New Crew CV

Arlene Riley

Northern Ireland and London based.

I am a Screen Skills High-end TV costume trainee. I want to contribute to the industry my growing skills and knowledge in costume. Just as important I’d like to be part of a team and put my energy towards making it a success and enjoyable experience. My ambition one day is to be able and confident to design on a TV production.

TV and Film work

July – November 2019 screenskills costume trainee. Tin Star 3. Costume designer Orla Smyth – Mill, supervisor Racheal Vallance. Kudos Productions Ltd.

May – June 2019 screenskills costume trainee. Boys From County Hell. Costume designer Triona Lillis, supervisor Carla Barrow. Moffat and Son Films and Six Mile Hill Productions.

March 2019 costume assistant. Short films Last Orders and Skinny. Costume designer Elle Kent. Lacada Productions Limited.

January 2019 daily costume trainee, Game Of Thrones costume wrap. Costume supervisor Donna Hughes. Fire and Blood Productions Ltd.

November 2018, daily costume trainee, Derry Girls 2. Costume designer Cathy Prior, supervisor Carla Barrow. Hat Trick Productions.

October-November 2018, contracted costume trainee, BBC comedy Soft Boarder Patrol. Costume designer Elle Kent. Production The Comedy Unit.

August 2018, daily costume trainee, Dublin Murders. Costume designer Kathy Strachan. Dulin Murders Productions.

November 2017 – August 2018, trainee costume daily, Game of Thrones season 8. Costume designer Michelle Clapton, crowd supervisor Ashleigh Lennox. Fire and Blood Productions Ltd.

October 2017, costume daily, Krypton. Costume designer Bojana Nikitovic. Shoebuckle productions. December 2016 – January 2017, costume daily, Game Of Thrones. Costume designer Michelle Clapton. Fire and Blood Productions Ltd.

September 2016, costume daily, Zoo. Costume designer Susan Scott. Zoo Productions.

November 2015, costume maker, Devil’s Doorway. Costume designer Susan Scott. Thomas Riley Productions.

September 2015, costume assistant trainee, The Journey. Costume designer Susan Scott. The Journey Film Productions

Theatre and Freelance work

April – May 2019 costume maker and dresser. A Midsummers Nights Dream. Costume designer Diana Ennis, supervisor Cecilia Davison. Terra Nova productions.

March – April 2019 costume supervisor photo shoot, Die Fledermaus, N I Opera. Director Walter Sutcliffe.

January – February 2019 costume dresser, wig fitter and breakdown artist. Sweeney Todd. Costume designer Dorota Karolczak and costume supervisor/maker Gillian Lennox. Northern Ireland Opera, Lyric Theatre.

December 2018, costume making, Beauty and the Beast pantomime. Costume designer Susan Scott. GBL Productions

July – August 2017, costume designer and supervisor, Joseph. Ravara Productions, amateur musical theatre, junior production.

November 2016, costume assistant/maker, Aladdin pantomime. Costume designer Susan Scott. GBL Productions

June 2016, costume designer, eel costume/ mascot commission, The River To Lough Festival, Co.Antrim.

May 2016, wardrobe assistant, Smiley. Costume designer/wardrobe supervisor Enda Kenny. The Lyric Theatre, Belfast,

April 2016, wardrobe assistant, Here Comes The Night. Costume designer wardrobe supervisor Enda Kenny. The Lyric Theatre, Belfast,

February 2016, wardrobe assistant, The 39 Steps. Costume designer Susan Scott, wardrobe supervisor Pat Musgrave. , Bruiser Theatre Company/The Lyric Theatre Belfast.

July – August 2015, wardrobe assistant, Les Miserables (school edition). Costume designer Emma Taylor. Ravara Productions, amateur musical theatre, senior production.

Skills and strengths. My costume skills range from making, mending, alterations and dressing to standby, de-rigging and laundry. I am creative throughout my designing and styling work and confident, efficient when working to time scales within a production when managing and prepping costumes. I have experience with inventory on delivered and returning costumes. I am also meticulous with continuity.

Educational History

2012 – 2015 Graduated from the Ulster University in BA Hons TADF. Modules Studied Garment Construction, Knitting, Printing, Textile Art/ Embroidery, Weaving, Marketing and Research, Writing and Research, Cultural Context, CAD.

2011 – 2012 South Eastern Regional College, Bangor. Foundation Diploma in art.

Exhibitions and Personal Work

2014 created my own brand, called Reusing The Blues, sustainable accessories and clothing by recycling denim jeans to create new items. My design vision is to use quilting and distortion as a modern feature.

April 2015 shortlisted one of five for The Quilters Guild BA Bursary competition.

August 2015 exhibited my own art work, Wonder Woman costume, The Strength Of Woman-The

Naked Truth at the Festival Of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham.

I hold a full and clean driving license with my own transport.

Referees on request