In collaboration with the Oxford University Filmmaking Foundation
Directed by Tara Snelling, Elli Siora and Una O'Sullivan.
For my Final Major Project I have collaborated with the Oxford University Filmmaking Foundation for their current production of 'Dorian'. It is a six-part web-series based on the Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', directed by Tara Snelling, Elli Siora and Una O'Sullivan. 'Dorian' is a modernisation, set at Oxford University, concerning a group of students. Several of the main cast have been gender-swapped including the titular 'Dorian', who is now female and starring Beatrice Udale-Smith, Rory Grant and Rowan Wilson.
My role in this project was to design and create two ball gowns for Dorian for when she is attending an Oxford Student Ball; one 'beautiful' and the other a 'corrupted' version of the same dress. The dresses represent how Dorian is young and attractive on the outside, but has become increasingly evil, immoral and ugly on the inside. Like the supernatural 'portrait' from the original novel; Dorian's dress has become putrid and decayed.