Joseph Garrity | Discipline Head
Garrity holds a B.A. degree from Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater and an MFA in Production Design from The AFI Conservatory.
He has designed feature films including RUNAWAY TRAIN (art director) MY GIRL, DROP DEAD FRED, SON-IN-LAW, SUNSHINE CLEANING, CAKE, MR. CHURCH and I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. Garrity has just completed the feature film I STILL BELIEVE that released by Lionsgate on March 20, 2020.
Garrity met Christopher Guest in 1988 and was chosen to design Guest’s directorial debut feature THE BIG PICTURE. Garrity has designed all of Guest’s films since, including WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, BEST IN SHOW, A MIGHTY WIND and FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
Garrity now serves as the Department Head of Production Design at AFI.