CLARE ANDRADE (UNITED KINGDOM)
Clare Andrade was our hero in Reykjavik, Iceland (2016).
Clare Andrade was drawn into the world of the Art Department with a specific interest. She wanted to learn to portray character in drama. Clare graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in Theatre Design and then was quickly involved into the alluring universe of pop promos. After the experience of working with video giants, Clare Andrade was asked to buy props for a couple of films. Only then she discovered the boundless possibilities of set decoration and completely fell for it.
Her artistic portfolio is highly colourful: ranging between small and big budgets, from world known brand commercials to feature films, traveling through different eras from XVII century and 1970s straight to the contemporary world. While working on commercials, she had a chance to hone skills of speed, comprehension and amenability, which were incredibly helpful in her career.
Clare Andrade worked on numerous BBC television series and films, including Emmy award winning “Jane Eyre”, “Oliver Twist”, “Red Riding 1980”, “Danny and The Human Zoo”. Independent features also are a significant part of her busy schedule, she successfully put her input there as a buyer and a set decorator. Her latest project is Polly Steele’s independent feature - “Let Me Go”.
Clare Andrade admitted that she has never lost the motive, which has been driving her through the complicated galaxy of the Art Department. Still her greatest love is to create the distinct worlds that drama's characters inhabit. She seeks to understand their motivation, to get to know their history and working together with a director and a designer to paint this world with the objects, colours and lights.
Clare believes that it is absolutely necessary to share the experience with the colleagues, amateurs and beginners in order to raise the awareness of the set decorator’s role in the Art Department.