Deborah Riley

Emmy Award winner, Production Designer 

Co-Hosts: Tyler Campell and Angy Perrone

Have you ever wanted an inside look into the production of your favorite show? Well, Game of Thrones fans, look no further! For this episode of F.S.B, Professor Suarez hosts Deborah Riley, Game of Thrones production designer. Deborah dives into depth about her career, and the major changes she has made through it. She also gives us a sneak peek into some of the greatest challenges faced on the set of Game of Thrones. If world building is for you, then you don’t want to miss this episode!

Audio Podcast

Meet Our Guest
Deborah Riley
Deborah Riley is a production designer who helped to put together some of the amazing sets for Game of Thrones. She designed sets for 43 episodes of the show which won her 4 Emmy awards. She has also worked on sets for major films such as The Matrix and Godzilla: Final Wars.

Questions Asked:
What drew you to architecture, and why did you choose to make a change? (5:43)
Would you credit your education in helping your design? (7:40)
What was it like to work on The Matrix so early in your career? (10:03)
What is the set designer role? (11:50)
How much control do you have over your projects? (13:05)
What are your first steps when receiving a script? (14:32)
How important is research before you start working on a project? (16:28)
How did you go about creating the atrium in Game of Thrones? (17:50)
Do you do a lot of character research? (18:52)
What was the first challenging set you remember working on, and what was your favorite set? (20:14)
Have you ever wanted to bring something animated to live action? (23:35)
Final advice for students? (25:36)