Robin Cote, a makeup artist and stylist from the Cote First Nation, grew up in Regina but now lives in Los Angeles.
She recently worked on the set of a true crime thriller titled “Black Mass.”
The film is set in the 1970s and follows the victims of the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.
Cote said the film is unique because it mainly follows the women’s perspectives involved in the murders. “The film is actually directed and produced by women. It’s actually a short film, but what’s unique about this film is that it’s more about the perspectives of the females, the women that he murdered, as opposed to the men that did the murdering. So, it just has this different take on it, which I felt was very interesting,” said Cote. “I was in the military taking a psychology class, and my psychology instructor one day during his instruction was telling us that everyone has something that they do really well, whether it’s mowing the lawn, or you love to do yard work or whatever it is, everybody does something specifically well. He is a really phenomenal instructor because I left his class thinking, what do I do well and I’m coming up to the point where I’m potentially getting out of the military and I’m trying to think of what direction to go in, and when I left his class, I was like, I love to do makeup, I do makeup well, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Cote said that she was in disbelief when she found out that the film would be making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in France. “Just finding out that the film was actually going to be premiering in France, I’m still in disbelief. I guess you could say, I’m still really excited about it because I officially have an IMDB credit, and I feel like it’s just the beginning of something spectacular for me,” said Cote. Black Mass, directed by Devanny Pinn, will make its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21.
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