"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see...."
Florence Barrett is a BC based theatre and film designer.
Trained at both Red Deer College (theatre diploma) and Simon Fraser University (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production and Design) Florence has continued practicing her craft her across Canada, with a strong focus on the Westcoast based productions.
Florence has worked on over 100 theatre projects, with focus on costume and production design. She has also worked as Head wardrobe on internationally touring theatre productions.
She has received numerous awards for both her design and technical work in theatre, a highlight being the Jessie’s Critics Choice for Innovation Award in both 2010 and 2011 for her work with theatre company Leaky Heaven Circus and again in 2015 for her work with Theatre Conspiracy.
Florence recently started her adventure into the world of film and tv, with a notable credit being Costume design for an full length period drama entitled “Eadweard” produced by Motion 58 for which she won the 2015 Leo Award for "Best Costume Design in a Feature Film"
She was also nominated for the 2015 Leo award for "Best Costume Design in a Short Film" for "Bedbugs: a musical love story"
Her most recent feature films have premiered at both The Toronto International Film Festival ("Adventures In Public Schooled") and at The Sundance Film Festival ("Summer of 84")
Coming from the world of theatre, Florence has always worked with a strong focus on collaboration and determination. She has worked with numerous theatre companies on mentorship including Frank Theatre, The Only Animal, Theatre Terrific and The Vancouver International Fringe Festival.