Rowena Zoro is a Production Designer and Set Decorator with experience in Art Direction for Film, Television and Immersive Theatre.
Coming from a design and photographic background Rowena has strong visual and practical knowledge of what is needed when designing and set decorating for Camera.
To back up her creative skills, Rowena completed a certificate in technicle draughting for Film and TV at Film Design International - Pinwood Studios and is a member of the British Film Design Guild.
Rowena has worked on both UK and International productions, including feature lengh films
and is used to meeting deadlines, handling budgets, scheduling, finding creative solutions to problems and dealing with locations and logistics.
I worked with Rowena Zoro on a short film, ‘Grandbad', directed by Annabel Vine. Working with Rowena was such a positive experience right from the first meeting. Detail is so crucial to drama, detail and a consistency of approach throughout is key to creating a perfect ‘mine en scene’. Rowena achieved this in the most efficient and creative way, giving me choice and allowing great breadth and freedom in framing. Her creative choices were at once visually stimulating and sympathetic to character which gave the end film a truly collaborative cohesion. I am really excited to work with her again.
Mary Farbrother, (Director of Photography)
"Rowena Zoro was the production designer on my short film Granbad. She was such a find. Our recce were constructive and her prep was thorough. She produced rip sheets, mood boards on photoshop and also very skilled at sketches to help me visualise her thoughts. She has a precise attention to detail and understands how important finding a colour pallet is. On set she is very attentive working with the art director to really create the most of every set up. There was one scene that was particuarly tricky involving graffiti. She did tons of research on how to achieve the results we needed with out damage to property. She knew what to do if we needed a retake. Which we did, and when things got tricky she kept her cool. I highly reccomend Rowena. She brought so much authenticity and flair to the project and was a delight to work with every step of the way.
Annabell Vine (Writer, Director, Producer, Wax films)
" I worked with Rowena on the short film Granbad.
her subtle attention to detail was inspiring, she has the gift of subtly placing and combining objects. Overall her sets were as much of the story as the actors.
she is a class act herself ".
David Sterne. ( actor)
'Both of Rowena Zoro's WW1 exhibition's for The Trench at Levant and Bodmin were first rate, well-thought out and designed with the utmost attention to detail. Audience's found them fascinating, poignant and well-conceived.
'Great budget management and always clear and concise accounting.''
Jason Squibb, Artistic Director for Collective Arts Ltd.
"Rowena has worked with Pop Up Penzance CIC on three Christmas projects. Her artistic work is outstanding and her attention to detail exquisite.
We have loved everything she has brought to our community art projects and so have our audiences. We feel we have been very lucky that Rowena
has engaged with us and hope to work together again soon".
Maria Macewen. ( Pop Penzance CIC )