Carl Sprague, Writer/Director

In twenty years designing feature films, Carl has worked closely with directors including Wes Anderson, Bruce Beresford, Maggie Greenwald, Campbell Scott, and David Mamet. After film and theatre studies at Harvard and graduate work at NYU, Carl worked for special effects wizard Doug Trumbull – art directing the Back to the Future ride for Universal Studios and other projects. His first feature design job was assistant art director for Martin Scorsese’s, The Age of Innocence. Carl went on to work on The Paper, State & Main, Spartan, In Dreams, Before & After, Mona Lisa Smile, The Love Letter, The Buccaneers and Amistad. He received a  Guild nomination as art director for The Royal Tenenbaums. Carl’s production design credits include the upcoming Infinitely Polar Bear, Bruce Beresford’s Peace Love & Misunderstanding, The Last Keepers, Another Harvest Moon, The Last Harbor, Satie & Suzanne, Long Distance, The Pleasure of Your Company and Campbell Scott’s Company Retreat. Recently, Carl has done concept illustration work for Moonrise Kingdom, Twelve Years a Slave, Grand Budapest Hotel, and Passengers. His sets for the photographer Gregory Crewdson were featured in Aperture  and The New York Times. Carl’s work can be seen at A magazine profile can be viewed at