Costume Graduate 2008
Hazelle moved to Wellington from her home town of Motueka to study Costume Construction at Toi Whakaari in 2007. Since graduating she has pursued a path in costume for film working alongside costume designers such as James Acheson, Ngila Dickson, Amanda Neale and Lesley Burkes-Harding. Hazelle’s interest in millinery saw her working as a milliner’s assistant on the pre-production of feature film Kingdom Come directly after leaving Toi Whakaari. Hazelle then went on to work on the NZ feature film Predicament.
She has worked in the costume department for Weta Digital on the animated feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and she has just finished working on The Hobbit.
“Toi Whakaari offered me the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from some amazing people. Being surrounded by their enthusiasm and passion has encouraged and inspired me to be everything I can be.”