Carol Spier is an award-winning, international Production Designer, based in Toronto, Canada. She is known for her long collaboration on numerous films with director David Cronenberg, including such films as EASTERN PROMISES (which earned her a Genie Award nomination), DEAD RINGERS (which won her a Genie Award for Best Production Design), A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, and MAPS TO THE STARS (for which she won DGC Craft Award).
Spier has also worked with director Guillermo del Toro on several films, including PACIFIC RIM, and MIMIC. Other notable credits include Paul Gross’ PASSCHENDALE (for which she won Genie and DGC Outstanding Achievement Awards). Other credits include THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN for director Steve Norrington, and Christopher Gans’ SILENT HILL.
Born in Manitoba, Spier earned a BA in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba and began her professional career as an interior designer for a Winnipeg architect. She worked with a number of theatre groups as a set and costume designer and then worked at the MANITOBA THEATRE CENTER. Spier moved to Toronto after her first feature, THE MOURNING SUIT, working as an assistant art director for the CBC. Spier was awarded the DGC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Additional credits include BLACK MIRROR for director Jodie Foster; the television series 11/22/63, directed by Kevin McDonald, and David Cronenberg’s CRIMES OF THE FUTURE.