Susana Mota

Hair & Make Up Designers

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Originally from Lisbon, Susana Mota is a London-based Hair & Make Up Designer. She designed the feature Into The Deep directed by Kate Cox and she recently wrapped designing Drift produced (and stars) Cynthia Erivo and directed by Anthony Chen.  She has also designed the HBO x BBC Pilot Juice directed by Rosco 5 and created by Mawaan Rizwan. For shorts, Susana has worked with Jonathan Glazer on his Film4 short The Fall, and  Luger starring Jack Whitehall and directed by Freddie Waters. Directors include Molly Manners, Alex Boutell and Neil Gorringe and Susana has individually worked with celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michaela Coel and Matt Smith on multiple stills shoots.

 

FEATURES / DRAMA

DRIFT
Prod. Rook Nest
Dir. Anthony Chen
Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat

SMOTHERED (Pilot)
Prod. Roughcut Television
Dir. Luke Snelling

INTO THE DEEP
Prod. Freedom Feature
Dir. Kate Cox
Cast: Ella-Rae Smith, Jessica Alexander, Matthew Daddario

JUICE (Pilot)
Prod. VAL / HBO / BBC
Dir. Rosco 5
Cast: Mawaan Rizwan, Russell Tovey

WAITING 
Prod. Comedy Central
Dir. Freddie Waters

As Hair & Makeup Artist:

ATLANTA (S3) – As Hair & Makeup Artist for Paris and Amsterdam
Prod. FX Productions
Dir. Donald Glover

DUMBO (Dailies)
Prod. Medici Production
Dir. Tim Burton

 

SHORT FILMS

A MORAL MAN
Prod. Plain Vanilla
Dir. Paul and Simon Wade
Cast: Toby Jones

TINNED PEARS
Prod. The Progress Film Company
Dir. Libby Burke Wilde
Winner: Kinsale Sharks 2021 Shortlist ‘Best short under 10 minutes’

THE FALL
Prod. Film4 / Academy Films
Dir. Jonathan Glazer
Nomination: Galway Film Fleadh – Best International Short Fiction
Nomination: Ghent International Film Festival – Best International Short Film

IN VITRO
Prod. Spike Island
Dir. Larissa Sansour & Soren Lind
Winner: Festival internazionale Segni della Notte: Special Mention – Nights Award
Winner: Imagine Science Festival: Theme-Sensitive Award

LUGER
Prod. Nit Noi Productions
Dir. Freddie Waters
Cast: Jack Whitehall, Lolly Adefope, Ellie White
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 
Official Selection: Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Official Selection: Nottingham Int’l Film Festival 

DIM SUM
Prod. The Wagon
Dir. Freddie Waters

AND IT WAS THE SAME FOR MY SON
Prod. Miraj Films
Dir. Noemi Varga

FEZ – THE ROYAL SCENT
Prod. Spike Island
Dir. Anya Lewin

HERE BOY
Prod. Peppermint Films
Dir. Molly Manners

 

COMMERCIALS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

Channel 4: Complaints dir Alex Boutell
Winner (Gold) Best Film for Positive Change: Creative Circle Awards 2020
One of APA’s Top 20 Commercials of 2020
Winner: Gold British Arrows for Charity and Public Service
Winner: Gold British Arrows for Entertainment Promotions

 

Aaron Stroller: Chilly’s
Adam Loveday-Brown: NSPCC
Alex Boutell: Complaints Welcome: Brand Spots / The Late-ish Show with Mo Gilligan Promo / Great British Bake Off Promo 2019 /Great British Bake Off Promo 2020 / Halfords / Shpock / Celebs Go Dating Promo
Alex Browning: M&S
Alex Winckler: Lloyds / Bank of Scotland
Barry Dyer: Combat Stress /New Faces of 4 / The Big Narsty Show Promo
Brian Harrington: C4 Meet the Paralympians
Chris Kelly: Foxtrot
Dan Chase: Ford / McDonald’s / Grand Design Promo
Dan Storey: Playstation / Panasonic
Dan Sully: The Bachelor Promo / The Royal World Promo
Ed Rosie: Barclaycard
Elliot Dear: Starling Bank
Freddie Waters: Forest Road Beer / Homebase / Sea of Thieves Promo / I Am Here / Linkedin
Max Paschka: Intersport
James Caddick: Arla Milk / British Gas
Jason Lowe: Hellmann’s / Tesco / Philadelphia / McDonald’s / Carte D’Or / Schwartz / Pure Leaf Tea
Jim Hayton: Last Leg in Rio Promo / Re-United Kingdom Promo
Josh Appignanesi: Landrover
Keith McCarthy: C4 Horse Racing Promo / C4 Psychopath Night Promo / NFL Superbowl
Matt McDermott: Wickes
Matthew Carter: Very.co.uk
Mark Blythe: Sky Sports
Molly Manners: McDonald’s / Sport Relief / Diet Coke
Nova Dando: Breast Cancer Care
Rama Knight: Hertz
Rob Blishen: Sky Cinema / Renault Sky Sports Idents / SAS / The Trial Promo C4 Boxsets Promo
Sam Washington: Camden Town Brewery
Simon Baker: Grand National Opener
Steve Reeves: Amigo / Photobox
Susanne Aichele + Amanda Mesaikos: World Ocean’s Day
Thomas Ralph: Adidas
Tubby Brothers: Smart Water
Will Clark: Fake News Promo / Flirty Dancing Promo
Zak Emerson: Tena Discreet

STILLS

Andy Lo Po: The Circle
Aorta: The Circle
Ben Andres: John Lewis Home
Ben Ingham: Barclays Bank
Benjamin McMahon: Stella
Catherine Hyland / Gemma Fletcher: Hunger Magazine + Creative Review: The Hunger Left Behind
Chris Day: Conductors
David Clerihew: Cricket ‘The Hundred’ / Red Bull Campaigns / ITV Harry’s Heroes / BT Sports / Nissan / ITV / Domyos / EE / Adidas / Tena
Dean Rogers: O2 x Be Their Armour / O2 Rugby / O2 Womens’ Rugby
Dean Northcote: Des’ree ‘Love Story’ Album Artwork
Derek Ridgers: Infringe Magazine – What My Hair Means to Me / Jocks & Nerds Magazine – The Charming Rogue
Felicity McCabe: WiRED
Gillian Hyland: Owayurika Catalogue
Hamish Brown: The Body Issue
Jo Shaw: Post Office
Kate Peters: V&A
Kate Peters / Gemma Fletcher: Reclaim / The Guardian / Ladybeard Magazine / The Creative Review
Kurtiss Lloyd: LeRoni Lookbook / Philip Treacy Lookbooks
Marcus Duran: Alev Lenz ‘3’ Album Artwork
Matthew Shave: Guinness
Nuno Veloso: Galaxy Macau
Philip Haynes: UnderArmour / Qatar Airlines ‘Russia 2018’ / Cimzia / Alice Liveing / Speedo / Beco / Voltoral / O2 / WellCo / Robeco
Rama Knight: Hertz
Susan Bell: Jodie Kidd ‘Philadelphia’
Todd Antony: HSBC
Tom Hoops: Kent Bruhes / Wild
Warwick Saint: Guinness
Zoe McConnell: Huawei

MUSIC PROMOS

Aspa Ponti: Alev Lenz – The Chair
Greg Barth: Rone – Waves
Simone Pelligrini / Georgio Testi: Kite Base – Miracle Waves

BOOKS

Gillian Hyland: Words In Sight
Nicolas Laborie: Tin Tribes in The Garden of Ether
Phil Haynes: Alice Liveing – The Body Bible
Rob Streeter: Balance Your Life’ Jodie Kidd + Amelie Khellaf

PERSONALITIES

Adrian Chiles, Alan Carr, Alex Brooker, Andy Murray, Anne-Marie Duff, A.P. McCoy, Ashley Roberts, Ashley Walters, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bernard Hill, Charley Boorman, Charlie Brooker, Chemmy Alcott, Damien Lewis, Diana Moran, Derren Brown, Emily Berrington, Gordon Ramsay, Greg Davis, Helen McCrory, Heather Mills, Isy Suttie, Jack Ayers, Jake Canuso, Jessica Knappett, Jenna Randall, Jimmy Bullard, Jon Snow, Jon Culshaw, Jonnie Peacock, Jonjo O’Neill, Jodie Kidd, Kayvan Novak, Lois Winstone, Louise Roe, Mark Schwarzer, Matt Dawson, Matt Smith, Mike Tindall, Michaela Coel, Michelle Gomez, Nelly Furtado, Nigel Slater, Noel Fielding, Paul Ince, Paul McKenna, Penny Vincenzi, Rick Edwards, Rob Delaney, Russel Brand, Sadie Frost, Sam Shepherd, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Horgan, Simon Bird, Sophie Wu, Stephen Boxer, Tamzin Outhwaite, Thierry Henry, Thomas Turgoose and Usain Bolt.