Hamish Purdy is Oscar-nominated set decorator known for his work on Man of Steel (2013), Watchmen (2009) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). A born and raised Vancouver boy, Purdy attended UVic and UBC before going into film and TV, working on local independent film Impolite and TV series The X Files and films like Watchmen and Sucker Punch.  Recently, he worked with Jack Fisk on The Revenant, for which he was nominated for an Oscar for production design. Hamish lives in North Vancouver with his wife and three kids.  His eldest son Cameron attends Brentwood.

The Talk: Grades are important….but not everything

Hamish examines how film sets come together and the role Set Decoration departments play in creating movie magic. He reflects on how your strengths are not necessarily apparent in your youth but reveal themselves as you grow, learn, and have life experiences.