The subject of today’s podcast is the esteemed British costume supervisor Kenny Crouch, who in a fascinating conversation with Richard, charts his 51-year career in the business. Kenny began at the renowned costumiers Bermans as a 16-year-old school leaver apprentice and through the decades moved through the ranks to be become the leading costume supervisor for the largest scale international film and TV productions.
His training and vast experience on a wide range of productions has enabled him to become the vital link between the costume department and the rest of production. Negotiating budgets, staffing and shooting schedules that best support his designer’s vision.
Kenny’s formidable experience of setting up a costume department and shooting epic international productions means that he has become the go-to supervisor for producers and costume designers to forecast film budgets for production that are in the early stages of development.
One of his key strength is that he has kept abreast of all the technological developments in film- making ensuring that he is part of the dialogue in finding solutions to this complex process at the earliest possible stage.
Richard and Kenny have worked together for many years and which makes for a great listen.
Excerpt of Interview with Verity Hawkes