Physical Production

Jen Starzyk

Costume Designer

Costume Designer, JENNIFER STARZYK is a creative collaborator with over twenty five years in the film industry. She takes a character-driven approach with her own unique vision to serve the story and support the script.

Her versatile yet distinct style has been showcased across a variety of genres and periods. Perhaps best known for the Netflix psychological series, Mindhunter. where Jennifer worked closely to create a restrained period look with renowned director David Fincher.

Her range varies in tone as seen in Warner Bros Neo-Noir Reminiscence starring Hugh Jackman & Rebecca Ferguson; to the outlandish colorful contemporary in Bill & Ted Face The Music; to allowing documentary footage inform how Colin Firth and Toni Colette should look in aughts fashion for Max’s The Staircase.

Jennifer’s latest work was A24 biopic, The Iron Claw, written and directed by Sean Durkin. The Iron Claw stars Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson and Hold McCallany and is a tragic film that tells the story of the Von Erich’s. Spanning from late 1970s- 1990s, her costumes showcase the dynasty of wrestlers and help create the world of rural Texas. Jennifer’s elaborate ring robes were included on display at the 2024 ASU FIDM Art of Costume Design in Film.

Upcoming work includes Amazon’s Killer Heat, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Richard Madden. This contemporary mystery was filmed on location in Greece and follows twin brothers who find themselves in a dangerous love triangle on an isolated island. The contemporary costumes highlight quiet luxury and showcase several Greek fashion brands for added authenticity.

During the WGA & SAG strikes, Jennifer lent her energy and talent to help costume The Groundlings charity fundraiser, One Night Only. Having just days to outfit 35 performers for The Chorus Line. The musical featured Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Ana Gasteyer amongst other incredible talent and helped raise over $200,000 for Motion Picture & Television Fund. All proceeds went to below the line affected by the strikes.

Currently, she is designing a contemporary action comedy for Twentieth Century Fox titled, Eenie Meanie. Written and directed by Shawn Simmons. The film stars Samara Weaving as a reformed teenage getaway driver who is dragged back into her unsavory past when a former employer offers her a chance to save the life of her chronically unreliable ex-boyfriend.

No matter the project, Jennifer Starzyk brings the same fierce spirit and powerful approach to designing costumes.