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Be sure not to miss out on the jam packed schedule these artists will be bringing to you on the day!

Educators 2018

The following senior industry professionals will be involved in demonstrations, seminars, discussions and one-to-one advice all day, providing you with real insight into their careers and body of work! Click on the photo to learn more about the artists, and where they will be on the day! Follow the links provided for websites and social media.

David Marti and Montse Ribé

David Marti founded Efectos Especiales DDT in 1991, where he was joined by Montse Ribé a few years later. They have had the honour of working with some of the world’s top directors like Guillermo del Toro on ’The Devil’s Backbone’, ‘Hellboy’, ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ and ‘Crimson Peak’. Their creations for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ earned them the Oscar for best achievement in makeup in 2007, and they have also worked with the likes of Pedro Almodovar on ’Talk to Her’ and ’The Skin I Live In’, and J.A. Bayona in ‘The Impossible’ and ‘A Monster Calls’.

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Kate Benton

Kate has been nominated for Emmy, BAFTA and RTS awards eight times and is known for working fast to produce major transformations. She switches easily between the pace of film (‘Hugo’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘Love Actually’) and fast-change television comedy or period drama. Kate has always been in demand and her schedule is permanently busy. She will be on the Education Stage doing a demo illustrating some of the period Viking/Celt makeups she worked on as makeup designer on hit BBC/Netflix series ‘The Last Kingdom’.


Neill Gorton

Neill holds multiple awards and co-directs industry-leading company Millennium FX. His career started in 1987 on ‘Waxwork’, since which he’s worked constantly – 2018 film projects include ‘A Private War’ starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan and ‘Flarsky’ starring Alexander Skarsgård, Charlize Theron and Andy Serkis. He continually adds to his hundreds of TV credits with shows such as ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Red Dwarf’ and publishes Prosthetics Magazine, which goes from strength to strength and maintains his ethos of promoting continual learning. Photo by Leon Csernohlavek.

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Stuart Bray

Stuart has 25 years’ industry experience, starting out running foam latex and gradually working his way through to become skilled in the many aspects of prosthetics. This generated a real love for the craft of creating. Now teaching as well as writing articles, tutorials and producing the podcast ‘Battels With Bits Of Rubber’ with long-time FX colleague and author Todd Debreceni, Stuart still works on productions today. His credits include ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Men in Black 4’ and ‘The Crown’.


Anthony Davies

Anthony works closely with Neill Gorton at Millennium FX, sculpting and moulding character prosthetics, helping develop products for Neill’s Materials and MFX Warehouse and providing educational material for Prosthetics Magazine. Anthony’s film and TV credits include ‘Victor Frankenstein’, ‘The Forest’, ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, ‘Wizards vs Aliens’, ‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’, ‘Red Dwarf’ XI and XII, ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’, ‘Urban Myths’, ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘The Catherine Tate Show’ live tour. Find him demoing on the Gorton Studio stand.


Don Lanning

Don Lanning is one of the industry’s best-known sculptors. His credits include the smash hit ‘Lost in Space’ remake, ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Into the Woods’. ‘Batman vs. Superman’, ‘Oblivion’, ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Battleship’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’, ‘Green Lantern’, ‘H2: Halloween 2’, ‘Quarantine’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Superman Returns’, ‘Silent Hill’, ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘‘Blade 3’, ‘Alien vs. Predator’ and ‘Hellboy’. Don will be on the Main Stage and in the Exhibitors’ Rooms.


Mike Dargan

Mike is a special FX makeup artist and materials expert. During a 20-year industry career he’s worked on films including ‘Frank’, ‘Quantum of Solace’ and ‘Freight’ and supervised the prosthetics for TV shows such as ‘Monroe’ and ‘The Body Farm’. In 2012, he set up his award-winning manufacturing company, Mr Dashbo, now renowned for its high quality, ethically produced products and excellent price points. Mike will be on the Education Stage talking about the common myths and misconceptions of makeup colour theory.


Morgan Kimber

Morgan is a senior member of Millennium FX’s team in Cornwall. She began her career in 2014 as a silicone trainee after completing the 7-week Makeup FX and Prosthetics Creation course at Gorton Studio. Since then she has moved on to sculpting, moulding and working as a prosthetic application artist on set. Her film and TV credits include ‘The Forest’, ‘The Titan’, ‘Another Mother’s Son’, 2019 comedy ‘Flarsky’ starring Charlize Theron, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Red Dwarf’ and ‘Tracy Ullman’s Show’. 

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