Vanessa Loh

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Vanessa Loh is an Australian Costume Designer for Film and Television. She has worked within a diverse range of productions from network dramas, independent features, tight-deadline commercials and music videos. Vanessa is interested in the human condition and how this can be expressed through clothing. She sees costume design as a collaborative process that brings life, colour and texture into the characters and narrative of a script, from the page to screen.

Vanessa has recently designed costumes for a Hoodlum and Netflix feature film directed by Stuart McDonald. Other recent credits include costume design for Chris Lilley’s LUNATICS for Netflix, the critically acclaimed SAFE HARBOUR (Dir: Glendyn Ivin, starring Phoebe Tonkin, Ewen Leslie, Jacqueline McKenzie & Joel Jackson), THE SECOND  (Dir: Mairi Cameron, starring Rachael Blake, Suzie Porter & Vince Colosimo), AUSTRALIA DAY with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning production company Hoodlum Entertainment (Dir: Kriv Stenders, starring Bryan Brown, Isabelle Cornish and Mathew Le Nevez), Feature film JUNGLE (Dir: Greg McLean, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell and Joel Jackson), GOLDSTONE (Ivan Sen’s sequel to MYSTERY ROAD, starring Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, David Gulpilil and Cheng Pei Pei and WANTED for Channel 7 Australia with Matchbox Pictures (starring Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill).

Vanessa has also worked on a range of productions in other capacities including roles working with Oscar winner, Angus Strathie as Assistant Costume Designer on MY MISTRESS (Dir: Stephen Lance, starring Emmanuelle Beart and Harrison Gilbertson) and multi-award winning Costume Designer Marion Boyce as Assistant Costume Designer on THE STARTER WIFE (Dir: Jon Avnet, starring Debra Messing and Judy Davis).

Vanessa received an Emmy nomination with Boyce for THE STARTER WIFE in the category of Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. She worked again with Boyce as Costume Buyer for THE DRESSMAKER (Dir: Joselyn Moorhouse, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth).