Kate Forbes

Costume Designer

Designing ‘The Marriage of Reason & Squalor’ a Jake Chapman-directed series for Sky Arts, futurist thriller ‘Residue’ and international campaigns for Tanqueray Gin and Honda, Kate continues to cherish working at the more creative end of the film and TV spectrum. 20 years into her career and having worked with some of the most visionary directors in commercials, videos and film, Kate consistently draws upon her broad knowledge of film, fashion and art to deliver a distinctive aesthetic intuitively tailored to each production.

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Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / production company
2017POSTCARDS FROM LONDONSteve McLean / Diablo Films
2014MILLS AND DOOM: The Marriage of Reason and SqualorJake Chapman / Sky Arts
2014RESIDUEAlex Garcia / Matador Pictures
2013THE TIME OF OUR LIVESJohn Stanley / Time Of Our Lives plc
2013IMPERIOSOSarah Baker / Arts Council England
2013INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDOJulian Jones / IWC Media, Handel Productions
2012ZERODavid Barrouk / Ezi Films
2011FULLL FIREARMSEmily Wardill / Film London-City Projects
2010THE EMPTY PLANDavid Panos, Anja Kirschner / Film London-City Projects
2009UNMADE BEDSAlex dos Santos / The Bureau
Selected: Sundance Film Festival 2009
Selected: Rotterdam Film Festival 2009
2009THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SHEPPARDAnja Kirschner / David Panos/ Chisenhale Gallery
Shortlisted: The Jarman Award 2009
2007NEARLY FAMOUSSheree Folkson + others / Kudos
2005 - 7SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT series I and IIVito Rocco, Gordon Anderson / Feelgood Fiction
Nominated: British Comedy Awards:
Best New TV Comedy
2004THE LAST CHANCERSVito Rocco / Angel Eye-Channel 4
APPLE ‘Jitterbug’Jonathan Glazer / Academy Films
LEVISJake Nava / Cherry Films
LOUIS VUITTONJonathan Glazer / Academy Films, Bandits Production
FORDSteve Cope / 2AM
KIT KATHarry Dwyer / 2AM
MINIGevorg Karensky / Unit 9, ASD Lionheart
FIATDouglas Avery / Bare Films
TANQUERAYJake Nava / Cherry
PHILADELPHIAJason Lowe / Frances Pickering / 2AM
TESCO 'Call Of Duty'James Caddick / Paula Garr / 2AM
LINDTMiranda Bowen / 2AM
ACTIVIADoug Nichol / Partizan
DOVE (North America)Sam Macon / Milk and Honey Films, Prague
HONDAJames Caddick / 2AM
HALFORDSJoel and Jamie / 2AM
CURRYSJoel and Jamie / 2AM
BELVITAGiles Ripley / Pretzel Films
ACTIVIAMiranda Bowen / 2AM
STRICTLY COME DANCING BBC on-air promoKezia Barnett / Red Bee Media
DANONE SHAPEKezia Barnett / 2AM
HSBCKezia Barnett / 2AM
NOKIAD.A.R.Y.L. / Pulse Films
O2 LOAD & GOGordon Anderson / Academy Films
LLOYDS TSBDoug Nichol / Partizan
118118John Immesoete / Mustard
PRUDENTIALDoug Nichol / Partizan
SMIRNOFF ICEJames Pilkington / Partizan
SONY PLAYSTATION 2Lee Shulman / Partizan
FORD MOTORSNick Lewin / Cowboy Films
VIRGIN MOBILESDoug Nichol / Partizan
BARCLAYS BANKNick Lewin / Cowboy Films
PALM PILOTDoug Nichol / Partizan
SCHWEPPESAlison Jackson / Arden Sutherland-Dodd
MARSJesse Perretz / Cowboy Films
ERICSSONDoug Nichool / Partizan
IMPULSEJoe Public / Partizan
KELLOGGS SPECIAL KRory Rooney / Godman
KATIE MELUAMike Batt / Dramatico
M.I.A.Ruben Fleischer/ Partizan
ROOM FIVEVito Rocco/ Partizan
PORTISHEADChris Cunningham / Black Dog
ALABAMA 3Jerome Redfarn / The Artists Company
HELICOPTER GIRLKevin Godley / The Artists Company
WYCLEF / BONOKevin Godley / The Artists Company
DRU HILLNick Quested / The Artists Company
THE CURETim Pope / Cowboy Films
PAUL MCCARTNEYJulian Temple / Nitrate Films
short films:
2015THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICEJennet Thomas / Arts Council England, Grundy Gallery
2015JAMESClaire Oakley, Felix Levinson / The Wellcome Trust
2010CHALKMartina Amati / Cowboy Films
2010THE MAN WHO MARRIED HIMSELFGarrick Hamm / The Bureau-Therapy Films
2009THE END OF LOVEDavid Austen / Partizan
2005NEXT DOORParm Sidhu / Stalker Films
200540-LOVEDoug Nichol / Partizan Midi-Minuit
2005NOWHERE REALLYOwen Oppenheimer / Fine Art Commission
2004REGJames Pilkington / Angry Donkey
2003GOODBYE CRUEL WORLDVito Rocco / Partizan Midi-Minuit
Kodak/BAFTA Short Film Showcase: Best Film
Cracow Film Festival, Poland: Silver Dragon
Emden Film Festival, Germany: Short Film Award
Capalbio Film Festival, Rome: Best Direction
Pifan Film Festival, Puchon, Korea: Grand Prize
Countries worked in:
Czech Republic, France, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, UK, United States.