AWARDS 2011: Chloe's 'Made Up' Over Film Industry Career

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 AWARDS 2011: Chloe's 'Made Up' Over Film Industry Career

Date posted: 13 January 2011

A favour while at University making photographic models look good for the camera has turned into a career as a film industry make-up artist for Chloe Furze.

She will graduate with a 2:1 for her BA (Hons) in Film Studies degree course on Friday 21 January, as part of the University of Derby's Awards Ceremonies at the Derby Assembly Rooms.

Since finishing her course last summer (2010) she has rarely been out of work; doing the make-up for a music video and two feature films, a horror movie called Inbred and a Bollywood-style dance film called Some Day.

Chloe, 21, of Glebe Close, Bolton Percy, near York, said: "My flatmate when I was at Derby was a photographer and she asked me to do the make-up for some of her models, and I ended up doing the same for other photographers. I then worked on a short film called Sugar Drop, written by University lecturer Tom Craig.

"Since completing my course I've done the make-up for a video by an up and coming Belper musician called Leni Ward, and worked on two feature films shot in Yorkshire."

Chloe is currently working on Gallery, a short film by York-based production company MilesTone Films, whose 2010 feature CrimeFighters was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Gallery is being produced in association with fellow York production company Parashoots, whose chief executive is Mark Herman; director of acclaimed films Brassed Off, Little Voice and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

"It's been very much about learning on the job, which is fine. I would like to do some further training on hair styling, though.

"When I watch a film now I'm always looking at the way they've done the make-up and if they could have done it better," added Chloe.

Tom Craig, University of Derby Lecturer in Film Theory and History, said: "From the moment Chloe arrived on the Sugar Drop set, it was clear how naturally gifted she was.

"Furthermore, her background in both film theory and practise, one of the key strengths of our course, meant she really understood the effect her use of make-up would have on the audience."

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