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FEDERICO LABOUREAU, Production Designer, IATSE Local 800

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Argentina. I came to US seven years ago, before that I lived in Mexico City for two years with my husband, Max.

What are your responsibilities or roles in your department? I am a Production Designer, as the head of department everything relies on me. Thankfully, I have a great team and we have a lot of fun while we work.

Are there any films that inspired you to start

working in television and film?

I am a colorful and surrealistic guy. I love magic and everything related. The Labyrinth is a film that has always been a favorite.

How did you begin working in the industry? I started in the fashion world, and then my clients started asking me if I can do the set for the campaigns, and then I realized that art department is so much nicer because istead of creating just an outfit I can create a whole universe.

What has been your favorite project to work on?

Every project is different. I'm lucky because clients come to me because I am playful and colorful. Most of my sets are a piece of my brain and my heart.

Being Latino, of course, there is so much passion in my work. Last year, I did Book of Queer a show for Discovery that tells the history of the queer world done with spiciness

and glitter. It was so much fun! My most recent

project for Amazon Prime Dr. Seuss Baking

Show was another fun one.

What advice would you give someone starting out in this industry? Follow your passion, find the things that make you unique and explore that side of yourself. Being unique and exotic is the way.


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