Working with the extremely talented Saroo Brierley was not only fun but it took me on a journey that I didn’t at all expect. You may not know him from his name but his story (as told in the movie LION) is exceptional to say the least. I won’t give anything away as I want you all to experience the movie for yourself, but I will say it is a must see, just ask the critics!
I was lucky enough to work with Saroo twice during his press tour for LION. The first time was for the Los Angeles premiere at AFI Fest where the film was acclaimed as one to watch this awards season. The second time was for the Sydney premiere where he surprised the crowd with an appearance with his movie mum Nicole Kidman and his real life mother Sue.
While working with Saroo in the lead-up to the Sydney premiere actor David Wenham (who play’s Saroo’s father in the film) asked if I could dress him also. Who was I to refuse a Hollywood mega-star? After making sure Saroo would be ready for his surprise appearance I got to work with David to make sure he looked amazing on the red-carpet.
Both men were a lot of fun, and inspirational, to work with and I had a great time working on this project. Please see below images of Saroo wearing Bell & Barnett during his Los Angeles & Sydney appearances and David wearing Ted Baker during his Sydney appearance.