Olivia Simpson

Costume Designers

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Originally from Australia, Olivia Simpson now lives in London. Extremely experienced, Olivia worked her way up through the Costume Department and has now been designing for a number of years.  Features include Friends and Strangers directed by James Vaughn, which is currently on the festival circuit and premiered at the IFFR 2021,  as well as the feature adaptation of Measure 4 Measure directed by Paul Ireland, for which she received a nomination for Best Costume at the AACTA 2020. Olivia most recently designed the Sky Original Film, Christmas Number One directed by Chris Cottam and stars Iwan Rheon and Freida Pinto.

FEATURES / DRAMAS

CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE
Prod. Sky
Dir. Chris Cottam
Cast: Frida Pinto, Iwan Rheon
Nomination: Best Costume Design – Australian Production Design Guild Awards 2022

FRIENDS AND STRANGERS 
Prod. Leitourgia Films
Dir. James Vaughn
World Premiere: In Competition – IFFR 2021
Winner: Special Jury Prize – Jeonju Film Festival 2021
Nomination: Grand Prize – Jeonju Film Festival 2021
Nomination: Tiger Prize – Rotterdam International Film Festival 2021
Nomination: Best Costume Design – Australian Production Design Guild Awards 2022

LOCATION SCOUTS (Web Series)
Prod. Julia Corcoran, Liam Heyen and Glen Condie
Dir. Christina and Connor Van Vurren 

MEASURE FOR MEASURE 
Prod. Toothless Pictures
Dir. Paul Ireland
Nomination: Best Costume Design – AACTA 2020  

PIMPED
Prod. Playground Productions
Dir. David Barker 

GROWING UP GRACEFULLY
Prod. Giant Dwarf Productions
Dir. Mike Nayna 

WOES (Web Series)
Prod. ABC Australia
Dir. Yasmin Sujeta  

THE BIG SPAGHETTI (Web Series)
Prod. Side Pony Productions
Dir. Zoe Pepper 

As Costume Buyer / Standby / Supervisor:

ATLANTA S3 (Costume Truck Supervisor)
Prod. FX Productions
Dir. Donald Glover

THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Kirsty Halliday)
Prod. Netflix
Dir. Vanessa Caswill

LOCUSTS (Costume Supervisor, Standby and Art Finisher – Costume Designer: Zohie Castellano)
Prod. Bonsai Films
Dir. Heath Davies 

THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Grace Snell)
Prod. Independent Film
Dir. Joanna Hogg 

THE DIG (Post Production Costume Co-Ordinator)
Prod. Clerkenwell Films
Dir. Simon Stone
Nomination: Outstanding British Film of the Year – BAFTA Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Costume Design – BAFTA Awards 2021
Winner: Top Ten Films – Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2021
Winner: Narrative & Animated Feature – ReFrame 2021

GODZILLA VS KONG (Costume Buyer Dailies – Costume Designer: Ann Foley)
Prod. Warner Brothers
Dir. Adam Wingard

FRAYED (Costume Standby – Costume Designer: Nina Edwards)
Prod. Merman
Dir. Shaun Wilson and Jennifer Leacey
Nomination: Best Comedy Program – AACTA Awards 2019

STANDING UP FOR SUNNY (Assistant Costume Designer – Costume Designer: Nina Edwards)
Prod. See Pictures
Dir. Steve Vidler 

DEAD LUCKY (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer Amelia Gebler)
Prod. Sebtext Pictures
Dir. 
Steve Vidler

CHOSEN (Costume buyer – Costume Designer Nina Edwards)
Prod. Netflix China
Dir. Tony Tilse

PETER RABBIT (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Lizzy Gardiner)
Prod. Sony Pictures
Dir. Will Gluck

SOUL MATES (Costume Standby / Buyer – Costume Designer: Leon Krasenstein)
Prod. ABC
Dir. Connor Van Vurren + Christian Van Vurren

HIDE AND SEEK (Standby Assistant – Costume Designer: Nina Edwards)
Prod. Channel 9 Productions
Dir. Peter Andrikidis, David Caesar, Daniel Nettheim 

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Liz Wolfe)
Prod. Universal Pictures + Legendary Entertainment
Dir. Stephen S. DeKnight

MURDER CALLS (Episodes 5 & 6)
Prod. Screen Time Pty Ltd 
Dir. Kieran “Spud” Murphy 

GIRT BY FEAR (Web Series)
Prod. Independent 
Dir. David Ma 

HIGH LIFE (Web Series: Assistant Costume Designer – Costume Designer: Nina Edwards)
Prod. More Sauce Productions
Dir. Luke Eve 

BLEEDING STEEL (Casual Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Eliza Godman)
Prod. Hey Pictures
Dir. Leo Zhang

HERE COMES THE HABIBS (Extras Dresser / Costume Standby – Costume Designer: Aelia Gebler)
Prod. Channel 9 Productions
Dir. Darren Ashton

THE CODE SERIES II (Standby Assistant – Costume Designer: Nina Edwards)
Prod. Playmaker Media
Dir. Shawn Seet

FRAGMENTS OF FRIDAY (Web Series: Costume Standby – Costume Designer: Amelia Gebler)
Prod. Endemol Productions 
Dir. Kacie Anning

2:22 (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Lizzy Gardiner)
Prod. Basil Productions
Dir. Paul Currie

ALEX AND EVE (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Leah Giblin)
Prod. Independent Film
Dir. Peter Andrikidis

THE CODE (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Nina Edwards)
Prod. Playmaker Media
Dir. Shawn Seet

POWER GAMES (Costume Assistant / Extras Dresser – Costume Designer: Nina Edwards)
Prod. Southern Star Productions
Dir. David Caesar + Geoff Bennett

CAMP (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Joanna May Park)
Prod. Matchbox Productions
Dir. Nicholas Buffalo, Ben Chessell, Lynn Maree Danzey, Shawn Seet

A PLACE TO CALL HOME (Costume Assistant – Costume Designer: Xanthe Heubel)
Prod. 7 Network
Dir. Mark Joffre, Lynn Hegarty, Lynn-Maree Danzey, Ian Barry

THE WOLVERINE (Dailies Buying – Costume Designer: Isis Mussenden)
Prod. Fox Film Australia Feature Film
Dir. James Mangold

PUBERTY BLUES (Extras Co-ordinator and Standby – Costume Designer: Emily Seresin)
Prod. Southern Star Productions
Dir. Glendyn Ivin, Emma Freeman, Sean Kruck

IN YOUR DREAMS (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Leah Giblin)
Prod. Screen Australia
Dir. Ralph Strasser

THE GREAT GATSBY (Costume Assistant and Extras Stylist – Costume Designer: Catherine Martin)
Prod. Bazmark
Dir. Baz Luhrmann 

A FEW BEST MEN (Costume Attachment – Costume Designer: Lizzy Gardiner)
Prod. Icon Productions
Dir. Stephan Elliot

SHORT FILMS

JUNGLE 
Prod. Husni Hafid
Dir. Alan Hopkins 

A COMEDIAN
Prod. Stephanie Day
Dir. James R Woods 

BIRD
Dir. Arundati Thandur 

AN ATHLETE WRESTING A PYTHON
Dir. Stephanie Day 

BEVERLY
Prod. Curious Films
Dir. Roma Darietta 

SAD SACHS
Dir. Joel Perigut 

SWEATY FLOWERS
Dir. Stephanie Day 

BLACK LIPS
Prod. Brick Road Productions
Dir. Adrian Chiarella
Winner: Best Short Film – Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2020

I F*CKED A MERMAID AND NO ONE BELIEVES ME
Prod. Mad Ones
Dir. Madeline Gottlieb 

FIRE ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Prod. Tinker Productions
Dir. Thomas Calder 

SHADOWS
Dir. Eugene Dyson 

BODIES
Prod. Aquarius Films
Dir. Laura Nagy 

TWO BITES
Prod. CANDID Productions
Dir. Jonathan Pease  

FENCED
Dir. Sophie Hawkshaw
Winner: Social Shorts Drama Category – AACTA Social Shorts 2017

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
Prod. Mint Productions
Dir. Ben Dickinson 

BREATH
Prod. Fine Hour Productions
Dir. Ben Dickinson
Nomination: Best Achievement in Sound in a Short Film – Australian Screen Guild 2015
Winner: Best Editing in an Australian Short Film – Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2015

COMMERCIALS

Andrew Seaton: G.J. Gardiner
Angus Forbes: USYD Virtual Tour
Damien Cassar: Telstra Smart Homes
Dom Allen: Telstra ICC Promo
Leilani CroucherEBay: Mum’s Night Out / Hyuandi i30: The Only One For You
Matisse Ruby: SFF: Keep Our Festival Alive
Olly Wood: Ebay

 

MUSIC PROMOS

Annabel Blackman & Georgia Wilkenson: Body Type Band: Dry Grass
Hannah Berzins: Holy Balm: Fashion
James ChappelPotbellez: Saved in a Bottle
Julian TynanPhanosland: Aphrodite’s New Order
Kerinne JenkinsOkenyoUtopia
Pierre Debusschere: Beyonce Ft Drake: Mine (Wardrobe Standby and Costume Maker)
Raja Virdi: George Ezra
Rhys Day: Dress Theque: Landslide
Tommy Thoms: The Polish Club: Divided

THEATRE

MARY STUART (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Mel Page)
Prod. Sydney Theatre Company Production
Dir. Lee Lewis

STILL POINT TURNING: THE CATHERINE MCGREGOR STORY (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Michael Scott-Mitchell)
Prod. Sydney Theatre Company Production
Dir. Priscilla Jackman

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF THE ARTUTO UI (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Marg Horwell)
Prod. Sydney Theatre Company Production
Dir. Kip Williams

MURIELS WEDDING: THE MUSICAL (Costume Buyer – Costume Designer: Gabriela Tylesova)
Prod. Sydney Theatre Company Production
Dir. Simon Phillips

STRICTLY BALLROOM: THE MUSICAL (Costume Buyer / Wardrobe Swing Dresser – Costume Designer: Catherine Martin)
Prod. Global Creatures and Bazmark
Dir. Baz Lurhman

EDITORIAL STYLING

Manon Quimet: De-establish Editorial Shoot
Tim LoUnfin Atelier: 2019 Campaign Photoshoot