On March 1, 2020 The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts and Design – CAFTCAD held its second award ceremony for Canadian costume professions. After the ceremony, I spoke with two of the nights nominees, Shelby Page and Avery Plewes.
Shelby Page was nominated for Excellence in Crafts – Costume Illustration for her work on the hit Netflix show Wu Assassins. Shelby Page has also worked on other popular genre shows the two most recent being season 2 of Altered Carbon, and the television adaptation of Snowpiercer.
Avery Plewes who was nominated for Best Costume Design in Film – Contemporary for Ready or Not, and J.T. Leroy. Avery won the Judy for Ready or Not. During our interview, Avery and I discussed her method of designing and constructing the famed wedding dress worn by Samara Weaving, her work as a costume buyer and what inspires her as a designer.
Avery is a critically acclaimed Costume Designer, Illustrator, and Creative. She is a member of IATSE Local 873, and represented internationally by Worldwide Production Agency.
Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.