Nic Smillie has worked in theatre, film and television as a costume designer for twenty years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Textile Design from Victoria University, Wellington. Projects for the Auckland Theatre Company include Filthy Business, Peer Gynt [recycled], To Kill A Mockingbird,
A Doll’s House, Paniora!, Midnight In Moscow, Awatea, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabaret, August: Osage County, Romeo & Juliet, The Pohutukawa Tree, The Wife Who Spoke Japanese In Her Sleep, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Where We Once Belonged. Nic has also worked with Colin McColl on many theatre productions based in Wellington, highlights being Cabaret, Sweeney Todd and Top Girls. Her costume design highlights for screen include the 2016 Samoan language feature One Thousand Ropes, written and directed by Tusi Tamasese and the Air New Zealand Screen Award for Contribution to Design for the television series The Insider’s Guide to Love. Her operatic designs include The Italian Girl in Algiers, staged in Auckland and Glasgow. After a five year hiatus in Helsinki, Nic is returning home to New Zealand to continue with her work in film and theatre.