When I'm not drawing...
I'm working on films in armoury and costume. Some films I worked on that you might know: The Hobbit, Elysium, Warcraft, Spectral, The Great Wall, Marco Polo series, Ghost in the Shell.
Ghost in the Shell - 2016
GITS is the most recent film I worked on and it was incredibly beautiful. After helping to assemble the prosthetic garments, including Scarlett Johansson's "thermoptic" suit, I went on set to dress the geisha actors. I felt very fortunate to represent Weta Workshop with these stunning prop/costumes.
Marco Polo Season 2 - 2015
MP was my favourite film set to work on. I was part of a very small armoury department dressing both actors and extras. Often in charge of second unit. Every day was so different, a new location, different actors, ten thousand new extras to dress but three different armies... I'm not going to lie it was hard. But an incredible experience to share with such a lovely cast and crew.
Warcraft was the film I discovered my leadership and organisational skills on. Working in the costume department at Weta Workshop I assisted the Head of Department. My role was to lead a team of ten to assemble hero and extra sets of armour.
I had many roles on the Hobbit over three years. Weapons construction, costume construction, paint and armoury assistant standby.
The Hobbit costumes
One thing I am most proud of is being part of a small team that designed and constructed the Orc costumes..
My first film I ever worked on was Neill Blomkamp's Elysium. At age 20 I started out making weapons and armoury in rubber. It wasn't the most glamorous job, but I learned things that helped me out later on in my film career.
Elysium props crew photo
Over the last 6 years I have been fortunate enough to work on and off with the incredibly talented team at Weta Workshop.