Creating unique costumes ideal to the needs of each director and production, for 14 years Hayley has worked as a costume designer for film, Television and more.
Recent exciting work includes the highly acclaimed BBC mini series OUR WORLD WAR, a WW1 Docu-Drama, the ambitious AIR, Produced by Hayley, has played as official selection at notable international Film Festivals including Palm Springs (where it had its World Premiere), and also Take Down, a Thriller/Drama Feature film from director Jim Gillespie (I Know What you did last Summer) and Pinewood Films.
Originally from Australia, Hayley has also worked England, Wales, Italy, Hungary, Scotland, France, Northern Ireland, Greece and Brazil, but has been based in the UK since 2005.
Growing up in Tasmania with an early interest in costume history and science fiction, Hayley works from varied sources, often uses a process called 'Hybrid Design' to blend her love of rich historical costume with contemporary design or other contrasting aesthetics. With strong costume cutting and making skills, many of the productions she designs have a high percentage of costumes custom made for purpose.
Emphasising new creative design for the future, while reflecting the richness of the past, Hayley hopes to continue working on varied projects, making strong and appropriate visuals to support engaging stories.
In association with the exhibition 'Hollywood Costume', I was invited to complete a 6 month residency working in studios at the prestigious museum, researching from the collections and developing ideas and methods relating to Hybrid Design.
Initiating 'The Hybrid Project', workshops & research fed into an ambitious film, called AIR.
I am very proud to have Produced This 23 minute, science-fiction short film with director Emma Maclennan. the fantastic films sets by Production designer Richard Selway were built within the galleries of the V&A, parts also shot on location in Scotland. Starring Antonia Thomas, Tom Riley and David Schofield, I am very proud of the completed film.More information is available here.
In november 2013, I participated in a short residency in Rio de Janeiro, collaborating with local designers on a performance piece of creations made from recycled materials.