The film, fashion, commercial and theatre industries are completely exploding right now with so many opportunities for our graduates. The media world in general is ablaze with productions on every scale. It’s never been a better time to work in this industry.
We have spent this past week receiving work opportunities and struggling to find the right graduates available to take them.
With all that in mind, let’s see what has been going on in May, June and July…
Film & TV:
Tarah Golding, who graduated 4 years ago from the 16 week Complete Make-up Artist Course, was the Main Team Trainee on the latest Black Mirror Series, designed by BAFTA winning Delamar tutor, Catherine Scoble. The rest of Catherine’s team – Holly Edwards and Lisa Cartlidge are also Delamar Graduates. Tarah has since secured a trainee position on Downton Abbey, the movie and is currently working on a comedy series starring Johnny Vegas.
Long time Delamar graduate and tutor, Brian Kinney has been working on a top secret Disney production with a whole team of Delamar graduates.
Netflix has been providing many other productions; Turn-up Charlie starring Idris Elba, is one such series. Our graduate Manon Orance has also been working on it.
We have had many recent graduates working on Maleficent 2, starring Angelina Jolie. The following graduates are mostly from our 1 year course, including but not limited to: Nastassia Caripi, Callista Thomas, Lucy Oswald, Olivia Watts, Jodie Llewellen, Rebecca Calver, Chloe Jackson, Inez Clark, andClaudia Mancini. Some of these graduates worked in prosthetics, and others worked in the crowd room.
Preparation is underway for the next series of The Crown. A top Delamar graduate is the designer for this prestigious Netflix series, and we have provided several newer graduates to help. This will be a huge job for all involved, but due to the secretive and competitive nature of work on The Crown, we cannot name anybody yet.
As well as working on Black Mirror, Holly Edwards has been in Nice and Monaco working on Rivera, series 2. This is a glamorous location change from Holly’s work in the Jungle for Our Girl, starring Michelle Keegan, filmed last year.
Lucy Oswald graduated only last year, but she has already racked up an impressive number of films and TV series. In the past 3 months Lucy has worked on Britannia, Dumbo re-shoots, as a main-team trainee on “Brexit” with Delamar tutor Angie Mudge and graduate Debbie Ormond, as well as several days on Maleficent.
Jodie Llewellyn graduated a matter of weeks ago and has already worked with Delamar Tutor Sian Miller on a production called Sulphur and White.
Recent graduate from our 1 year course, Naomi Pink, has been working on the second series of Killing Eve, designed by Delamar Tutor, Lucy Cain.
Whilst still training here, many students worked on a film production called Blinded By The Light, directed by award winning Gurinder Chadha. Many scenes were filmed here at Ealing Studios, so we were able to send students on set. Chloe Jackson, Inez Clark and Naomi Pink were among the students who worked on this film.
Advanced hair graduate from our course this January, JT Franchuk has been working on the main team and crowd dept of Wonder Woman, designed by Jan Sewell.
Fashion & Commercial:
Jo Frost is a leading fashion make-up artist who has spent much of this year working with musician, Jess Glynne, recently travelling to Mexico and Rio for some video shoots. Jo has also worked o conceptual beauty stories for French Elle, Vogue Ukraine, Telegraph Luxury and several Wonderland covers. Not much! Just this weekend, Jo worked on Jess Glynne’s make-up for her Pride performance, and joined her for a party on stage with Nile Rodgers, and the rest of the crew. Jo’s career is complete #goals.
Kitty Noofah is a Delamar Graduate who continues to succeed and push herself in the creative fashion world. Working on Thai celebrity, Jaokhun Wattanasin, Kitty has been providing grooming for a water advertising campaign in Thailand. Kitty led a team of Delamar graduates on her work for Notting Hill Carnival. On her recent award win, Kitty had the following to say:
“The latest news is that l won Best Artistic Makeup Artist of the year at IAA awards. This is the reason why l would love to say thank you to you all. Delamar always supports me and l never ever thank you enough. l won this award because of Delamar Academy.”
20 Delamar graduates worked on an event called The Mermaid Prom – you can imagine how much fun that would have been! This was a charity event for transgender young people.
Sarah Jagger has been working on skincare campaigns and many international editorials for Vogue, Elle and Harpers Bazaar magazine.
Andrew Denton has been assisting another Andrew – Andrew Gallimore, on many jobs. One was with Bjork! Andrew was also the key make-up artist on an ad for hair care brand, Coco & Eve.
Anja Bont has been graduated about a year ago and she continues to get incredible job after job. We have written all about Anja’s work at Cannes Film Festival with Chopard here. Anja has worked with Dua Lipa’s hair stylist Anna Cofone, and regularly assists Wall Group artists.
Alexa Riva Ravina has launched her own make-up and adornment business called “Carnage Couture”. Before this, she has been flown to the US on a tour of California with the Cash and Rocket rally.
Lottie Brooksbank has continued to work with her celebrity clients, namely Kimberly Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Frankie Bridge, Katherine Ryan and Mollie King.
She only graduated 12 months ago, but Amy Kyprianou has been working with David Bowie’s former make-up artist, Freddie Stoppler. The job was for a well-known rock band called Placbeo in Switzerland. Amy has also done some grooming work for a Lamborghini ad and some work with photography studio, Image First.
Emma Horner graduated several years ago now, and has been working in the fashion, beauty and commercial areas of the industry. One of her clients is John Lewis, and she has been assisting on a brand re-launch campaign. How exciting!
Karolina Bartnik has done the hair and make-up for Playboy Poland and Playboy Croatia. Very glamorous/ saucy! Karolina has also been testing with models from Strom, Nevs and Elite.
Krystal Buckley, a former 1-year graduate, still loves working on Kinky Boots The Musical.
Very recent graduate Arina Laura has done very well with theatre work – she is now a full-time assistant on School of Rock. Arina’s journey to getting this job involved some work experience there and some holiday cover on Chicago the Musical. It all pays off!
Liv Burton graduated 5 years ago from the Complete Make-up Artist Course, and is now the Deputy Head of Wigs on Book of Mormon, working with other Delamar Graduate, Erica Procopis.
Hannah Locke is working on Dream Girls The Musical, for the rest of the run.
Mia Laroque McBeth is working on Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
Very recent graduate Katie Wallis has worked on a top-secret pre-filmed production for The Royal Court Theatre, directed by Debbie Tucker Green. Katie has also been working on a theatre production in Ealing called “Prescription for Murder”.
It’s not just The West End where our graduates work; we have recent Advanced Hair graduate, JT Franchuck colouring wigs for a Broadway production of Moulin Rouge.
So there we have it! Just a limited selection of work our graduates have been enjoying.
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