Back in November, we mentioned that House of the Dragon exective producer, show runner, and lead writer Ryan Condal was co-hosting a podcast about film and television props with director and producer David Mandel. We’ve been keeping an eye on The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of since then, in large part because it’s genuinely interesting listening for those who share a similar interest in movie history (especially as Mandel and Condal also share a love of many of the same iconic late 70’s-80’s films—Aliens, Star Wars, Blade Runner, etc.—that we do).
But in the latest episode, when discussing Mandel’s interest in acquiring props from Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Condal revealed that he might be able to help with that. Listen from the 14:20 mark below:
Condal reveals that the reason he might be able to help Mandel is that House of the Dragon has hired not one, but two, heads of department from that very well-regarded film: production designer Jim Clay and costume designer Jany Temime. It definitely sounds as both of them are reprising those roles for the HBO Max series, which makes sense as they both have long experience and a number of awards and award nominations to their credit (for Clay’s role in films such as Children of Men and Murder on the Orient Express, and Temime’s in films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and Skyfall).
Note that this podcast was recorded shortly after the new year, so both Clay and temime have been part of the production at least as of January.