Bethany Swan

Hair & Make Up Designers

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Bethany Swan is a BAFTA nominated Hair & Makeup Designer working in films, drama and commercials. Her most notable work was designing Michaela Coel’s lauded BBC / HBO drama, I May Destroy You. Her work on the show led her to being named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and BAFTA Breakthrough. She’s received a nomination for an RTS Craft Award and a BAFTA Craft Award for the Hair & Makeup design on the drama. Bethany has since designed season 3 of Hanna for Amazon Prime, Mammals for Amazon Prime and Flatshare directed by Peter Cattaneo for Paramount+.

 

FEATURES / DRAMA

FLATSHARE
Prod. 42MP / Paramount+
Dir. Peter Cattaneo
Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Anthony Welsh

MAMMALS 
Prod. Amazon / Vertigo
Dir. Stephanie Laing
Cast: Sally Hawkins, James Corden, Colin Morgan

HANNA S3
Prod. NBC Universal / Amazon / Tomorrow Studios
Cast: Esme Creed-Miles, Dermot Mulroney, Ray Liotta, Mireille Enos

I MAY DESTROY YOU
Prod. Various Artists / HBO / BBC
Dir. Sam Miller / Michaela Coel
Cast: Michaela Coel, Weruche Opia, Paapa Essiedu
Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series 2021 (Ep 112: Ego Death) – NAACP 2021
Nomination: David L Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of a Limited TV Series – PGA Awards 2021

Winner: Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series TV – Producers Guild of America 2021
Winner: Best Mini-Series – RTS Programme Awards 2021 
Winner: Best Writer (Drama) – RTS Programme Awards 2021  
Winner: Best Actress (Michaela Coel) – RTS Programme Awards 2021 
Nomination: Best New Scripted Series – The Spirit Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Ensemble Cast: The Spirit Awards 2021

Nomination: Breakthrough Series (Shortform) – Gotham Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Makeup Design – RTS Craft & Design Awards 2020
Nomination: Make Up Design (Drama) – Royal Television Society, UK 2020
Nomination: Director (Drama) – Royal Television Society, UK 2020
Outstanding Achievement Award – RTS Craft & Design Awards 2020
Nomination: Best Actress – The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Writer – The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Drama Series 5+ Episodes – The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Producer of a Limited Series – US Producers Guild
Nomination: Best Hair & Makeup Design – BAFTA Craft Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Miniseries – BAFTA Television Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Actress – BAFTA Television Awards 2021
Winner: Best Directing – BAFTA Craft Awards 2021
Winner: Best Writing (Drama) – BAFTA Craft Awards 2021
Winner: Best Editing (Fiction) – BAFTA Craft Awards 2021
Winner: Grand Jury Prize – Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Program Competition
Nomination: Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2021
Nomination: Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2021
Nomination: Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2021
Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2021

RARE BEASTS (Feature)
Prod. Western Edge Pictures
Dir. Billie Piper
Cast: Billie Piper, David Thewlis & Lily James
Nomination: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – BAFTA (Longlist) 2021
Nomination: The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director) – BIFA (Longlist) 2020
Nomination: Debut Screenwriter – BIFA (Longlist) 2020
World Premiere: Venice Film Festival (Critic’s Week) 2019
Official Selection: BFI LFF 2019
Official Selection: SXSW 2020
Official Selection – In Competition: Göteborg Film Festival 2020
Official Selection – Luxembourg City Film Festival 2020

WRECKING BALL (Pilot)
Prod. Two Brothers
Dir. Simon Bird

BLUE IGUANA (Feature)
Prod. Screen Media
Dir. Hadi Hajaig
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Ben Shwartz, Phoebe Fox

COCONUT
Prod. Big Deal Films for BBC Three
Dir. Mustapha Kseibati

RUN (Feature)
Prod. BTR Productions
Dir. Scott Graham
World Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: BFI LFF 2019
Official Selection: Glasgow Film Festival 2020

POND LIFE (Feature)
Prod. Open Palm Films
Dir. Bill Buckhurst
Cast: Esme Creed-Miles

UNDERCLIFFE (Feature)
Prod. Open Palm Films
Dir. Lisa Mulcahy

MAKING NOISE QUIETLY (Feature)
Prod. Open Palm Films
Dir. Dominic Dromgoole

SHORT FILMS

MOTHERLOAD
Prod. Island Pictures
Dir. Isabella Wing-Davey

SHADES
Prod. Agile Films
Dir. Ryan Still

MR WHIPPY
Prod. Elation Pictures
Dir. Rachna Suri
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2021

THIS TIME AWAY
Prod. Passion Pictures
Dir. Magali Barbe
Featuring: Timothy Spall

LONDONSTANI
Prod. Slingshot
Dir. Nirpal Bhogal

JUMPERS
Prod. Big Deal Films
Dir. Mustapha Kseibati

WOE IS ME
Prod. Elation Pictures
Dir. Simon Cartwright
Winner: 1st Prize – Rhode Island Film Festival 2018
Official Selection: Encounters Short Film Festival 2018
Official Selection: Leeds International Film Festival 2018

MUTE
Prod. Smuggler
Dir. Jamie Rafn

NO PAIN WHATSOEVER
Prod. Origin Pictures
Dir. Alex Kendall

LITTE SHIT
Prod. Post Panic Films
Dir. Richard Gorodecky
Winner: Best British Short Film – London Short Film Festival 2018

CADENCE
Dir. Tom Clarkson

DIAGNOSIS
Prod. Creative England / BFI
Dir. Eva Riley
Longlisted: Best Short Film – British Independent Film Awards
Official Selection: Emerging Cinematographer – British Society of Cinematographers
Official Selection: Galway Film Fleadh
Special Mention: Clermont Ferrand Film Festival
Special Mention: London Short Film Festival

COMMERCIALS

Adam Johnson: Amazon
Alexandra Brodski: Huawei
Ben Aston: Virgin Trains
Ben Williams: Legal & General
Beth Lishmund: ITV General Election
Chris Balmond: ITV Euros
Danny McGuinness: HTC
Ed Sayers: Post Office / Aesop / Oil of Olay
Eva Mahoney: Nike
E V Crowe: Puppy
Jamie Rafn: Sky / Fifa
Jamie Whitby/Jamie Gyngell: Debenhams
John Dower: Lotto
Kate Bones: Nivea
Leonardo Dalessandri: Samsung
Mr Tibbs: Resolver
Neil Coxhill: John Wick 3 Promo
Sariel Hestletine: Lawn Tennis Association
Young Replicant: BASF

MUSIC PROMO

Ben Newman: MIA
Boris Booij: Kensington
Charles Mehling: Emeli Sande / Olly Murs
Charlotte Ginsborg: Dishy Tangent
Dan Henshaw: Nick Brewer
Jason Smith: Jamiroquai
Joe Cruz/Filipe Alcada: Topics
Lee Hempstock: Ghost Poet
Phil Dolling: Electro Velvet

EVENTS (As Hair & Make Up Designer)

SECRET CINEMA: Romeo & Juliet / Grand Budapest Hotel / SC21 / Back to the Future / Dead Poet’s Society