"Two things seemed pretty apparent to me. One was, that in order to be a pilot a man had got to learn more than any one man ought to be allowed to know; and the other was, that he must learn it all over again in a different way every twenty-four hours. . . .Your true pilot cares nothing about anything on earth but the river, and his pride in his occupation surpasses the pride of kings.” Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi.
Originally from Austin, TX, Mars Feehery is a versatile, passionate, and hard-working production designer. She began her career as an art department intern in New Orleans and has worked in all aspects of the art department since then. In addition to a theater degree from Tulane University and a Masters of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute, Mars has designed and art-directed dozens of feature films. Notably, she designed Tyler MacInyre's horror-comedy, Patchwork which won Screamfest in 2015, and The Archer and Tragedy Girls which both premiered at South by Southwest in 2017. Besides award-winning horror movies, another accomplishment she earned was designing the 1930’s-50’s West Texas film The Iron Orchard directed by Ty Roberts. Most recently, horror screenwriter Simon Barrett selected her as a collaborator to design Seance, his directorial debut.
Commercials, short films, and music videos have also enhanced her skills and contacts. When not serving as production designer, she works as an art director or assistant art director for TV and films such as Gia Coppola’s Mainstream staring Andrew Garfield, and the Will Smith-led fantasy-action film, Bright.
Her favorite experiences so far have been designing Tragedy Girls starring Briana Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp, and the Pierce Brothers' creature-horror, The Wretched, which challenged her with a cave set, a tunnel, and hollowed out tree built in the woods of Michigan. The Wretched was distributed to drive-in movie theaters in May 2020 and became the largest grossing theatrical release for 5 weeks in a row.
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