Amber Dernulc

Set Designer // Set Dresser // Costume and Styling

autocad // photoshop // google sketchup

amberdernulcdesign@gmail.com

24th July, 1942

On the night of the 24th June in 1942 in the southern region of Slovenia a family home was raided by communist partisans. A father, a mother, 3 of their sons and their youngest daughter were tied together, taken into the forest and murdered.

71 years and 4 days later I was taken to the very spot in the Slovenian hillside and heard the 15 year old girl account first hand how she untied herself, deflected the bullet aimed at her head with her arm then how her father fell on top of her, dead. She told me how the partisans heard the Italian army coming closer so fled - presuming the entire family to be dead. She told me how she ran through the forest, ever sure a bullet would get her in the back. She told me how she was rescued by the Italian army and reunited with her elder sister. Her elder sister had been locked in a basement of a house by the partisans and the house set alight.

My great aunt is 86 now. She outlived her elder sister, my grandmother who died in 1997.

"Nothing in your life will ever be as hard as what this woman went through." Janez Dernulc, my daddy, told me through his tears.

Puts it all into perspective really.

Ten Tickles. 

Illustration 
Octopus Sleeve Concept Ideas

Ten Tickles. 

Illustration 

Octopus Sleeve Concept Ideas

Great British Sewing Bee
BBC2 - Love Productions
Sewing Technical Team 
Spring 2013

Great British Sewing Bee

BBC2 - Love Productions

Sewing Technical Team 


Spring 2013

'Frank'
Written/Directed/Produced by Will Nash
DOP - Kevin Chensais
Art Director/Designer - Amber Dernulc
@ELTFilms

'Frank'

Written/Directed/Produced by Will Nash

DOP - Kevin Chensais

Art Director/Designer - Amber Dernulc

@ELTFilms

Les Enfants Terribles

Set Designer and Builder

The White Bear Theatre, London - July - August 2012

Directed by Joel Cottrell

Costumes Designed by Alice Buckingham

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Hand Drawn - Digitally Rendered 
Business Card Design 

Hand Drawn - Digitally Rendered 

Business Card Design 

4 Star review from What's On Stage for Les Enfants Terribles

The claustrophobic world of the siblings, whose love/hate relationship rivals and precedes the pairings in Albee’s work, seems more intense and stifling, especially in the opening scene. The action takes place in the intimacy of bedrooms, brilliantly created by Amber Dernulc; firstly a shared room in their parents’ house, cluttered with their stolen treasures and then in a more open and opulent space in the mansion of the sisters’ lover/husband to be which the couple appropriate.”

5 Star Review from One Stop Arts for Les Enfants Terribles

Amber Dernulc’s set design and Alice Buckingham’s costumes are expertly picked. The combination of elegant furnishings, shimmering costumes and poised performances cements Les Enfants Terribles as a romantic portrait.”

Harbinger Theatre states in its manifesto it is a ‘theatre of pleasure…of playing, trying, crying, failing and laughing’. Les Enfants Terribles certainly achieves an entertaining stable of playful performances and gorgeous set and costume. It is a spectacle without trying to squeeze every inch of tragedy and emotional infliction on an audience and is all the better for it. Standing independent from the work of an illustrious novelist and creating an interpretation that still resonates with the original is a fine accomplishment.

"Robert and the Actress"

Costume Design and Art Direction/Set Dressing

Short Independent Film based on Arthur Schniztler’s La Ronde

Directed by William Nash

Starring William Nash and Victoria Fischer