A couple months late and I clue in that ROPEd won Best Historical Drama at the Atlanta Film Festival. This short film is based on Margaret Atwood's haunting poem 'Half Hung Mary'. I'm terrifically proud of the whole team and Riel Stone and Jordana Aarons for creating a project in which I could add to the historical element of the story through costume design.
20 years ago I started in the film business on a film called Breakout starring James Hong. I was fresh out of Theatre School and the astrologer I hung out with at a used bookstore introduced me to an art director who heard her film was looking for costume peeps. And somehow, though to this day I have no idea how, I got the job. I was paid $300 for a six day week and I thought I was rolling in it! The department had no knowledge of continuity, multiples or why we would have to be responsible for umbrellas, I mean, I'm a grown up and I brought an umbrella to work...
16 hour days, running my butt off chasing after actors (there were lots of kids in that pic), Macguyvering hems and I realized I LOVED it. There was no where else I wanted to be than in a parking lot beside a film set. And funny enough, even with my inexperience, they offered me to be the designer of their next film, but that's a horror story for another time.
Gearing up for TIFF 2017, which really means trying to decide what to wear to my favourite annual events such as CAFTCAD, William F. White's, DGC, The Black Ball.. Perfect time to be between contracts to see what everyone is wearing.
Really looking forward to my costume display of ROPEd to appear at the Windsor Arms for CAFTCAD Celebrates Costume Event.
Haven't decided on my ensembles yet, but with the fall weather we're experiencing already, perhaps I'll be able to wear sleeves for the first TIFF ever.
Just love dressing up, dressing other people up and talking about it. A lot. And laughing too.