I am a Freelance Filmmaker who works across a variety of roles. My passion lies within the Art Department, in particular Set-Dressing. In the past I have worked at props hire houses (‘H&M’ Hire and ‘Farley’) and a West end theatre props supplier, buying props for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘Love Never Dies’ and 'Private Lives' staring Kim Cattrall. Some of the props I sourced were 1940’s style cups and saucers and paper lampshades, which the actors threw about in rage
In the past few month, I have been Art Department Assistant on the music video ‘Flame’ for the band ‘Sundara Karma’ where I sourced props and dressed the set, then I ran the art department during the second half of the day.
I also worked as Cake/Food Stylist on the short film ‘Eat’. This involved making a six-tiered cake for a daydream sequence and creating an edible prop that looked like raw meat!
Last year I was the Set-Dresser for a model railway that was used in the opening credits of the 72 Hour Film, ‘The Confusion of Tongues’, starring Kate O’Toole, Ewen MacIntosh and Gemma Atkinson. The finished product looked stunning lit up in the dark and was a joy to be a part of.
Another great job was Hugh Cornwell’s music video, ‘Bad Vibes’, for which I dressed the set and created a miniature dollhouse chair to match a full sized prop.
I have worked on a number of Cornwell’s music video’s not only as set dresser, art department and prop maker, but I have also acted as stills photographer because Hugh himself said that I take a great photograph.
Alongside my Art Department work I write and direct (and Set-Dress) my own short films, which have won awards and been screened in a large number of festivals. ‘Day Off’, was most recently selected and screened at the ‘Bang! Film Festival 2012’ in ‘Crash Bang Wallop’. Another of my works, ‘WIN WIN’, won the 'It's Not My Bag Competition' at 'The Melbourne Film Festival 2010' and went on to tour festivals worldwide.
I revel in the craft it takes to create a scripted narrative and also take great pride in my precise ability to create story and character within the Art Department as a Set Dresser/Props Buyer.
Name: Henrietta Thomas
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Set Decorator
Unique traits: Set Decorator, Prop Maker, Art Department Assistant, Props Buyer
Olly's World - CBeebies Pilot
by Martyn Warren Props Maker
Film (short) by Carl Shanahan Cake/Food Stylist
Flame - music video for the band Sundara Karma
by Bruno Chiecco Art Department Assistant
Hugh Cornwell's music video, Love Me Slender
Film (short) by TheOther Company Ltd. Art Department/Set Dresser
The Confusion of Tongues
Film by The 72 Hour Film Set-Dresser for a model railway A film starring Kate O’Toole.
Hugh Cornwell's music video, Bad Vibes
by TheOther Company Ltd. Set-Dresser/ Props Maker
Hugh Cornwell's music video, The Face
by TheOther Company Ltd. Art Department/Set Dresser
A Sunny Morning
Film (short) by Jacob Proctor Ltd. Art Department Assistant and Location Manager A film starring Sophia Myles and Charlie Cox
West End Props Company
Theater Props Buyer Shows worked on include, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Love Never Dies and Private Lives staring Kim Cattrall.
Karen David Hypnotize Music Video
by New Treatment Art Department Assistant
Film (short) by BBC Talent Film Art Department Assistant and Location Manager The film stared Celia Imrie and John Henshaw.
A+M Hire Props House
Farley Props House
Ravensbourne - First Class BA Hons Degree in Broadcast Production
Ravensbourne - Foundation Degree in Broadcast Operation and Production
Ravensbourne - Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Merit)