AACTA award-winning Mariot Kerr is a leading Australian costume designer, working with such screen talent as Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Judy Davis, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank and Yvonne Strahovski over her 20 plus year career.
The in-demand costume designer works across film, television and advertising and was awarded the 2020 Best Costume Design AACTA for her work in the ABC-TV/Netflix acclaimed mini-series STATELESS.
From Matchbox Pictures, NBCUniversal and Blanchett’s Dirty Pictures, STATELESS, directed by Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse, was also recognised by AACTA as Best Telefeature/ Mini-series and starred Blanchett, Strahovski and Keddie, as well as Jai Courtney and Dominic West.
Mariot’s most recent work features in the upcoming Apple TV anthology series ROAR, the episode costume designed by Mariot starring Kidman, Davis and Baker, from Made Up Stories, Blossom Films and Endeavour Content, and directed by Kim Gehrig.
Mariot also collaborated with Cannes Lion award-winning director Gehrig on the 2021 Apple iPhone advertising/marketing campaign, produced by Revolver and Somesuch.
Mariot’s work on the feature film THE UNKNOWN MAN directed by Thomas M Wright, will be seen in 2022. From See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content and Blue-Tongue Films, the crime thriller stars Edgerton, Sean Harris and Jada Alberts.
Her design was seen around the globe this year on the smash hit Netflix drama CLICKBAIT, from Tony Ayres Production/ Matchbox Pictures and starring Adrian Grenier, Zoe Kazan and Betty Gabriel. CLICKBAIT was Netflix’s most viewed series in August 2021.
Mariot was nominated for an Australian Production Design Guild (APDG) Award for Best Costume Design for her work on the Netflix sci-fi feature I AM MOTHER, starring Swank and Clara Rugaard and directed by Grant Sputore.
Other credits include the ‘prison escape’ feature film ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by Francis Annan; WAKE IN FRIGHT, a television adaptation directed by Kriv Stenders and the recipient of seven AACTA nominations, including Best Costume Design for Mariot; HBO’s critically-acclaimed series THE LEFTOVERS, starring Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler; the Matchbox Pictures/NBCUniversal political thriller SECRET CITY, with Torv and Jacki Weaver; Screentime’s ANZAC GIRLS; and DEADLINE GALLIPOLI, from Matchbox Pictures/ NBCUniversal and starring Hugh Dancy, Sam Worthington and Charles Dance.
As well as her 2020 AACTA win, Mariot was nominated for Best Costume Design at the 2008 AACTA Awards for LUCKY COUNTRY and again in 2014 for her work on the feature film TRACKS, from director John Curran and starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver for SeeSaw Films.
Mariot’s other recent commercial work includes the US campaign for Abbott Freestyle’s NOW YOU KNOW, from Anomaly and Exit Films and directed by Mark Malloy. She also collaborated with director Jeffrey Darling on the memorable South Australian Tourism campaigns, including BAROSSA: BE CONSUMED, which won the top honor – The Gold Camera Award – at the US International Film and Video Festival.