Role: Production Designer, Costuming
Director: Alex Winter
Blackbird Fly was a true labor of love.
A clear vision was supported by a careful color palette and narrative motifs like feathers, light and shadow.
For the set, I painted the bedroom walls an airy blue to foreshadow the outdoor scenes to come, and sourced table dressings for the tea party shots.
On the costume front, finishing pieces like ribbons, brooches, and paper masks were handmade to tie everyone's looks together. The Blackbird character was given an otherworldly edge by gold leaf tattoos and a fringed silhouette to match the lead singer. Custom skirts and a pair of wings were hand-sewn from a mixture of vintage gowns, hand-beading, feathers and chiffon fringe to catch the wind and light, letting the environment itself become one of the characters.