The Prop Houses of Los Angeles: Dapper Cadaver & Nights of Neon



The Property Houses of Los Angeles have provided the physical elements of narrative storytelling to the motion picture industry of Los Angeles for years. Also known as prop houses, they act as specialized archives catering to the needs of the art department. Art directors and production designers rely on these houses to enrich the fictional spaces that are hidden between the words within a script. Join Dapper Cadaver founder BJ Winslow, and Nights of Neon owner and artist Lisa Schulte, as they discuss the backstory of managing the items and decorations of cinema, events, and the aura of Hollywood.

Located in Sun Valley, California, Dapper Cadaver offers one of the world’s largest collections of realistic death-related props, and fine detailed horror props. With the use of their manufacturing and fabrication studio, many of their props are custom life casted, available to filmmakers and event planners for rental use. Dapper Cadaver has provided props to thousands of film and TV productions, including American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, American Gods, Jurassic World, Stranger Things, and Aquaman.

Neon Artist Lisa Schulte founded Nights of Neon from her own need for unique, custom neon signage within the motion picture industry. With over 10,000 pieces currently in its inventory, Nights of Neon has become the leader in custom neon signs for over 30 years in Los Angeles. Nights of Neon collaborates with a multitude of high profile clients, including Warner Brothers, HBO, Nike, Chanel, Gucci, Hulu, and Netflix.

Crew Credits –

Production:
Creator and Executive Producer – Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producers – Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Segment Producer – Caroline Post
Director – Reza Monahan
Director of Photography – Sean Morris
B Camera – Robert Moreno
Sound Engineer – Chris Trueman

Post-Production:
Story Producer – Caroline Post
Editors – Sean Morris/Reza Monahan

Soundtrack by: Dave Abramson and Steve Schmitt

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