Bernt Capra

Production designer, Screenwriter, Director
As a production designer, Bernt Capra has excelled in recreating the great outdoors, especially the flat and dreamy American Midwest and Southwest. He was brought up to be familiar with landscapes, having been raised on ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1941 in Austria

Filmography

Art Department (36)

Drunk Wedding 2015 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Ancient Warriors 2014 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Rake 2014 (Tv Show)

Production Designer

The Night Shift 2014 (Tv Show)

Production Designer

Jolene 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Trade 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Peaceful Warrior 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

When Do We Eat? 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Wuthering Heights (MTV) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Carnivàle 2003 (Tv Show)

Production Designer

The Downer Channel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Hawaiian Gardens 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Eat Your Heart Out 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Zack & Reba 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Zeus and Roxanne 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Separate Lives 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Salmonberries 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hear No Evil 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Midnight Cabaret 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Edge 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Cold Feet 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Bagdad Cafe 1988 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Moving Target 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Daddy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Art Director

The Killing Time 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Echo Park 1986 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

CHiPs '99 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Deadly Pursuits (TV Show)

Production Designer

Out of Darkness (TV Show)

Production Designer

Queen Sized (TV Show)

Production Designer

Settle the Score (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Town Bully (TV Show)

Production Designer
Production Management (1)

Nadine in Date Land (TV Show)

Location Manager
Writer (1)

Mindwalk 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (1)

Mindwalk 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

As a production designer, Bernt Capra has excelled in recreating the great outdoors, especially the flat and dreamy American Midwest and Southwest. He was brought up to be familiar with landscapes, having been raised on an Austrian farm. After earning a degree in architecture, Capra moved to California to attend UCLA on scholarship. He worked designing buildings in Vienna and Los Angeles until the late 1970s when the film industry began to catch his attention. He did a little acting (notably the 1978 NBC miniseries "Holocaust"), but it was the design end of the business which most fascinated him.

Relationships

Fritjof Capra

Brother
wrote novel "The Turning Point" co-wrote screenplay for "Mindwalk", which was based on his book

EDUCATION

University of Vienna

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
attended on scholarship

Milestones

1991

Made feature directorial debut with "Mindwalk", adapted from a novel by his brother

1988

First TV credit as production designer, TV-movie "Moving Target" (NBC)

1987

Worked for first time with director Percy Adlon on "Bagdad Cafe"

1987

First TV credit as art director, TV-movie "Daddy" (ABC)

1978

Acted in NBC miniseries "Holocaust"

1976

Left architecture and got first film job, as set designer on "The Last Tycoon"

Raised on a farm in Austria

Moved to Rome and Vienna to act in experimental films and make TV commercials and soap operas in the late 1970s and early 1980s

Born in Vienna

Moved to California to study at UCLA

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