Chantelle Gerrard

Wardrobe Designer and Seamstress

With more than 15 years' experience in the industry, ¬ I specialise in the design, supervision,¬ and fabrication of costumes for¬ film, theatre, and one-off commissions. ¬ On-going collaborations¬ with multiple directors and companies reflect my reliability, impeccable time management, multi-tasking skills, and adaptability to varying¬ environments¬ and teams. ¬ I can deliver highly skilled work in a short period of time. ¬ I stay within¬ tight budgets, have an eye for colour and textures both on stage and screen, and create costumes that fit the given brief in every way. ¬ I have many years' experience in¬ managing teams and workrooms, costuming for large productions in excess of 40 cast members. ¬ Currently, I am¬ the Head of Wardrobe for Pop-Up Globe and have designed for them since 2016.¬

As¬ Head Designer for¬ over 70 stage productions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, I have¬ worked for both large touring companies and independent productions. ¬ My film credits include the Underworld movie franchise and the television series Game of Thrones. ¬ I enjoyed seven years as Head of Costume Design and Construction for Tim Bray Productions, a professional theatre company based in Auckland. ¬ I have also been a¬ dresser for large scale theatre productions and NZ Opera, an opera singer (lead soprano) on tour with two companies between 2009-2013, and¬ a costumed interpreter at the Auckland Museum. I know first hand how costumes should move on actors and singers.

I am passionate about anything that involves history, fabric, and the arts. ¬ My greatest¬ love is historical costume, so I have self-funded¬ numerous trips between¬ New Zealand and the UK to further my research. ¬ The examination of¬ centuries-old¬ garments and documents has¬ been invaluable¬ in developing¬ my understanding of historical costume in context. ¬ As a costume designer this puts me in the¬ unique position of intimately understanding¬ how to fully outfit an actor for their performance in terms of comfort, durability, and aesthetics.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Education

(2005) ¬ Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching¬ ¬ | ¬ Auckland University of Technology
Technology, Art

(2002) ¬ Bachelor of Spatial Design ¬ | ¬ Auckland University of Technology
Architectural Philosophy, Set Design, Costume Design, Architectural Interiors

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Stage Credits

2018

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Wardrobe Supervisor Pop-Up Globe (Miles Gregory - Director)
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Wardrobe Supervisor Pop-Up Globe (Miles Gregory - Director)
MACBETH Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Design Pop-Up Globe (Tom Mallaburn - Director)
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Design Pop-Up Globe (David Lawrence - Director)

2017

HENRY V Wardrobe Supervisor Pop-Up Globe (Miles Gregory - Director)
AS YOU LIKE IT Wardrobe Supervisor Pop-Up Globe (Tom Mallaburn - Director)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Design Pop-Up Globe (Miriama McDowell - Director)
OTHELLO Wardrobe Supervisor,¬ Costume Design Pop-Up Globe (Ben Naylor - Director)

2016

THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
BILLY ELLIOT Wardrobe Supervisor Auckland Theatre Company (Colin McColl - Director)
MARY STUART Design & Construction Royal Central School, London (Ben Naylor - Director)
12TH NIGHT Wardrobe Supervisor Pop-Up Globe (Miles Gregory - Director)
ROMEO AND JULIET Wardrobe Supervisor,¬ Costume Design Pop-Up Globe (Ben Naylor - Director)

2015

LES MISERABLES Design & Construction Youth Theatre Works¬ (Julian Harrison - Director)
MUCH ADOE ABOUT NOTHING Design & Construction Young Auckland Shakespeare Company (Rita Stone Berridge - Director)

2014

TOM SAWYER Design & Construction Youth Theatre Works (M.M. Holland - Director)
ITHACA Design & Construction Dust Palace (Eve Gordon - Director)
GRANDMA MCGARVEY Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
BURLESQUE CIRCUS Design & Construction Dust Palace (Eve Gordon - Director)
THE WHALE RIDER HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Amanda Rees - Director)
SHERLOCK HOLMES HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction Youth Theatre Works (John Gouge - Director)

2013

THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
MRS. WISHY WASHY HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
KNOCK KNOCK Design & Construction Dust Palace (Eve Gordon - Director)
A NAUTICAL NIGHT Design & Construction Auckland Museum
PIPPI LONGSTOCKING HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Amanda Rees - Director)
THE DRAGON OF AN ORDINARY FAMILY HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
ANNE OF AVONLEA HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction Youth Theatre Works (Jan Saussey - Director)

2012

THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Wardrobe Mistress Auckland Museum
THE POISONERS¬ Wardrobe Mistress Auckland Museum
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE GREAT PIRATICAL RUMBUSTIFICATION HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
HAIRY MACLARY (Royal Command Performance) HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
NICHOLAS NICKELBY HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction Youth Theatre Works (Jan Saussey - Director)

2011

THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
HAIRY MACLARY HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
HALLOWEEN NAAM Wardrobe Mistress Auckland Museum
THE LION IN THE MEADOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S LUNCH HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)

2010

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Dresser New Zealand Opera
THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Assistant Designer Silo Theatre
SNAKE AND LIZARD HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
GREEDY CAT HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Amanda Rees - Director)
THE MAN WHOSE MOTHER WAS A PIRATE HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Amanda Rees - Director)

2009

THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
CINDERELLA Construction Howick Little Theatre
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction Youth Theatre Works (Jan Saussey - Director)
SNAKE AND LIZARD HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
EUGENE ONEGIN Workroom Assistant & Dresser New Zealand Opera
THE UGLY DUCKLING / THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Amanda Rees - Director)
THE TEMPEST HoD Design & Construction Auckland University
PETER RABBIT AND OTHER TALES HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)

2008

THE REINDEER MONOLOGUES Design & Construction Silo Theatre (Cameron Rhodes - Director)
THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Dresser for Raul JP Morgan (Arthur Massela - Director)
THE DRAGON OF AN ORDINARY FAMILY HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
PIPPI LONGSTOCKING HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE TWITS HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
PERILS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA Construction The Real Theatre Company

2007

THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
LES MISERABLES HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction AYA Drama (Jan Saussey - Director)
GRANDMA MCGARVEY WITH GRANDPA'S SLIPPERS HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
SOUL MATES Design & Construction Howick Little Theatre
BROADWAY REVUE HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction Takapuna Grammar School
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING HoD Design & Construction Takapuna Grammar School

2006

THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW HoD Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
CABARET HoD Design & Construction Takapuna Grammar School
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Design & Construction The Dolphin Theatre
ENCHANTED APRIL Design & Construction Howick Little Theatre
WELLINGTON MEDIAEVAL FAIRE Wardrobe Mistress Wellington City Council

2005

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Tim Bray - Director)
THE UGLY DUCKLING Design & Construction Tim Bray Productions (Amanda Rees - Director)
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA HoD Design & Construction The Opera Factory (Sally Sloman - Director)

2004

CINDERELLA: A GIRL OF TOMORROW HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction AYA Drama (Jan Saussey - Director)
QUILLS HoD Design & Construction The Other Theatre Co. (Maggie Taver - Director)
MAMELLES HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction The Opera Factory (Sally Sloman - Director)
A YEAR OF GRANTS HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction The Other Theatre Co. (Maggie Taver - Director)
STEEL MAGNOLIAS HoD Sourcing, Design & Construction The Other Theatre Co. (Irene Malon - Director)
ABIGAIL'S PARTY Design The Other Theatre Co. (Amanda Rees - Director)

2001

ROAD TO MECCA Set Design Titirangi Theatre (Edward Newborn - Director)
LAUNDRY GIRLS HoD Design & Construction AYA Drama (Jan Saussey - Director)

2000

THE NIGHTINGALE HoD Design & Construction AYA Drama (Jan Saussey - Director)

Screen Credits

2015

THE MARTIAN Workroom¬ Construction Feature Film Robert Alsopp Studios

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2014

GAME OF THRONES (Season 5) Workroom Assistant Television Series Fire and Blood Productions
MAD PEARCE Designer Short Film Chris Campbell - Director

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2012

THE QUICKENER Designer Short Film Joel Wilson - Director
BUNDABERG RUM Wardrobe Assistant / Standby Television Commercial Leo Burnett Sydney

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2010

AND WE THINK IN COLOURS Designer Short Film Michael Miller - Director

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2009

INSATIABLE MOON Designer Feature Film Rose Riddell - Director
NZ MUSIC AWARDS Commission for Sola Rosa Awards Show Michael Napper - Director
FART TAX THE MUSICAL Designer Short Film Anton Steel - Director
JANUARY'S WELL (Reb Fountain) Designer Music Video Anton Steel - Director
WRECKING BALL (Reb Fountain) Designer Music Video Anton Steel - Director

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2008

LOVE AND LAKSA Designer Short Film Mei Chan - Director
TAB (Reb Fountain) Designer Music Video Anton Steel - Director
MURRAY FIELDS (Pilot) Designer Television Series Duncan Eastwood - Director
DORITOS Designer Television Commerical Sam Hokst - Director
ISOSCELES Designer Short Film Anton Steel - Director
THE STATUE Designer Short Film Brian Hudkins - Director
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS Construction &¬ Hand Finishing Feature Film Patrick Tatopoulos - Director
MY KINGDOM FALLS (Slipping Tongue) Designer Music Video Rajneel Singh - Director

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2007

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS Construction¬ & Hand Finishing Feature Film Patrick Tatopoulos - Director
DRIVEN Designer Short Film Dion Shard - Director
BITTER (Slipping Tongue) Designer Music Video Rajneel Singh - Director
MY FAVOURITE THOUGHT (Donald Reed) Designer Music Video Rajneel Singh - Director
BNZ Kiwi Prop Commission Television Commercial Y&R Advertising

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2006

SIGN OF THE TIMES (Stylus) Designer Music Video Andy McGrath - Director
48 HOURS FILM FESTIVAL Designer Short Film Rajneel Singh - Director

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2005

BIG BAD WOLVES Designer Short Film Rajneel Singh - Director
48 HOURS FILM FESTIVAL Designer Short Film Television New Zealand

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2003

A BIGGER FISH Designer Short Film Rajneel Singh - Director

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