Cappi Ireland is one of Australia’s leading and most sought after Costume Designers.
Cappi has worked for some of the best directors in Australia, on some of the most awarded projects. Her film and television credits are impressive and varied.
Cappi recently completed work on Made Up Stories feature The Dry, which reunited her with director Robert Connolly.
Prior to this Cappi worked on Glitch 3, the third series of the acclaimed drama Glitch by Matchbox Pictures/NBCU, co-produced by Netflix. Cappi designed the first series in 2014 and second series in 2017. In 2018, Cappi designed costumes for Ride like a Girl, Rachel Griffiths’ directorial debut starring Teresa Palmer.
In 2016 Cappi designed Matchbox Pictures/NBCU TV series, Seven Types of Ambiguity and Newton’s Law, an 8-part ABC series by the producers of Phryne Fisher.
In 2015 Cappi designed the costumes on Garth Davies film, Lion. For her work on Lion she received the 2017 AACTA Award for Best Costume Design for a Feature Film, the 2017 APDG Award for Best Costume Design for a Feature Film and a nomination for Excellence in Contemporary Film at the 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards (USA).
In 2015 Cappi also designed Matchbox Pictures/NBCU TV miniseries Barracuda, for which she has also received a 2017 APDG Award Nomination for Costume Design in a TV series.
In 2014 Cappi worked on Gallipoli, an epic 7-part TV mini-series for Channel 9/Endemol, which garnered her a 2015 APDG award for Best Costume in a TV series.
In 2012 Cappi completed work on Stuart Beattie’s I Frankenstein making her mark in big budget film territory.
Other film credits include Cut Snake, The Mule and The Rover, which reunited her with award winning directors David Michod and Tony Ayres. Cappi has also designed costumes for acclaimed films such as Animal Kingdom, Oranges and Sunshine, Balibo and the multi award winning TV drama, The Slap.
Cappi has received in total seven AFI/AACTA nominations, and three AFI/AACTA wins. The Home Song Stories directed by Tony Ayres awarded Cappi with her first AFI Award for best Costume Design in 2007. She also won an AFI in 2008, for Best Costume Design, for Jonathan Ogilvie’s The Tender Hook. In 2017 Cappi received an AACTA Award for her work on the Feature Film Lion.