After graduating from UCT with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art I was delighted to land a job in the costume department at a well-known theatre. The four productions that I worked on were a huge success and attracted both National and International interest. These performances marked the debut of an all-black South African opera company. The shows traveled abroad and gained great acclaim. After theatre, I crossed over into feature Films, TV Commercials and stills and later TV series. I worked long hours but felt incredibly inspired and challenged. In 2004, I landed my first Costume designer role for a Feature Film. I was in my element! I fell in love with creating wardrobes for each character in collaboration with the directors vision, the actors input about the character, the production design being part of creating something from nothing is what I love. Over the next decade I was fortunate enough to work with some incredibly talented Oscar winning Costume Designers. One of these, Ngila Dickson, invited me to work with her and her team. For the next few years I worked internationally with her on several films and gained unprecedented valuable knowledge from her. These films were shot in several cities in Germany, Prague, Italy, New Zealand, Mozambique, and the UK. Working so diversely has taught me how international costume departments operate and how to easily fall in with how individually jobs are done. I have had the pleasure of working with famous actors and acclaimed directors, and truly amazing and talented crews. I will forever be grateful for these opportunities – not only for the experience gained, but for the wonderful people and lifelong friends I have met and still have today. Work evolves and changes constantly thus keeping it exciting and meaningful to me. I don’t know what’s coming up next, where I’ll be or who I’ll be working with – but that’s all part of the excitement, challenge and reward of each project I do.
- SAFTA Winner
Best Costume Designer for a Feature Film 2012 “Black Butterflies”
- SAFTA Winner
Best Costume Designer for a Feature Film 2016 “While you Weren’t Looking”
* SAFTA’s – South Africa’s Film and Television Awards .
Date of Birth:12 April 1975
Nationality: South African
Passport: South African
Driver’sLicense: Yes + Internati0nal license
Qualifications: Bachelor of Fine Arts- Michaelis School of Fine Art UCT Travelled throughout Europe, Middle East and UK over 3 years. Wide range of vocations and experience during this time.