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Krampus (2015)

For this movie, Daniel contributed the packaging for the bad toys, plus various bits of lettering and design and calligraphy.

Artwork for Krampus, by Daniel Reeve

Spartacus: Blood And Sand (2011)

Daniel created several props, set dressings, and transition elements for the TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand....

Artwork for Spartacus: Blood And Sand, by Daniel Reeve

Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Once again Daniel's role was to create documents and scrolls. It's a vampire flick, so it's time to dust off the blackletter calligraphy styles!

The map was an interesting brief: make it obviously European, but we don't know quite where; it belongs to a historical age, but we're not sure when; it can have lots of writing on it, but we mustn't be able to read it; show us the main location, but don't let us see what's behind it.... so this is what I made:

Artwork for Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans, by Daniel Reeve

Kingdom Come (2008)

This was a biblical film, unfortunately never completed. Daniel did a lot of Hebrew calligraphy, as well as Syriac, Aramaic and Phonecian. Much of it was done with reed pens, on papyrus.

Kingdom Come props, by Daniel Reeve

The Legend of the Laundry Warrior (2007)

"The Legend of the Laundry Warrior" was shot in Auckland in 2007; it was released some years later, re-named "The Warrior's Way". It's a martial arts movie, for which Daniel did the calligraphy and illustration for an in-movie book which tells the legend....

Laundry Warrior props, by Daniel Reeve

Dead Letters (2006)

A New Zealand short film, directed by Paolo Rotondo. Set in Wellington during WWII, the film explores how war and distance affect relationships.

Daniel's part was to write the various 'hero' letters used as props, and to write on-screen for the lead character in extreme close-up, so that only fingertips, pen nib and paper are visible.

Dead Letters props and on-screen writing, by Daniel Reeve

Van Helsing (2004)

Weta Digital did some effects shots for Van Helsing - so they asked Daniel to create this map to be inter-cut with scenes of Van Helsing travelling across Europe. It was originally to be used to track the full journey from Rome to Translyvania, but in the final cut only part of it is seen, during a chase scene near the Carpathians.

Van Helsing map, by Daniel Reeve