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Vardit Lahav

Makeup Artist based in Sydney

Vardit Lahav is a makeup artist with extensive experience in fashion, film, theatre, beauty and bridal makeup. 

Vardit’s top priority is to ensure her clients are fully satisfied with their makeup – leaving you time to focus on your wedding, social event, theatre production, photo or film shoot.

Since 2001 Vardit has worked for a variety of film and theatrical productions including:

  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the ten rings (will be released in 2021)
  • The Commons – Stan 2019
  • The Australian ballet – Alice in wonderland production 
  • Samson et Delilah – directed by the Academy Award Winner William Friedkin;
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – directed by Golden Globe Award Winner Baz Luhrmann;
  • Or – directed by Keren Yedaya and winner of the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival

In addition, Vardit has been makeup artist for many fashion runway shows including:

  • Sydney Fashion Week
  • Toni and Guy
  • British F.A.M.E.
  • Castro
  • Fox
  • CGL – Picture Co – Director: Matt Cox (2019)
  • Opera Australia ‘’blipverts’’ Social media clips –”Ketchup media” – Director Ian Haigh (2017)
  • Limelight Magazine – Amy Dickson – Sennheiser, Photographer: Hamid Mousa (2016)
  • Leica Camera – Leica S – Leica Camera, Photographer: Woodrow Wilson (2014)
  • Cutting Edge – Servcorp 2 – Servcorp – Director: Annika Salisbury (2013)
  • Cutting Edge – Taste for Life – Fab Iron, Director: Garry Wheelhouse (2013)
  • Cutting Edge – Why we Walk – Servcorp, Director: Ron Roberts (2012)
  • Do Something! – Love Food Hate Waste – NSW Government, Director: Jon Dee (2011)
  • Come Alive – Supermarket Spectacular – Franklins, Director: Karlene Meenahan (2011)
  • QBE Insurance Australia (2011)
  • Two Little Indians – Suncorp – Netapp, Director: Michael Edens (2010)
  • Chronology Arts (2010)
  • SAS Institute (2009)
  • QED Customized Skincare (2009)
  • Cellcom, Director: Yaron Levita (2005)
  • Delta Underwear, Director: Alon Zigman (2005)

Role: Head of Department: Make-up and Hair

  • Coppelia – Director: Simon Francis (2016)
  • The Cards I’m dealt – Director: Jim Hare and Kylie Harris; TropFest (2015)

Role: Make-up Supervisor

  • Feature Film – Or – Director: Keren Yedaya; Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival (2004)
  • Code of Silence; Director: Hila Ben Shoshan; Southern Film Festival (2003)
  • Room 18; Director:  Hila Ben Shoshan (2003)
  • Name of the world; Director: Rebecca Imber (2004)

Role: Key Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist 

  • Sideshow Alley, Director: Scott Ogier (2015)
  • Roberta’s Liberation, Director: Kim Ramsay (2010)
  • Prudence Pecker; Director: Kim Ramsay (2010); Capital City Film Festival (2013)
  • Behind closed doors; Director: Parisa Maria Mardan (2010)
  • Final Illusion; Director: Kim Ramsay (2009); Dungog Film Festival (2010)

Role: Make-up Artist 

  • Feature Film – Steamboat- Director Destin Daniel Cretton Marvel Studios 2020
  • Feature Film – Tosca – Director: John Bell (2013) Cinema Release
  • Feature Film – Carmen (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour) – Director: Gale Edwards (2013/2017) Cinema Release
  • Feature Film – Broken wings – Director: Nir Bergman; Prize-winner at Berlin and Tokyo Movie Festivals (2001/2)
  • Johnny Introuble; Director: Sam Bruce (2009)
  • Fireside – Head of Department – Director Kylie Harris (2018)
  • Chrysalis – Head of Department – Director: Kylie Harris (2017)
  • Water Angel – Head of Department – Director: Kylie Harris (2015)
  • The waiting room – Make-up & Hair Designer – Director: Chrissie Koltai & Kylie Harris (2015)
  • Nightbook – Make-up & Hair Designer – Director: Chrissie Koltai & Kylie Harris (2013)
  • Circumspecto – Make-up & Hair Designer – Director: Chrissie Koltai & Kylie Harris (2012)
  • The Boy From Oz – Wigs Supervisor – Director: Nancye Hayes (2011)
  • Children of Eden – Make-up Designer (2010)
  • The lion, the witch and the wardrobe – Make-up Designer (2009)
  • Christmas at the House – Key Make-up & Hair Stylist(2008)
  • My Fair Lady – Opera Australia – Hair Stylist (2008)
  • The Commons – Designer Wendy de Wall Makeup supervisor Yvonne Savage – Stan(2019)
  • Colours of the World – IFLC – Make-up & Hair Supervisor – SBS (2016)
  • La Traviata (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour) – Director: Francesca Zambello (2012) – Airing on Foxtel April 2012
  • Head of Make-up Department for the drama series “Shabatot & Hagim” (2000)
  • Sports Channel – Key Make-up and Hair Stylist (2005)
  • Sydney Fashion Week: Senior Make-Up Artist for Bowie (2011)
  • Senior Make-Up Artist for Toni and Guy Global Collection Launch (2010 & 2011)
  • Head of Make-Up for the British F.A.M.E tour in Australia (2008 & 2009)
  • Key Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist for Champion – Australia Winter 2008 & Summer 2009;
  • Gail Sorronda (2008)
  • Key Make-up Artist for the Bed Head / TIGI Australian Catalogue (2007)
  • Runway shows for Wella and creating line make-up for the season (2002)
  • Stills & Runway for Castro, Dan Cassidi, Fox (2004-2007)

Role: Key Make-up Artist for productions with the following companies:

  • Opera Australia
  • The Israeli Opera
  • National Beijing Opera Theatre of China (2004)
  • The Bastille Opera – France (2004)
  • The Los Angeles Opera (2005)

Over 120 different Opera productions, including:

  • Magic Flute – Director: William Kentridge (2007) and Designer: Julie Taymor (2014 – 2016)
  • Carmen – Director: Francesca Zambello and Designer Tanya McCallin (2008 – 2020)
  • La Boheme – Director: Simon Phillips (2007) Director: Gale Edwards (2011 – 2020) Cinema Release
  • The Marriage of Figaro – Director: Neil Armfield (2010) Director: David McVicar (2015)
  • La Traviata – Director: Francesca Zambello (2012, 2016, 2017,2018) Cinema Release
  • Rigoletto – Director: Elijah Moshinsky (2010; 2018) Cinema Release
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Director: Baz Luhrmann (2010)
  • Samson & Delilah – Director: Academy Award Winner William Friedkin (2005)
  • Il Pagliacci – Director: Academy Award nominee Franco Zeffirelli (2005)
  • Der Rosenkavalier – Director: Academy Award Winner Maximilian Schell (2006)
  • Peter Grimes – Director: Neil Armfield, Costume Designer: Tess Schofield (2009)
  • Aida – Director: Graeme Murphy (2009, 2012,2018)
  • Les Contes D´Hoffmann – Director: Nicolas Joel (2007)
  • Sylvia – Senior Make-up Artist – The Australian Ballet (2019)
  • Spartacus – Senior Make-up Artist – The Australian Ballet (2018)
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland–Senior Make-up and Hair – The Australian Ballet(2017)
  • Nutcracker The story of Clara –Senior Make-up and Hair – The Australian Ballet(2017)
  • Nijinsky – Senior Make-up and Hair – The Australian Ballet (2016) • Sleeping Beauty – Wig Technician – The Australian Ballet (2015,2017)
  • Swan Lake Director: Matthew Bourne (2006, 2014)
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Party (2010-2011)
  • Music video: MotherBIRD: In Dream, Director: Island An (2010)
  • Make-up for commissioned portrait of Shaun Gladwell by Josh Raymond (2009)
  • Compania Antonio Marques – Make-up and Wardrobe (2005)
  • Flamenco by Sylvia Duran – Opera and private performances (2002-07)
  • Inbal Pinto Dance Company – directed and choreographed by Avshalom Pollak (2006)
  • 3 Art & Technology of Makeup College – Make-up courses and FX workshops – part-time position (2008-2015)
  • Tutorials for the Young Artists Program – Opera Australia (2008-2015)
  • Advising and giving make-up instructions for: The Israeli Public Theatre – Cameri / Habima / Beit Lessin (2000-2007)
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