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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 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.

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’.

Efectos Especiales DDT

Christopher Nelson

Academy Award winner and 2-time Emmy winner Christopher’s career spans almost 3 decades. He began working for leading FX shops including Rick Baker, KNB, Tom Burman, Optic Nerve, and Steve Johnson’s XFX, and has worked on and created some of the most iconic characters in film…from Marvel and DC to horror and sci-fi. His credits include ‘Sin City’, ‘Kill Bill’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Deadpool’, ‘Bright’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ as well as the new ‘Halloween’ (2018), for which he designed and created the FX along with FX makeup co-designer Vincent Van Dyke, and was thrilled to create the return of Michael Myers (The Shape).


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.

MillenniuM FX

Rob Mayor

Rob has over 20 years’ industry experience and is a co-owner and director of multi-award winning company Millennium FX. Recently he was prosthetics & practical creature FX designer for new release ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’, and his other recent prosthetics design credits include movies ‘London Fields’ and ‘The Titan’ and TV shows ‘Call the Midwife’ and ‘Curfew’ starring Sean Bean, due to air in 2019. For Millennium FX, Rob has been prosthetics designer on over 30 different productions and designed/supervised over 150 episodes of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Torchwood’ and ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’.

Millennium FX

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’.


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.


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’.


Andrew Whiteoak

Andrew’s career as a wigs and hair specialist spans 23 years, having forged his skills at The Birmingham REP Theatre. his subsequent freelance career has seen him work on projects such as ‘Houdini and Doyle’, the final season of ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘The Exorcist’, ‘Young Frankenstein’ and David Walliams’ ‘Awful Auntie’ stage shows and the opening of ‘This House’ at the Garrick Theatre. He was part of the creature FX department on Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and has one of the busiest diaries in the business.


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.


Christopher Goodman

Chris has worked as a professional creature concept artist for over five years with leading prosthetics company Millennium FX. He has worked on a range of high profile film and television projects as prosthetics concept designer including ‘Victor Frankenstein’, ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’, ‘The Forest’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Red Dwarf’ and the Netflix sci-fi thriller ‘The Titan’ starring Sam Worthington. Find Chris on the Education Stage giving a talk and practical demo of how ZBrush and Photoshop are used in the workflow of makeup FX production.

Millennium FX

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.


Sebastian Lochmann

Sebastian has worked in the film industry for 15 years, for companies such as Warner Bros. Studios, Coulier Creatures FX Ltd., Joel Harlow Designs, RBFX, Creatures Inc. Ltd., Altered States FX, BGFX, DDT SFX and Dharma Estudio. His film credits include ‘Overlord’, ‘Suspiria’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Annihilation’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘The Revenant’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Legend of Tarzan’, ‘Exodus’, ‘Dracula Untold’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Wrath of the Titans’.


Cantor & Nissel

Cantor & Nissel whose hand-painted, custom contact lenses are used widely in the film industry will be on the Education Stage to show you how to get the maximum effect from contact lenses using safe and proper procedures. The company have created lenses for productions such as ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Stan and Ollie’, ‘Infinity War’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘The Forest’, ‘Thor: Ragnorak’, Sky Arts’ ‘Urban Myths’ and Brit horror film ‘Ghost Stories’. They have also as just finished a long run of supplying lenses for ‘Game of Thrones.’ 

Cantor & Nissel

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’. 

Millennium FX

Stuart Conran

Stuart will be providing advice in Portfolio Surgery, using his 30+ years of experience in the film industry and his extensive experience as a teacher. His career began with Image Animation on ‘Hellraiser’. He was prosthetics designer on ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and his other film credits include ‘The Descent’, ‘The Piano’, ‘The Hours’, ‘Attack the Block’, ‘From Hell’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan’. TV work includes ‘The Peter Serafinowicz Show’, ‘Look Around You’, ‘The Tenth Kingdom’, ‘Spitting Image’ and ‘Doctor Who’.