Melissa and I did about 10 seasons at Garsington, technically I was the boss…but I was always in awe of Melissa’s talent, grace under pressure and general all round wonderful ness….so it was nice to go back and visit the site and old friends….Great company, and a lovely location….opera voices will always be magical.
And it’s a wrap….and I am a movie designer,..23 Walks with the wonderful Alison Steadman. A romantic comedy of sex, dog walks and dementia….
Well summer has been about dailies and making things and …frankly, being lazy..and then a little design job…Royal Academy of Music,..the Wild Party….decadent 1920’s, made for me !..no budget to run it, but some lovely students from Iver academy at Pinewood did a splendid job running it.
A divine photo shoot with the incomparable Miss Diane Chorley, – at least I think she is a Miss, she has a mysterious past. It was in a working hair salon , with a bar in the basement…I think modern saloons might be missing a trick.
Nothing to do….so I flew back to NZ. Still trying to find a stylish look for summer,…am trying with a parasol,…but don’t quite have the nerve…yet.
The work caught up with me….I had to do more..but actually I was quite pleased with the finished result….I made them so they over came the problem I always have getting things to stay attached/ pinned to a big powdered wig?…nothing ever wants to stay attached to a frame…
How did I do it ?..not telling. But it worked.
I also did some work on the 9th instalment of a BIG science fiction thing….cant say what it was,..I would probably get shot. But it’s got two words in the title..I couldn’t take picture either ..I would definitely have got shot.
Doing dailies is ok…and I am going to do some teaching…all in all not a bad way to spend Jan.
Ps I did my taxes.
So this is what I did with the rest of Dec…it’s great being freelance,..you can hide at home when the weather is crap…and make things. I was only going to hire some wigs out to..someone – and she liked them so much she asked me to make her some more…and then,..could I do some hair or ornaments….I got carried away with the ornaments….I feel January could be a very boring month.
I also have to do my taxes.
So, here I am designing a movie…it’s a modern day piece, with Alison Steadman in the lead..I am not allowed to show pictures of the actual shoot ,..cause that would be bad,..but this is a pictures from the Radio Times of the leading lady….and I get to be called a designer…so I am calling it a win. If you want more details.. please contact me.
Finishing the year by designing a movie …ok it’s 8 days…But it does have Alison Steadman as the lead …and features dogs …lots of dogs. It’s not the much talked about prequel to 101 dalmations, Cruella… although if anyone wants to put me up for that…
Britannia season 2. 7 months running the crowd. What a big creative job..
”Creating a legend” we stitched, weaved, knotted ….and coloured…
It’s when i was boiling and bleaching chicken bones for hair wear i began to think…this job is a whole new level of different.