K. K. Barrett

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Keith "K. K." Barrett (born 1952)[1] is a production designer known for his work on feature films by Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, and others. Together with set decorator Gene Serdena, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Production Design for the film Her (2013).

Barrett was born in Omaha, Nebraska and lived in Springfield, Missouri and Oklahoma City before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he spent his last two years of high school and graduated from Memorial High School in 1971. He studied painting at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 1976. He lived in New York and in Los Angeles, where he was a drummer for The Screamers, a synthpunk band.[1][2] He appears in the 1986 punk rock musical Population: 1.

He moved into production design on music video (winning MTV awards for his work on "Tonight, Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins and "The New Pollution" by Beck), and worked on videos with Spike Jonze, leading to their first film collaboration on Being John Malkovich.[1]

Filmography as production designer[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Michael Smith, "Oscars: Former Tulsan talks about his nomination for 'Her,' career and more", Tulsa World, February 28, 2014 (subscription required).
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Biography: The Screamers". Allmusic. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cameras Roll on "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" as It Heads from the Page to the Big Screen". Business Wire. March 1, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 

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