As many of you may know, I headed up the Make-up Department on a British feature film over the summer and of course I couldn’t do it without making it as clean and ethical as possible from a make-up perspective – it’s second nature. I’m going to write more about running a green department at a later date, however for now I have a few special mentions…
This is a little thank you to four amazing companies and three very special people.
The budget for the film was pretty low and individual departmental budgets were pretty minimal considering what was required. My own budget had to not only cover the cost of stocking the make-up room with skin, haircare and make-up products along with all the other essentials but also the cost of running my small team.
From a product perspective I was able to secure sponsorship from four companies who kindly gifted us products to use on the cast during the shoot. Without the kindness and generosity of these companies, my budget would have been stretched immeasurably and I would certainly have gone significantly over budget – not a way to make friends with a producer!
I would like to send massive and heartfelt thanks to Pai Skincare, Weleda and Natracare for the many fantastic skincare products they sent me to use on the talent (and the odd sneaky crew member who came in for a pamper) and to John Masters Organics for the fabulous range of hair styling products. All of the products proved popular with the cast (and crew) and I will be giving some individual products a more detailed mention in the coming weeks and months.
Finally (and hopefully to not sounding too much like an over emotional award recipient), I would also like to thank my fabulous team. The early starts, quick changes and average 35ºc studio temperatures were made all the easier by Camilla Tew, Julie Cooper and Lilian Komor. Thank you all for your hard work gang.
Images: Laura Jane Sessions