Kerri Appleton — Production Designer
Kerri’s adult entertainment alter-ego kept her in front of the camera for many
years, so it wasn’t until she started directing and producing adult movies that she
realized her obsession with stylizing the look of movie sets. She ‘cut her teeth’ on
her own smaller productions and soon moved on to work on award-winning big-
budget adult productions like the drama-thriller Corruption, the MTV-esque Icon,
post-apocalyptic The 8th Day and the sci-fi Upload.
For the past few years Kerri has been the Head of Production Design on many of
adult’s most popular parodies, garnering many nominations and winning the 2013
AVN Award for Best Art Direction on Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody in which she
and her crew faced the challenge of recreating the look of one the most beloved
movies of all time.
Her most recent projects include a commercial for Vivid TV, an independent
Horror movie and a new talk show for Showtime.
As a photographer, Kerri’s interests have always included fading Americana and
capturing the beauty in in the abandoned and derelict…all a short step from her
love of steampunk. Having been a part of Cowboys & Engines since the very first
spark of an idea, Kerri is excited by the challenge of bringing to life the alternate
steampunk world of 1876.