Joanna Mae Park is a much sought-after costume designer. Her love of storytelling, character and genuine passion for clothing as a form of expression led her to a career as a costume designer. Joanna’s designs are about the human condition, self-expression and the worlds in which a character lives. A keen observer with a very detailed eye for colour and tone, clothing has become her language in which she tells these stories.
Most recently Joanna designed PIECES OF HER, the upcoming television adaptation of Katherine Slaughter’s novel of the same name, directed by Minkie Spiro for Made Up Stories and Netflix, and starring Toni Collette and Jessica Barden. Joanna also designed Glendyn Ivin’s feature film PENGUIN BLOOM for Made Up Stories, starring Naomi Watts, Jackie Weaver and Andrew Lincoln, the film premiered at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival. For her next project Joanna will collaborate again with Ivin and Made Up Stories on the television adaption of Holly Ringland’s novel THE LOST FLOWERS OF ALICE HART for Amazon, starring Sigourney Weaver.
Joanna’s other film credits include PALM BEACH for director Rachel Ward, which opened the 2019 Sydney Film Festival; the critically acclaimed film FELONY for Goalpost Pictures, directed by Matthew Saville, which screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; ADORATION, directed by Anne Fontaine and produced by Hopscotch Features, starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, which screened at Sundance in 2013; WISH YOU WERE HERE, directed by. Kieran Darcy Smith for Aquarius Films, starring Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer, which opened the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Film; and AFI nominated THE TREE, directed by Julie Bertuccelli for L’Arbre Films, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Joanna’s other television credits include the children’s series THE UNLISTED, for Aquarius Films and Netflix; and the 2013 NBC/Universal series CAMP produced by Matchbox Pictures.
Joanna’s short film credits are extensive and include AACTA nominated short THE TELEGRAM MAN (dir. James Francis Khehtie, 2011), the 30-minute short film THE LAST RACE (dir. Jeremy Cumpston, 2011) and CRYO (dir. Luke Doolan, 2012). Other shorts Joanna has designed costumes for include CHINA DOLLS (dir. Tony Ayres, 1998), WHAT’S GOING ON, FRANK? (dir. John Polson, 1995), GOD’S BONES (dir. Samantha Lang, 1993) and A BIT OF A TIFF WITH THE LORD (dir. Peter Duncan, 1995).
In her commercial work, Joanna collaborates on large campaigns involving Australia’s biggest brands as Art Director and Costume Designer with Production Companies such as Revolver, The Glue Society, Scoundrel and Exit. In 2019 she won the Photoplay Award for Design for a Commercial at the APDG Awards.