Emily Seresin was born in New-Zealand and has been working in Australia as a costume designer since 1995 with directors such as John Curran, Cate Shortland, Scott Hicks and Jane Campion. Emily has been nominated 6 times for an AFI award for Best Costume Design for PRAISE, TWO HANDS, CLUBLAND, NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY, THE HUNTER and winning in 2004 for SOMERSAULT.
Emily trained in the UK with designers including Marit Allen and Milena Canonero working on films and commercials with directors such as Agnieska Holland, Lous Malle, Storm Thorgerson and Ridley Scott. When Emily first moved to Australia she worked as Costume Supervisor on PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT and VACANT POSSESSION.
In 1995 Emily was Costume Designer for the film PRAISE, directed by John Curran and later that year for Gregor Jordon’s TWO HANDS. In the following 2 years she was Costume Designer on Samantha Lang’s film MONKEY’S MASK and Emma Kate Croghan’s STRANGE PLANET. Following this Emily designed costumes for Paul Goldman’s THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY, Jeff Balsmeyer’s DANNY DECKCHAIR and THE OYSTER FARMER directed by Anna Reeves.
In 2003 Emily was Costume Designer on Cate Shortland’s film SOMERSAULT with Abbie Cornish and then worked with Cate again on the ABC mini-series THE SILENCE in 2005. Other films around this time included Cherie Nowlan’s CLUBLAND, Ringan Ledwidge’s film GONE and 48 SHADES directed by Daniel Lepaine
In 2009 Emily was Costume Designer on Scott Hicks’ film THE BOYS ARE BACK starring Clive Owen and in the following year worked on Daniel Nettheim’s THE HUNTER with Willem Dafoe. Around this time Emily also designed costumes for the acclaimed first series of MY PLACE produced by Penny Chapman.
Emily has worked with director Tony Krawitz on his feature film DEAD EUROPE; Jane Campion’s epic TV production TOP OF THE LAKE and with directors Glendyn Ivin and Emma Freeman on the TV series set in 1977 PUBERTY BLUES series 1 and 2. Recent credits include the feature film STRANGERLAND; SBS TV series THE PRINCIPAL, ABC TV series CLEVERMAN and the 2nd series of Jane Campion’s TOP OF THE LAKE.
Recent feature film credits include CARMEN with director Benjamin Millepied; BOSCH & ROCKIT with director Tyler Atkins; THE INVISBLE MAN with director Leigh Whannell; I AM WOMAN for director Unjoo Moon.