GRACE’S HOME ADVANTAGE
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