced by Frank Konigsberg, Chris Sacani, for CBS

period to contemporary drama, '60’s – '90’s

MILGAARD

1999 GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST FILM

directed by Stephen Williams, produced by Laszlo Barna, Alliance, for CTV
period to contemporary crime drama, '70's – '90's


DIDO AND AENEAS
directed by Barbara Willis Sweete & Mark Morris, produced by Niv Fichman/Rhombus Media, for CBC

special dance presentation

BURNT TOAST

directed by Larry Weinstein, produced by Jessica Daniel/Rhombus Media, Matt Homburg/ Marble Media, for CBC

special musical presentation


PIT PONY
1998 GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

directed by Eric Till, produced by Andrew Cochran for CBC period drama, 1910


SEPTEMBER SONGS: The Music of Kurt Weil
1997 GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (associate designer with Michael Levine)

directed by Larry Weinstein, produced by Niv Fichman /Rhombus Media

special musical presentation


GROUNDLING MARSH
1994 GOLD MEDAL PRODUCTION DESIGN, NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL 

directed by various, produced by John Delmage, Portfolio Films, for Disney puppets / fantasy

THE LEGEND OF GATOR FACE

directed by Vic Sarin, produced by Alan Mruvka, Marilyn Vance, for Showtime

contemporary family drama


FATAL VOWS
directed by John Powers, produced by Karen Danaher-Dorr, T. Hill, D. Hill, for CBS

contemporary thriller

ROAD TO AVONLEA Season II (13 x 1 hour)

directed by various, produced by Sullivan Films for CBC & Disney
period family drama, 1900’s


SQUAMISH FIVE

1989 GEMINI NOMINATION FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

directed by Paul Donovan, produced by Bernard Zukerman for CBC

period drama, 1980’s


AND THEN YOU DIE
directed by Francis Mankiewicz, produced by Bernard Zukerman

period crime world drama, 1980’s

WAR BRIDES

1981 BIJOUX AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

(co-designer with Barbara McLean)

directed by Martin Lavut, produced by Bill Gough, for CBC

period drama, 1940’s

SHORTS

CITY LIFE FILMS (Home Away, Baby Half Lie, Fading, Cul de Sac) 

produced by RT Thorne,Temple Street Films, Tara Woodbury 

 

AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN 

produced/directed by Shawn Alex Thompson for Bravo Shawn Alex Thompson


DEVILS DELIGHT 

directed by David New, produced by Larry Weinstein, for Bravo


LETTER FROM FRANCIS 

directed by Jane Thompson, produced by Daphne Ballon/Atlantis Films

period drama,1960's-70's


THAT SCATTERBRAIN BOOKY 

directed by Peter Moss, produced by Larry Raskin/Atlantis Films

period family drama, 1930's

SELECTED CREDITS AS ART DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR

LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN

directed by Paul McGuigan for Film Engine/ Ascendant Pictures/Capitol Films

art director on Toronto shoot, under production designer François Seguin


IT TAKES THREE TO TANGO 

Warner Bros / Village Roadshow. Starring Neve Campbell 

sketch artist/set designer under production designer David Nicholas

WHERE THE HEART IS 

directed by John Boorman for Silver Screen/Touchstone
1st assistant art director/set designer under production designer Carol Spier


LAKOTA 

Morgan Creek. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Philips
1st assistant art director/set designer under production designer Carol Spier 

 

MILLENNIUM 

directed by Michael Anderson, for Gladden Entertainment/Artisan Pictures

1st assistant art director/set designer under production designer Gene Rudolph

THEATRE DESIGN & OTHER

EXQUISITE VIBRATIONS 

directed by Alex Pauk/Esprit Orchestra (design consultant with Edward Burtynsky and John Price) 

ARMSTRONG’S WAR, PACAMAMBO, AMAZON DREAM, CLAUDIUS 

directed by Ken Gass/Canadian Rep Theatre

BETHUNE IMAGINED, FEATURING LORETTA, APPLE, THE LEISURE SOCIETY 

directed by Ken Gass/Factory Theatre

LEISURE SOCIETY DORA NOMINATION OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

EDUCATION


M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design, OCADU(2014), Toronto, Ontario
B.F.A. HONOURS in Theatre, University of Regina; Dalhousie University, Halifax; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Nova Scotia Technical College; Faculty of Architecture
OTHER: Fogo Island Visual Arts Residency; Banff Centre Visual Arts Residency; Studio Arts Central International, Florence, Italy (painting, drawing, art history, Italian); Banff School of Fine Arts (stagecraft)

VISUAL ART

In addition to her flm & theatre work, Marian has been the recipient of both Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council awards, and was a fnalist in the prestigious RBC Painting Competition. Her most recent work integrates her design and visual art practices to develop immersive and experiential environments, and Marian's painting work is in private, corporate and museum collections across Canada and in the United States.

 

Visit Marian's visual art website to learn more: www.marianwihak.com

CURRICULUM VITAE