While You Weren’t Looking Production Company: Out in Africa
Director: Catherine Stewart
Position: Costume Designer
Black Butterflies Production Co: Promise Me Productions
Director: Paula van der Oest
Zulu Production Co: Lobster Tree
Director: Jerome Salle
Line Producer: Juli Lotter
The Price Of Sugar Production Co: Novorox Films
Director: Jean van der Velde
Line Producer: Richard Claus
The Flyer Production Co: DV8
Director: Revel Fox

About Rae

Rae Donnelly offers professional costume design services in the field of feature films, commercials and theatre productions. After travelling throughout Europe and the Middle East for 3 years, she returned to South Africa to study. She completed a Bachelors degree in Fine Art (Honours in Sculpture), at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2000. She then worked in Theater at Spier Amphitheatre for a year.

The shows she worked on were well received and travelled overseas. She crossed over to film and commercials in 2001. Several of the films she worked on were shot abroad, and allowed her to travel to places such as New Zealand, Berlin, Prague, Italy and Mozambique. Rae has since worked on commercials and films spanning the last 15 years. Rae currently lives and works in Cape Town.

*Winner of SAFTA Best Costume Designer for a Feature Film 2012 “Black Butterflies”

*Winner of SAFTA Best Costume Designer for a Feature Film 2016 “While you Weren’t Looking”

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Silver Lake

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The Mysteries

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