Carmen Thompson (Diitiidaht/Kyuquot/Coast Salish) has been designing and building costumes for theatre, television, music videos and feature films for more than 15 years and over 50 credits to her name. Known for her research & attention to detail with a commitment to cultural authenticity has made her an in-demand member of creative teams in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Victoria.
She has garnered a Leo Nomination for “Best Costume Design in a Motion Picture” for Marie Clement’s Red Snow (2019), and “Best Costume Design in a Short Drama” for her work on Matthew Belcha’s Super Bingo (2018).
Career highlights include serving as the Costume Designer for Jamie Foxx’s Intuition Tour and the Lead Costume Builder for the 2009 BET Award Show honouring Michael Jackson; designing & building the costumes for the Haida and Coast Salish cast for a Murdoch Mysteries episode; Lead Costume Builder for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards and VH1 Rock Honors-The Who; and designing Polynesian costumes for host Duane “The Rock” Johnson and 24 dancers for the Kids Choice Awards.
Carmen has Costume Designed the award-winning feature film, Red Snow and the award-winning film, Monkey Beach. She has moved into theatre with Inheritance, God’s Lake and the opera, Missing. She has recently wrapped filming, Bones of Crows, she took the helm of Lead Costume Designer.