Patti Henderson is a two-time Gemini nominee for Best Costume Design. She was born a ‘Prairie Girl’ in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she began her costume career with a home-based business. This led to her first on-set costume experience, where she discovered a passion for film and television costuming and an ambition to develop her craft further.
Patti’s first contract as Costume Designer was on the feature film Blue State, starring Anna Paquin. Blue State premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Subsequent costume design feature film credits include Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure for NBC/Universal Studios; Amreeka, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and also won the International Federation of Film Critics Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival; and Walk All Over Me starring Lee Sobieski, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.
Television dramas for which Patti designed costumes include The Wrath of Grapes: Don Cherry Part 2; the Gemini nominated mini-series Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story; and Lifetime miniseries The Capture of the Green River Killer, which earned a Gemini Award nomination in 2008 for Best Costume Design.
Patti’s assistant costume design work includes the feature film Capote, which received a nomination from the Costume Designers Guild for Excellence in a Period Film. Other notable projects include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, A Bear Named Winnie for CBC, and The Many Trials of One Jane Doe.
Prior to becoming a costume designer, Patti honed her craft as costume set supervisor and personal dresser on several feature films and television series. Some of the productions include Seven Times Lucky starring Kevin Pollak, One Last Dance starring Patrick Swayze, and Framed starring Rob Lowe and Sam Neil.
Patti is well-known for her expertise in period costumes as well as her strong contemporary fashion sense in film and television.