About

Astrid is a highly versatile costume designer with extensive experience in film, TV and media productions as well as the fashion industry. Originally from Germany, where she was running a fashion business in Berlin, Astrid has been living in the UK since 1994. After her inspiring costume studies at 'Wimbledon School of Art' she has been working on feature films, TV productions, music- and corporate videos as well as shorts, pilots and stills photography.

Astrid is often involved in international projects, she enjoys traveling and working on location. In 2013 she was designing her first opera for award winning Dutch composer Michel van der Aa and English novelist David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas). The production went on stage at Barbican (London) and later toured to festivals in Amsterdam, Toronto (2014) and Leon (2015).

Inspired by aspects of visual storytelling Astrid studied photography at 'London College of Communication', which enabled her to lift creative ideas to another level. The centre of her work is often based on transformation and her interest is 'the life of others', in documentary as well as in fiction. Both of Astrid's careers feed each other perfectly. She has been nominated for numerous awards and worked and exhibited internationally (www.astridschulz.com).

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KEY SKILLS

  • Versatile costume design background (contemporary, historic and futuristic designs)

  • Fashion stylist (including music videos and photography)

  • Trained costume maker & clothing technician (understands all steps in the garment industry including pattern cutting)

  • Leadership and management skills (solving practical issues such as departmental budget and schedules)

  • Great communication skills and team player (understands the producer's, director's and writer's visions and enjoys working closely with the production and make-up department)

  • Highly creative and original (eye for detail & resourceful)

  • Bilingual (German & English)

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Award winning productions

  • Clarks - 'Sole Mate' (Corporate Video)
    Production Company: Shooting Pictures / Directed by David Williams
    Awarded: IVCA 2003 Gold

  • One2one - 'Frankenphone' (Corporate Video)
    Production Company: Shooting Pictures / Directed by David Williams
    Awarded: IVCA 2002 Silver (Best Drama) & New York 2002, 2x Bronze, US Int. Festival 2002, 3x Gold (Best Direction / Best Actor / Best Script)

  • One2one - 'Posh'n'Becks' (Corporate Video)
    Production Company: Shooting Pictures / Directed by David Williams
    Awarded: IVCA 2002 Silver (Best Drama) & New York 2002, 2x Bronze, US Int. Festival 2002, 3x Gold (Best Direction / Best Actor / Best Script)

  • One2one - 'The Forest of Lost Souls' (Corporate Video)
    Production Company: Shooting Pictures / Directed by David Williams
    Awarded: IVCA 2001 Silver (Best Performance)

  • One2one - 'Codename: Keith' (Corporate Video)
    Production Company: Shooting Pictures / Directed by David Williams
    Awarded: IVCA 2001, Gold (Sales of Products and Services), New York 2002, Gold (Product Sales Organisation)