Suzanne SJ Barnes


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2014Associate Costume Designer
Film (LB)
Never Here
Camille Thoman
You Were Never Here LLC
2012 - 2014Personal Stylist - Host
Television / TV
Suriving Evil
Jeff Vanderwal
Cineflix Productions/Investigation Discovery
2013 - 2014Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
In Embryo
Ulrich Thomsen
In Embryo LLC
2013Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
Selling Isobel
Rudolf Buitendach
Development Hell Pictures
2012Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
Where The Road Runs Out
Rudolf Buitendach
Do Productions/Cotton Tree Productions
2011 - 2012Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
Dark Hearts
Rudolf Buitendach
Boundless Pictures/Dark Hearts Ltd.
2011Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
Marios Hamboulides
Original Film Co
2010Costume Buyer
Film (Feature)
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Universal Pictures International
2008Costume Buyer
Television / TV
House of Saddam
Alex Holmes/Jim O'Hanlon
2007Assistant Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
Dangerous Parking
Peter Howitt
Flaming Pie films
2006Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
Rudolf Buitendach
Significant Films
2005Costume Buyer
Film (Feature)
The Da Vinci Code
Ron Howard
Sony Pictures Entertainment
2003Assistant Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
John Irvin
Lucky UKFS Ltd
2003Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
James Erskine & Danny McCullough
Cottonopolis Films
2003Costume Designer
Film (Short)
Indoor Fireworks
Rudolf Buitendach
SleeveMonkey Films
2002Costume Designer
Film (Short)
The Seasons Alter
Roger Lunn
Futerra Productions
2000Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
The Honeytrap
Michael Gunther
Triboro Pictures/Film House London
2000Costume Supervisor
Television / TV
Kavanagh QC
Jack Gold
Carlton Productions
1998Costume Supervisor
Film (Feature)
Cash in Hand
Justin Baldwin
Bald Eagle Motion Pictures Ltd
1996Costume Designer
Film (Feature)
John Walsh
Walsh Bros Ltd
  • Education

    1994Costume Design BA HonsWimbledon School of Art

    About me

    With over 15 years experience and a background in fashion and theatrical costume design combined with experience in film and TV, I have created a dynamic palette of work throughout many genres in my career to date.

    Earning a BA degree (with honors) in costume design from London's prestigious Wimbledon School of Art, I have since worked on award winning shorts, numerous TV productions, high-end commercials and acclaimed features. I developed this taste for features in 1997, whilst getting the opportunity assisting Oscar™ winning designer Sandy Powell on Todd Haynes' ‘The Velvet Goldmine'. Other features followed assisting/supervising/designing with an impressive pool of talent and some recognisable box office as well as household names. In 2005 I was the Costume Buyer on Ron Howard's ‘The Da Vinci Code' assisting awarded Costume Designer Daniel Orlandi.

    In 2011 I was approached to design my first US SAG/DGA Film ‘Dark Hearts' in continued collaboration with director Rudolf Buitendach which featured a stellar cast. The film was nominated as best international feature at Raindance in 2012 and has recently been picked up for distribution by Vertical Entertainment. In 2012 ‘Where the Road Runs Out' a Human Rights driven international feature was shot in Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Rotterdam starring Ivorian born actor and Cesar award winner Isaach De Bankole. The film got selected to screen at the San Diego Film Festival and won Best Feature Film.

    In 2013 a feature shot in Los Angeles and currently in post production ‘In Embryo', the directional debut by lauded Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen, with cinematographer Stefan Ciupek.

    My most recent work a thriller 'You Were Never Here' shot in New York with Mireille Enos, Sam Shepard, Vincent Piazza and Goran Visnjic.


    Costume Designer - Daniel Orlandi (CDG)

    Director - Rudolf Buitendach (DGA)

    Additional Information

    In April 2014 a feature I designed a US DGA/SAG feature shot in LA will be distributed by Vertical Entertainment for US Domestic and Theatrical Release in Japan. The Awarded film is titled ‘Dark Hearts' (Thriller)

    Dark Hearts will also be screened on Showtime


    Upcoming Airings (All Times ET/PT):

    Fri, Dec 19, 1:40 am THE MOVIE CHANNEL XTRA

    Wed, Dec 31, 3:20 am SHO WOMEN

    Tue, Jan 06, 12:00 am SHO WOMEN

    Thu, Jan 22, 1:00 am SHO WOMEN

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Investigative
    • Natural History
    • Television
    • Travel
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Experienced in
    • Commercials
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Reality TV
    • Television
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years