GRACE’S HOME AD­VAN­TAGE

EDP Norfolk - - County Life -

It wasn’t just the hangar which was trans­formed into a stu­dio; the old mil­i­tary of­fices be­came wardrobe and make up de­part­ments and pro­duc­tion space.

Grace Snell is orig­i­nally from Sher­ing­ham and was thrilled to have the op­por­tu­nity to work back in her home county.

“I got the job not know­ing it was be­ing filmed in Nor­folk so find­ing out was ab­so­lutely bril­liant. It meant I was able to stay at home and of course I have a great knowl­edge of the area.

“When I grad­u­ated from Wim­ble­don Col­lege of Art I did a sea­son in the cos­tume depart­ment of Sher­ing­ham Lit­tle The­atre but I have been in Lon­don pretty much ever since. I would love to work here more though.

“Three of the five of us in this cos­tume depart­ment are from Nor­folk and this film shows that the film in­dus­try can work very func­tion­ally out­side of Lon­don. It is very ex­cit­ing for the fu­ture.”

The film is based in the 1980s and around 85pc of the vast wardrobe, com­pris­ing of hun­dreds of out­fits, shoes, bags and ac­ces­sories, came from lo­cal vin­tage and char­ity shops.

“I had the ad­van­tage of know­ing ex­actly where to head to first to start build­ing the wardrobe for our characters. If I wasn’t lo­cal it would have taken me a lot longer but I knew where all the best places to go were and trawled through them to build up the clothes and ac­ces­sories.

“I mood board all the characters and then when I am shop­ping I know ex­actly what I am look­ing for and what those characters would wear. The film is set in the early 80s, but we want it to be time­less, not stereo­typ­i­cally 80s.”

Left:

Grace Snell in the cos­tume depart­ment

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