The Luminaries

The Luminaries

Year released:
BBC2 2020

Claire McCarty

Countries filmed in:
New Zealand

Hero prosthetic pregnant belly and key prosthetics

This adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush period has all the stuff that makes a good drama; murder, love and revenge as men and women travel the world making their fortunes.

It was great to be involved in this period drama written by Eleanor Catton and produced here in New Zealand.

Working with make-up designer Jane O'Kane, we set about producing a realistic pregnant belly for main character Eve Hewson. It had to be able to be put into a hot bath and withstand the riggers of water and heat. Not an easy undertaking for a full sized prosthetic. Thankfully, it wasn't our first pregnant belly...