Most recently I was working on Monster Problems for Paramount Films as costume buyer, before this I took a small team of people and a container of WW1 uniforms to New Zealand and made the Sir John Monash documentary for a museum in Villers Bretonaire France for Bear Cage Productions. I can sew and alter clothes, source period costume and dress cast. I also source and build props for various locations from bush settings that are quite remote to contemporary sets. I have worked on a variety of projects over the years from Theatre dressing actors and altering period costume to commercials both TV and magazine working as set dresser, costume and props buyer.
As head of wardrobe I was responsible for a small team travelling to New Zealand with a container of WW1 uniforms and props to make The Sir John Monash Project, documentary footage to be screened in a purpose build museum in France under the War Memorial in Villers Bretonaire. I bought and made wardrobe for the French civilians and sourced period costume from various organisations and people in the community. I adapted uniforms to fit solders and made insignia for the shoulders of the Australian forces to show which towns they came from. We filmed on the south island in Oamaru and also the north island in Masterton where we had the trenches of the Western front built on a private air strip. This job had many challenges and a large number of people to dress everyday, long hours and little sleep! However it was possibly the most rewarding job I have ever done.