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Stacy Suvino: Crafting Authentic Stories Through Prop Styling

We're thrilled to shine a spotlight on one of the remarkable talents at The Spin Style Agency – Stacy Suvino, a seasoned prop stylist with a passion for storytelling in the advertising and film/TV industry.

   "Reservation Dogs” S3 final night of filming


Defining Moments and Authentic Stories

Stacy's journey in prop styling was ignited by a viewing of "Water for Elephants," a film that moved her profoundly. The experience inspired a career shift, setting the stage for Stacy's commitment to authentic storytelling. Her work on "Minari" and a serendipitous encounter with production designer Jack Fisk solidified her conviction that she was on the right path.




"Reservation Dogs” S3 final night of filming

Rewarding Collaboration in the Art Department

For Stacy, the most rewarding aspect of working in the Art Department is the collaborative effort that goes into bringing creative visions to life. Despite the fast-paced nature of the industry, Stacy emphasizes the importance of teamwork, communication, and the shared sense of pride that follows the completion of a project.


“Reservation Dogs” Crew on location at homeless encampment
“Reservation Dogs” S2 on location at homeless encampment

Influence of The Spin Style Agency

Stacy credits her experience with The Spin Style Agency for honing her organizational skills and ability to create distinct creative narratives quickly. In the fast-paced world of television, where multiple episodes are juggled simultaneously, she learned to compile creative boards efficiently, ensuring both organization and a compelling visual narrative.

“Reservation Dogs” S3 1950 boarding school classroom


Overcoming Challenges with Resilience

Stacy faced a significant challenge during Season 3 of "Reservation Dogs" when a set dec warehouse caught fire, resulting in the loss of curated items for a crucial 1950s boarding school set. Despite the emotional setback, the team rallied together, hired extra hands, and overcame the adversity to produce a powerful episode honoring a dark chapter in American history.





“Reservation Dogs” S3 1950 boarding school classroom
“Reservation Dogs” S3 1950 boarding school dining hall
“Reservation Dogs” S3 1950 boarding school dining hall

Advice for Aspiring Prop Stylists

Stacy's advice for aspiring prop stylists is grounded in discipline, education, teamwork, persistence, and continuous learning. She emphasizes the importance of self-care in an industry known for its demanding hours, highlighting the priority of personal and mental health.

   “Minari” 1980’s trailer location living room


Memorable Projects: "Minari" and "Reservation Dogs"

Reflecting on her career, Stacy holds two projects close to her heart – "Minari" and "Reservation Dogs." Both have not only been critical successes but also catalysts for positive representation. "Reservation Dogs," in particular, stands out as a groundbreaking show featuring a predominantly Native American cast and crew, making television history.





“Minari” 1980’s trailer location living room

“Reservation Dogs” S2 1970’s boarding school dorm
“Reservation Dogs” S2 1970’s boarding school dorm

"For the first time, Native Americans could tell their stories from their perspective in the most authentic and beautiful way. The show has not only been a critical success but one that has changed television history. There’s nothing like it, and I don’t think there will ever be anything quite like it."


Stacy's involvement in 'Reservation Dogs' goes beyond professional accomplishment. "Each day coming to work on it felt special to all of us. It was magic. On a personal level, I made friends who are now like family, worked on a set decoration team that was a dream, and reconnected with my Native American roots in ways I never expected. I feel like I was brought 'home.' It was a remarkable and life-changing experience."


“Reservation Dogs” S3 1950 boarding school classroom
“Reservation Dogs” S3 1950 boarding school classroom

Explore Stacy's Portfolio and Discover The Spin Style Agency

“True Detective” S3 picture cars

If you're curious to dive deeper into Stacy's impressive portfolio, we invite you to explore more of her work on The Spin Style Agency website, where you'll find a showcase of her incredible work and the diverse talents that make up our agency. Witness the artistry and dedication that go into creating captivating narratives through the lens of prop styling.







“True Detective” S3 picture cars

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes insights from our talented team!

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