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 is currently designing costumes for the period drama, New Gold Mountain, set in the goldfields in the 1800’s and directed by Corrie Chen for Goalpost Pictures. In 2021 she will work once more with Tony Ayes and Liz Watts on the upcoming series, The Fires.
Recent work includes the feature film Mortal Kombat, directed by Simon McQuoid, which followed her work on the feature film, The Dry, recently released, which reunited her with director Robert Connolly. Prior to this, Cappi designed the third season of Glitch for Matchbox Pictures and Netflix, following up on her work designing seasons one and two.
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.
In 2015 Cappi designed the costumes on Garth Davies film, Lion. For her costume design on Lion she received an AACTA Award, an APDG Award 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 received a 2017 APDG Award Nomination for Best Costume Design in a Television 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.
Other film credits include I Frankenstein, 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.