The following senior industry professionals will be involved in demonstrations, seminars, discussions and one-to-one advice sessions (in Portfolio Surgery) providing you with real insight into their careers and the film industry. Click on the photo to learn more about the artist and where they will be on the day. Follow the links for websites and social media.
Anthony is part of the Millennium FX team, working closely with Neill Gorton in Cornwall where he sculpts and moulds character prosthetics, and helps develop products for Neill’s Materials and MFX Warehouse. He shares his knowledge teaching bespoke Gorton Studio courses and writing tutorials for Prosthetics Magazine, as well as demoing at other events such as Monsterpalooza and IMATS. Just a few of Anthony’s film and TV credits include the upcoming ‘Devil’, ‘The Outpost’, ‘Boys from County Hell’, ‘Krypton’, ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Worzel Gummidge’, Johnny Depp starrer ‘Minamata’, ‘All is True’, ‘Victor Frankenstein’, ‘Red Dwarf’ XI and XII, ‘Urban Myths’ and ‘Doctor Who’. He will be demoing on the Gorton Studio stand and answering your technical questions as he works!Millennium FX
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 – 2019 film projects include ‘Minamata’ starring Johnny Depp and Bill Nighy and on TV, BBC1’s remake of Worzel Gummidge starring Mackenzie Crook. He continually adds to his hundreds of TV credits with shows such as ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Doctor Who’ and publishes Prosthetics Magazine, which goes from strength to strength and maintains his ethos of promoting continual learning.
Photo by Leon Csernohlavek.MillenniuM FX
Chloe is an in-demand prosthetic makeup and hair specialist and spent the last four years as Rory McCann’s personal prosthetic makeup artist on ‘Game of Thrones’. She has worked in film and television for the past 11 years after graduating from London College of Fashion and began her career on ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ alongside Nick Dudman. Since then her credits include: ‘The Revenant’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Thor’, ‘Warhorse’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Rocketman’, ‘1917’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. Chloe will be a member of the ‘Glue like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see it!IMDB
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’. Check our stage schedules neat the event to find out where to see Don.Facebook
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. Recently she was makeup designer on hit BBC/Netflix series ‘The Last Kingdom’. Kate will be heading up the ‘Glue Like a Girl’ panel, celebrating the wealth of talent among 13 of the industry’s prolific female artists; check our schedules near the event for time and location.Website
Born in Rome, Francesco moved to the UK in 2012 to work for companies such as Coulier Creatures, Millennium FX, Creatures Inc., KM EFFECTS and David White. He often collaborates with other artists and loves to experiment with techniques, tools, and materials to make every process faster and easier. His lengthy list of film industry credits includes: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, ‘Artemis Fowl’, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Ghost Stories’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ and ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ to name only a few. Francesco will be demoing on the Gorton Studio stand – be sure to catch him at work and ask him questions about his techniques…IMDB
Shaunna knows the industry and the craft of prosthetics inside out! As a s makeup artist she has been specialising in prosthetics for 45 years, the first 17 of which were at the BBC, with whom she trained. She has been working as a freelancer ever since. During this time, she has worked in television, film and commercials, as well as teaching at Greasepaint, The Iver Academy, London School of Fashion and for Skillset. At present she is teaching at a University in Munich, along with working on live transmissions to cinemas for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Sadler’s Wells. She notes that a highlight of her career was winning a Royal Television Society Award and a BAFTA. Shaunna will be part of the Glue Like a Girl panel presented by PAM: look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see it!IMDB
Stuart Is a prosthetics technician and makeup FX artist. Since 1994 he’s worked on major films including ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘The Mummy’ 1 & 2, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Stardust’, and was recently on the ‘Game of Thrones’ team. Stuart also teaches internationally, writes for Prosthetics Magazine and co-presents the popular Battles with Bits of Rubber podcast with Todd Debreceni. Stuart will be demoing for Sian Richards London as well as compering other stage sessions; look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see him!Website
Suzi has been a part of BAFTA-winning and Oscar and Emmy award nominated teams during her 7 year career. Her credits include ‘Alien: Covenant’, ‘Holby City’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. In 2017, she established her own practical effects company, Red Girl, where she and her team have created prosthetics and props for various film and TV productions, including Netflix and the BBC. Suzi says: “Red Girl was founded as one of only a few women-led practical effects companies in the UK with innovation and problem-solving at its heart. The company has provided work for Netflix shows ‘The Rook’ and ‘Typewriter’, BBC shows ‘Holby Cit’y and ‘Doctor Who’, and for upcoming sci-fi interactive film ‘The Complex’.” Suzi will be a member of the ‘Glue like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see it!Red Girl FX
Neil is a sculptor/makeup FX artist, with over 24 years of experience in the UK and Canada. His work includes ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘The Descent’, ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, ‘The Strain’ and more recently ‘Hereditary’, and ‘IT’. Neil was credited as supervisor/designer on ‘Suicide Squad’ and more recently ‘Shazam’. He is a key educator for Siân Richards London and will be demoing for the company at the event; look out for schedules near the time to find out where and when to see him!IMDB
Victoria’s film credits include ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘Solo: A Stars Wars Story’, ‘No Time to Die’, ‘Spectre’, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, ‘Children of Men’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. TV highlights include ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Sherlock’, ‘Merlin’, ‘Being Human’, and ‘The Virgin Queen’. Her three years on ‘Game of Thrones’ led to the multi-award winning HBO miniseries ‘Chernobyl’, earning Vicky a 2019 Emmy Award nomination. She is a regular collaborator with Academy Award winners Christoph Waltz (‘Spectre’) and Jim Broadbent (‘The Iron Lady’, ‘Longford’) and in television with Paul Whitehouse and Catherine Tate, notably Tate’s iconic comedy character Nan. Her prosthetics work can be seen on dozens of actors including Julianne Moore, Martin Freeman, Tom Hardy, Russell Tovey, Ben Whishaw and others. Vicky will be a member of the ‘Glue like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see it!IMDB
Victoria has been a makeup, hair and prosthetics artist and technician for ten years, working on shows such as ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Chernobyl’; she has supervised in both TV and film on projects such as ‘Rocketman’, ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’, and ‘Critical’. Victoria has also designed the prosthetic department for the BBC drama ‘Holby City’, and her incredible hyper-realistic surgical simulation work is not for the faint hearted – check out of social media for some examples! Victoria will be a member of the ‘Glue like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see it!IMDB
Charlie is a special makeup FX artist and YouTube creator with 2.6 million subscribers to his channel PinkStylist. This features a 400+ full character makeup tutorials, covering all genres from cartoon characters to full-blown horror, complete with costumes, wigs and props. He covers a wide variety of techniques suitable for beginners right through to advanced artists. Charlie has 14 years’ professional experience. He studied all areas of makeup as well as hairdressing and costume design, gaining both diploma and degree in each field. In 2006 he started his YouTube channel where he taught others all he had learned, and new techniques he discovered himself by recreating various characters from television shows and movies through step-be-step processes. In 2013 Charlie left his retail job to start his own company to teach special effects makeup to private classes, as well as to his large and dedicated following on YouTube.IMDB
Pippa’s enviable credits include Makeup Designer on BBC1’s smash hit ‘Poldark’. She started her career 15 years ago in low budget movies and music videos. Wanting to become more specialised, she continued her training in wig studios and prosthetics workshops, and now designs and supervises for TV and film. Her credits include ‘Bond 25’ (‘No Time to Die’), ‘Fleabag’, ‘Marcella’, ‘Rellik’ and ‘Poldark’. Pippa’s career progress stands testament to her talent and dedication – take a look a some of her fabulous work below and hear more about it on November 23rd. Pippa will be a member of the ‘Glue like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when to see it!IMDB