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.
Recent credits include LOVE ME series 1 & the upcoming second series, a 6-part Binge Original/Warner Bros TV series with directors Emma Freeman and Bonnie Moir on respective series; TAP/NBCU series FIRES, a story of a catastrophic bushfire season that tore through the hearts of Australia and the world which reunited her with long time collaborators Tony Ayres and Liz Watts; period drama NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN set in the goldfields in the 1800’s and directed by Corrie Chen for SBS and Goalpost Pictures. The 2021 AACTA Awards remarkably saw Cappi nominated for a record 4 nominations for her work on feature films MORTAL KOMBAT, THE DRY and television series FIRES and NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN – the latter going on to win Best Costumes for Television. She received a further nomination in 2022 for her iconic costumes on the hugely successful first series for Binge, LOVE ME.
Cappi received a great deal of attention for her costumes for the action-adventure fantasy feature film MORTAL KOMBAT, directed by Simon McQuoid. She enjoyed returning to the world of fantasy specialty costuming and having the opportunity to work at such a scale. She is teaming up again with Simon on the MORTAL KOMBAT 2 which is currently in pre-production.
Additional credits include THE DRY, released in 2020, which reunited her with director Robert Connolly, the third season of GLITCH for Matchbox Pictures and Netflix, following up on her work designing seasons one and two, RIDE LIKE A GIRL, Rachel Griffiths’ directorial debut starring Teresa Palmer, Matchbox Pictures/NBCU TV series, SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY, NEWTON’S LAW, Garth Davies Academy Award nominated feature film, LION, for which she received an AACTA Award, an APDG Award and a nomination for Excellence in Contemporary Film at the 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards (USA).
Other notable work includes Matchbox Pictures/NBCU TV miniseries BARRACUDA, for which she received a 2017 APDG Award Nomination for Best Costume Design in a Television series; 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; BALIBO and the multi award winning TV drama, THE SLAP.
Additional films include, I FRANKENSTEIN, CUT SNAKE, THE MULE, THE ROVER, which reunited her with award winning directors David Michod and Tony Ayres, ANIMAL KINGDOM, and ORANGES AND SUNSHINE.
Cappi has received in total ten AFI/AACTA nominations, four AFI/AACTA wins, those not included above are Cappi’s first AFI Award for best Costume Design in 2007 for THE HOME SONG STORIES directed by Tony Ayres and an AFI in 2008 for Best Costume Design, for Jonathan Ogilvie’s THE TENDER HOOK.