Physical Production

Wendy Chuck

Costume Designer

Costume designer Wendy Chuck has collaborated with some of the film industry’s most celebrated talents including Alexander Payne, Tom McCarthy, Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jane Campion.

Her alchemy with fabric, texture, pattern, and color have brought life to a diverse range of characters on screen: Nebraska’s rustic Midwesterners, Election’s conniving high-schooler, Twilight’s teenage vampires, Spotlight’s journalistic team, and the inhabitants of Downsizing’s miniaturized world.

Trained in fashion in Australia, Chuck refined her skills as a cutter/fitter/tailor for ABC tv and opera Australia in Sydney, followed by a decade of freelance work in London that included styling an eclectic group of musicians, six years’ tenure as a costume designer at the BFI museum, London, and sharing her knowledge teaching at the city literary institute.

In 1994, the Australian film institute nominated Chuck for best achievement in costume for the period piece Country Life (1994) starring Greta Sacchi and Sam Neill. Other awards followed: a win from the Costume Designers Guild for About Schmidt (2003) and nominations for the Descendants (2011) and Nebraska (2014).

Ms. Chuck has enjoyed a long-standing working relationship with acclaimed writer/director Alexander Payne and has served as costume designer on all but one of his features.

Ms. Chuck has also designed costumes for the mega-hit Twilight (2008), Varsity Blues (1999), Bad Santa (2003), and The Ring 2 (2005). some of her other most notable film projects include the Best Picture Academy Award winners Spotlight (2015) and The Holdovers (2023)

She memorably collaborated with comedienne Melissa McCarthy and director Ben Falcone on their hits Tammy (2014) and The Boss (2016) and with director Matthew Weiner on The Romanoff’s. On Ritesh Batra’s Our Souls at Night, she worked with Hollywood legends Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. Recently, she designed costumes for the comedies Hubie Halloween (2020) starring Adam Sandler, and director Greg Mottola’s confess, Fletch (2022) starring Jon Hamm.

She has just completed work on the soon to be released Disney’s Lilo and Stitch (2024) and her own capsule collection.