Producers: Jule Gilfillian, Katrina Sarson, Eric Slade
Videographers: Greg Bond, Tom Shrider
Editors: Tom Shrider, Nick Fisher, Bruce Barrow
Audio: Randy Layton, William Ward
Associate Producer: Kelsey Wallace
Production Assistant: Nick Roberts
Special Thanks: David Brame, Bruce Lawson, Steve Oster, Chip Touhey
Production Stills and Video Courtesy of: NBCUniversal Media, LLC


 In “The Art of Grimm,” Oregon Art Beat profiles the many Oregon artists and craftspeople behind this hit NBC series that brings fairy tales to life. Known for its fantastical creatures called Wesen, Grimm films every episode right here in Oregon.

One artist who helps to create the show’s creepy and crawly world is Eugene native Carly Sertic. She draws and designs many of the pictures for “Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore,” often working on a tight timeline to get the book pages printed—and aged to look centuries old—in time for broadcast. Learn more about Sertic on the OPB News Blog.

Carly Sertic draws many of the pictures for the Grimm book.

Carly Sertic draws many of the pictures for the Grimm book.

Oregon Art Beat

As part of “The Art of Grimm,” Producer Jule Gilfillan went behind the scenes as an extra on the show (and learned that timing is everything!). Read about her experiences on OPB Arts and Life, or hear her discuss the hairy details with April Baer on State of Wonder.

Producer Jule Gilfillan prepares for her scene on Grimm.

Producer Jule Gilfillan prepares for her scene on Grimm.

Greg Bond, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Another local artist bringing Grimm to life is Portland’s Matvey Rezanov, a painter who creates sets and artwork for the show. OPB profiled Rezanov and his work earlier this year.

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Richard Brake as Nigel Edmund

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Richard Brake as Nigel Edmund

Scott Green/NBC

As the Oregon Art Beat crew learned, it takes a village of local talent to make Grimm. See how it all happens in “The Art of Grimm,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30 on OPB TV.