If you watched the Golden Globes last night, you would have watched Patricia Arquette take home the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series category for her role in “Escape at Dannemora,” which was produced and directed by Ben Stiller. The Showtime series premiered on November 18, 2018 and tells the true story of 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape in upstate New York. The series follows two convicted murders, Richard Matt played by Benicio del Toro and David Sweat played by Paul Dano as they escape from prison with the aid of a married female prison employee Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell, played by Patricia Arquette, with whom they both become intimately involved. It’s an edge-of-your-seat production for sure!
Back in August of 2018, a set director whom we have had the pleasure of working with before, contacted us for art to use in the set of “Sansone’s Restaurant,” the location of a scene of the “Escape at Dannemora” series. We were delighted to help her narrow down and curate genuine art that they could use to make the scene as accurate as possible, especially since the restaurant was a local favorite in the town of Malone, New York for many years, and was even visited by Ben Stiller when he was scouting the area for the series.
When we assist a set designer or decorator with a collection of art, we understand that not all of the pieces we put together for them will make the cut. However, it sure is fun to watch the productions months later and try to find our work in the scenes. So, while the police hunt the escaped murderers, you can hunt for the following framed art prints in the Sansone’s Restaurant scene:
Be sure to let us know if you locate any of the above pieces in the series. We would love to hear how you do! Happy art hunting.
~We take great pride in the fact that we have the opportunity of helping set designers & decorators with their television, movie and theater set design. If you want to learn more about our set design services, read more here.