Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 film, directed by Brad Silberling. It is based on the first three novels, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window, in Lemony Snicket’s book series.
It was nominated for four Academy Awards, and won one for Best Makeup. The movie stars Emily Browning as Violet Baudelaire “the Inventor”, Liam Aiken as Klaus Baudelaire “the Scholar”, and Kara and Shelby Hoffman as Sunny Baudelaire “the Biter”. The movie also stars Jim Carrey as the evil and dreadful Count Olaf.
As in the books, exactly where and when the story takes place is unclear. The film reflects this ambiguity in its anachronistic art direction; it was praised for its creative sets and costumes, all of which have a darkly expressionistic and gothic feel, leading to a highly unusual and creative visual motif. Silberling has said this was partly inspired by the visual style of the similarly themed The Night of the Hunter.
Creative Director: Brent Watts
Director/Designer: Jamie Caliri
Character Designers: Joe Esquibel, Justin Reynolds
Layout Artists/Lead Animators: Todd Hemker, Benjamin Goldman
Animators: Chris Meyer, Joel Fox
Illustrators: Joe Esquibel, Tom Aaron
Typography/Text Layout: Scott Sorenson, Matt Manes
Backgrounds Artists: Celeste Rockwood-Jones, Roger Loveless
Production Coordinator: Mimi Vigh
Production Manager: Renee Cannon
Technical Producer: Benjamin Goldman
Producers: Mike Miller, Gary Levine
Production Company: Axiom Design & MWP/Caliri Productions