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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Stage Credits

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

 

2014

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

 

2012

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

 

2010

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2006

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

 

2005

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

 

2003

A BIGGER FISH Designer Short Film Rajneel Singh - Director