The short film distribution company Atom Films hired me to create a walk-in lounge for Sundance 1999 in a horrid mess of a Chinese Restaurant on Main Street in Park City, Utah. The request was a cool Soho loft feel on a limited budget and two days for the transformation.
  We broomed out the restaurant stuff, tore up the jade carpet, buried most of the walls behind semi-visible steel studs and white or translucent corrugated fiberglass and vacu-form brick walls, and brought in all the mid-century Scandinavian and 60's mod we could find at short notice.
  We hid the crummy plastic Chinese restaurant columns and arch inside a translucent corrugated fiberglass and steel portal with red neon inside, since one of the clients requests was a sort of a whorehouse lounge in which press interviews could be held.
  Here is the whorehouse-style boudoir the client requested for press interviews. The manequin heads throughout the venue were our way to deal with the dozens of headphones provided for listening to, and viewing featured short films on the several video screens. The entire bed and all the bedding was custom made and dripping with rhinestones, including the yellow chiffon shroud, held aloft by sock-monkey cherubs. 
  Another view of the whorehouse-style boudoir the client requested for press interviews.
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