Production Designer DANTE FERRETTI meticulously re-created late 19th-century New York in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence," for which he received his third Academy Award nomination. His previous two Oscar nominations were for Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet." Ferretti worked on five films with the late Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini: "Medea," "The Decameron," "The Canterbury Tales," "Arabian Nights" and "The 120 Days of Sodom." His work with Federico Fellini includes "City of Women," "And the Ship Sails On," "Ginger and Fred" and "The Voice of the Moon." Other film credits include Ettore Scola's "La Nuit de Varennes" and Jean-Jacques Annaud's "The Name of the Rose." He has also served as production designer for operas at La Scala in Milan and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Ferretti most recently began work on Martin Scorsese's "Casino" and is soon to have an exhibit of his design drawings mounted at the Louvre in Paris.
"Interview With The Vampire" is costume designer SANDY POWELL's fourth film with Stephen Woolley, following "The Pope Must Die," "The Miracle" and "The Crying Game," and her third collaboration with Neil Jordan.
After studying theatre design at London's Central School of Art, she began her career in film when the late Derek Jarman approached her at her St. Martins College of Art degree show to work with him on "Caravaggio." She then worked with Jarman on "The Last of England" and "Edward II" and for director Mike Figgis on "Stormy Monday."
In January, 1992, Powell received The Evening Standard Award for Best Technical Achievement for her work in "The Pope Must Die," "The Miracle" and "Edward II," repeating the award in 1993 for the stunning wardrobe she created for "Orlando," which also earned her an Academy Award nomination.
Editor MICK AUDSLEY rejoins Neil Jordan, for whom he cut "We're No Angels." Audsley has also worked extensively with director Stephen Frears on such films as "The Snapper," "Hero," "The Grifters," "Dangerous Liaisons," "Sammy & Rosie Get Laid," "Prick Up Your Ears," "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "The Hit." He has also edited Mike Newell's "Soursweet" and "Dance With a Stranger."
Multiple Academy Award-winner STAN WINSTON's name has become almost legendary among those who know the demands, complexity, and sophistication of state-of the-art special effects. He has been honored by the Academy for the dazzling effects in "Aliens," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Jurassic Park."
Raised in Arlington, Virginia, Winston studied art and drama at the University of Virginia, hoping to become an actor. He moved to Hollywood and applied to a make-up apprentice program while he waited for an acting break. One of only two chosen out of 200 applicants, Winston had found an outlet for his creative energies and in 1972 won his first Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in make-up for the television film "Gargoyles." Between 1973 and 1979, Winston was nominated for five more Emmys (three in one year) winning (with Rick Baker) in 1974 for "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman."
He graduated to film work with "The Wiz" and in 1981 was nominated for his first Oscar for "Heartbeeps," the first year make-up effects were recognized as an official category.
Winston collaborated with director James Cameron on "The Terminator"; "Aliens," which won him his first Oscar and the British BAFTA Award; and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," which won him his second Oscar and BAFTA Award. Winston was also Oscar-nominated for "Predator" and "Edward Scissorhands" and created the make-up for Danny De Vito's Penguin in "Batman Returns."
Winston has also directed the feature films "Pumpkinhead" and "The Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm."
Key Makeup artist MICHELE BURKE has twice received Academy Awards, for her work on "Quest For Fire" and on "Bram Stoker's Dracula." A native of Ireland, Burke studied in France and Spain before moving to Canada to pursue a career in languages. She made a professional detour into producing fashion shows, discovered an interest in makeup and began studying with various makeup artists in Canada.
After working on numerous low-budget horror films, which honed her abilities in creating prosthetic makeup, Burke began winning higher-profile assignments, including the NBC telefilm "JFK," as well as such motion pictures as "Shoot to Kill," "Dead Zone," "Iceman," "Clan of the Cave Bear" (which earned her an Oscar nomination), "Cyrano de Bergerac" (which earned her a British Academy Award and another Oscar nomination) and "The Color of Night," as well as the aformentioned "Quest For Fire" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula."
Composer ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL most recently wrote the score for "Cobb" and will soon follow with another Warner Bros. release, "Batman Forever." Goldenthal previously composed music for the features "Golden Gate," "Demolition Man," "Alien 3," "Grand Isle," "Drugstore Cowboy," "Criminal Justice" and "Pet Cemetery."