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Kristi Zea has been in the contemporary film scene for decades!  Born in New York City, Zea has been acclaimed for her work as a production designer, costume designer, and producer of major feature films. Zea production designed Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, which received four Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional recent production design and second unit directing credits include Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, Neil Jordan’s The Brave One, Jonathan Demme’s Manchurian Candidate, Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon, Roger Michelle’s Changing Lanes and Barry Levinson’s Sleepers.  She also production designed a number of major films of the '80s and '90s that include Jonathan Demme's Beloved (1998), Academy Award Winner Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Philadelphia (1993), as well as Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990) and New York Stories (1989), and James L. Brooks’ Broadcast News (1987). 

Following an education at Middlebury College and receiving an Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University School of General Studies, Zea became a costume designer for Alan Parker’s Fame (1980) and Shoot the Moon (1982) and James L. Brooks' Academy Award Winner Terms of Endearment (1983).  

Zea also produced James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets (1997) and has directed the Ace Award Nominated "Domestic Dilemma" for the HBO Series Women and Men 2 (1990) starring Ray Liotta and Andy McDowell.

Zea was nominated for an OSCAR and a BAFTA for her production design work on Revolutionary Road.  In 2009, she completed the independent film The Joneses starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny as both producer and production designer.  Most recently, Zea productions designed Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and Tower Heist directed by Brett Ratner, featuring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.
Kristi Zea has been in the contemporary film scene for decades!  Born in New York City, Zea has been acclaimed for her work as a production designer, costume designer, and producer of major feature films. Zea
production designed Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, which received four Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional recent production design and second unit directing credits include Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, Neil Jordan’s The Brave One, Jonathan Demme’s Manchurian Candidate, Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon, Roger Michelle’s Changing Lanes and Barry Levinson’s Sleepers.  She also production designed a number of major films of the '80s and '90s that include Jonathan Demme's Beloved (1998), Academy Award Winner Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Philadelphia (1993), as well as Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990) and New York Stories (1989), and James L. Brooks’ Broadcast News (1987).


Following an education at Middlebury College and receiving an Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University School of General Studies, Zea became a costume designer for Alan Parker’s Fame (1980) and Shoot the Moon (1982) and James L. Brooks' Academy Award Winner Terms of Endearment (1983). 


Zea also produced James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets (1997) and has directed the Ace Award Nominated "Domestic Dilemma" for the HBO Series Women and Men 2 (1990) starring Ray Liotta and Andy McDowell.


Zea was nominated for an OSCAR and a BAFTA for her production design work on Revolutionary Road.  In 2009, she completed the independent film The Joneses starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny as both producer and production designer.  Most recently, Zea productions designed Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and Tower Heist directed by Brett Ratner, featuring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.

 
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