Costume Designer & Wardrobe Stylist. Based in Los Angeles, by way of Ohio.
Most recent feature film is currently on Netflix. "Deidra and Laney Rob A Train". It also premiered at Sundance in January 2017.
Name: Ciara Whaley
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Costume Designer
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Costume designer DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN is the story of two teenage girls who start robbing trains to make ends meet after their mom goes to jail. Set in present day, with shades of RAISING ARIZONA and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Written by Shelby Farrell, with Sundance Film Fest alum Sydney Freeland (DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST) directing, and Susan Cartsonis (THE DUFF, WHAT WOMEN WANT) and Nick Moceri (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT) producing.
Film (Short and Comedy) Costume designer Over the course of his first summer after college SIMBA falls in love with a stripper, spends a night in jail and almost ruins the family business. Through comedic interactions with old friends, elders, and the police, Simba learns just what adult life in the new Gentrified Brooklyn really is.
The Big Chop
Film (Short and Comedy) Costume and Wardrobe Department The Big Chop follows 10 year old Kris on her natural hair journey of self love and acceptance. Once a die hard lover of her big afro, negative hints from her mom and teasing on the playground causes Kris to get a perm. She continues to perm her hair as an adult until one day she has had enough. She stands in the mirror, and does the 'big chop.' What follows after the chop is a pure emotional roller-coaster.
Film (Drama) Costume designer THE LAND tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local Queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.
by Mark Columbus (Short, Drama and Family) Costume designer MS. FAITH MAYFIELD is a driven but also exhausted high school Social Studies teacher who has one student in particular, ELLIE THOMPSON, who's taken the 10th grade two times already, and unless she excels on the final exam, will repeat again. Anxious and unnerving to that idea, Ms. Mayfield confronts Ellie, attempting to instill passion and motivation in her education, though she discovers that Ellie's struggles are a direct result of her bigger responsibility in helping out her family. As she pleads with Ellie, Ms. Mayfield discovers that Ellie and her family are flirting with the idea of Ellie dropping out of high school altogether to work full-time.
(Short and Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department Twelve-year old Ana arrives at a United States immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute, younger brother, and a treasured music box. Ana finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.
by Micaela Colman (Short and Drama) Costume designer Guilt is useless. Rue is struggling to find a way through her grief. The loss of Luke, her previous lover is dragging her into the depths. Rue enjoys feeling the weight of it as it pulls her under. The guilt is gone there, but it's only for as long as she can hold her breath. Written by Anonymous
A Different Tree
by Steven Caple Jr. (Short, Drama and Family) Costume designer A Different Tree tells the story of one eight year old girl's journey to build a relationship with her absent father, through a class assigned family tree.
The Land of Misfits
by Steven Caple Jr. (Short and Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department
Film (short) by Ryan Lipscomb Wardrobe Design
Film (short) by Katrelle Kindred Costume Designer
Film (short) by Everett Lewis Assistant Costume Designer
Cheyenne is Burning
Film (short) by Alana Waksman Costume Designer
Lost with A Map
Film (short) by Steven Caple Jr. Wardrobe & Prop
Kent State University School of Fashion Design & Merchandising (Kent, OH)