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
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Clinton is a trailblazer in developing prosthetics in his native South Africa, and globally in the field of hybrid practical/digital prosthetics. He started the first prosthetics studio in South Africa that employed crew full-time in 2008: Cosmesis Studio began servicing the local industry and has now done 365 projects internationally. Clinton has worked with artists and companies across the world, allowing him to be part of a bigger, global community. He also provides training and helps schools form curricula to serve our field in South Africa. He is now working to create a digital, cohesive workshop space where artists can collaborate on a different platform without the boundaries of travel. He is a SAFTA GOLD winner (South African award) and BAFTA nominee. Personally significant projects include ‘The Dark Tower’, ‘Mad Max :Fury Road’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1’, ‘World War Z’, ‘Resident Evil: Final Chapter’, ‘Dredd’, ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, ‘The Girl’, ‘The Last Face’ and ‘The Last House on the Left’.Cosmesis
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
Millennium is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of prosthetics, animatronics and makeup FX for film, television, music promos, theatre and corporate projects. Recent work includes up-coming films such as Johnny Depp starrer ‘Minamata’ and Catherine Tate’s new comedy ‘This Nan’s Life’, both in post-production, ‘Long Shot’ starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, ‘The Outpost’ starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, ‘Boys from County Hell’, ’Kung Fury’, ‘All is True’ starring Kenneth Branagh and Judy Dench, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’. On TV they’ve provided prosthetics for ’Year of the Rabbit’, the BBC’s remake of ‘Worzel Gummidge’, HBO’s ‘Watchmen’, ‘Krypton’, ‘Curfew’, ‘Call the Midwife’, ‘Chicago Med’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Red Dwarf’ and ’Tracey Ullman’s Show’ to name only a few.
All three of Millennium’s directors and the company’s Director of Makeup will be at the event: on-stage and advising in Portfolio Surgery.Millennium FX
Lucy has worked across hair, makeup and prosthetics for 16 years. She is an Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics Choice and Guild Award winner for her work on ‘Darkest Hour’, for which she transformed Gary Oldman into legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with fellow award-winners Kazuhiro Tsuji David Malinowski. She contributed to HBO’s well received ‘Chernobyl’ for Daniel Parker and BGFX. Earlier this year she finished supervising the creature makeup department for Neal Scanlan on the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker’. She is currently working on a Netflix drama in the North of England. Lucy 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
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
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
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
Göran runs EffektStudion in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the biggest and most internationally renowned studios for makeup, creature and animatronic effects in Scandinavia. He works regularly on big Hollywood productions and has worked with industry role models such as 7-time Oscar winner Rick Baker, the legendary Stan Winston Studio and ground-breaking company Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Earlier this year Göran was Oscar-nominated for his incredible makeup designs for the film ‘Border’ with Pamela Goldammer. His list of credits is extensive with some highlights being ‘True Detective’ and ‘Genius’ on TV, and on film: ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Cloud Atlas’, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’, ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Clash of the Titans’ and The Wolfman’. Göran will be on stage as well as well as demoing on the Neill’s Materials’ stand – look out for schedules near the event to find out when and where to see him.EffektStudion
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
Karen is a freelance senior mould maker and life caster working in film and TV. She started her career as a MUA in fashion and beauty, but was drawn to the world of animatronics and special effects, joining the legendary Jim Henson’s Creature shop where she established herself as a mould maker and silicone technician. More recently Karen has run her own workshop and specialises in creature FX and prosthetics. She also teaches small workshops and is writing a book on careers in the FX industry. She has worked on such projects as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘My Week with Marilyn’, ‘Prometheus’, ‘The Counsellor’ for Creatures Inc., ‘Star Wars’ ep. Vl, Vlll, and lX: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, ‘The Last Jedi’, ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ with Neal Scanlan, and ‘Maleficent – Mistress of Evil’ for David White. Karen will be on the ‘Glue Like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for stage schedules near the event to find out when and where to see it!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
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
Megan studied art and design – specialising in fine art – in Hertfordshire. With a love for colour and creating things, she pursued a career in makeup. After many years of photographic makeup and hair, Megan decided to go into film and TV. Following an intensive course at Greasepaint, Megan continued learning her craft from designers she worked with and realised that prosthetics was her calling. In 2006 she joined the team at ‘Holby City’ and her knowledge and passion grew. She continued to work freelance for Holby over the next few years, finessing her craft and moving into blockbuster movies to work on ‘Cinderella’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘Men in Black’ and ‘The Witches’ to name a few. She became Prosthetics Designer at Holby in 2013 and continues to work there as a freelancer.Holby City
Morgan is a senior member of the creative staff at Millennium FX’s Cornwall workshop. She began her career in 2014 as a silicone trainee, after completing the 7-week Makeup FX & 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 upcoming ‘Devil’, ‘The Outpost’, ‘Boys from County Hell’, ‘Krypton’, and ‘Minamata’, along with ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘All is True’, ‘The Forest’, ‘Another Mother’s Son’, 2019 comedy ‘Long Shot’ starring Charlize Theron and Andy Serkis, ‘Curfew’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Red Dwarf’, and ‘Tracy Ullman’s Show.’ Morgan demonstrates regularly at events, contributes educational material to Prosthetics Magazine and last year began teaching for Gorton Studio, putting 10 teenagers through their paces learning silicone skills on a 5-day Advanced Summer School! She will be demoing on the Cantor and Nissel stand.Millennium FX
Chris and his company Fangs-FX are renowned throughout the industry for their incredible character teeth for film, television, theatre and multimedia promotional productions. Chris has set the standard for special FX dentures and facial effects over a long career that’s seen him work on hundreds of productions and with countless huge stars. He delivers immaculate results every time and has one of the longest lists of credits you’re ever likely see. The whole Fangs team offer the highest-quality service, reflected in the clientèle who have come to rely on them, from award-winning personal makeup artists to special effects companies who have won numerous Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and BAFTAs. Chris will be providing FX dentures for a number of demos at the event as well as appearing on stage – look out for schedules near the time to find out where and when. Do ask him questions when you see him on the day, he’s very willing to share his vast experience!Fangs FX
Since graduating from the London College of Fashion, Sunita has been accelerating to the top of the field of prosthetics. With over 19 years’ experience, working globally with leading actors and directors, alongside award winning supervisors and makeup designers. Sunita knew she wanted to pursue a career in prosthetics from an early age and with hard work & dedication she now has a list of credits to be proud of, including ‘Harry Potter’; ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’; ‘Shaun of the Dead’; ‘X Men First Class’; ‘Under the Skin’; ‘The Hobbit’; ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’; ‘World War Z’; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’; ‘The Revenant’; ‘Dr Strange’; ‘Annihilation’; ‘Overlord’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. Sunita 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
Cliff has worked with many of Hollywood’s best directors, contributing some very significant work to the big and small screens including over 80 movies as a special effects make-up artist. He started out in 1986 on Clive Barker’s ‘Hellraiser’, with subsequent highlights including Steven Spielberg’s ‘Warhorse’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘King Arthur’ and ‘World War Z’. He was a lead creature designer for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ and a prosthetics designer for Ridley Scott’s ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘Kingdom of Heaven’. More recent work includes Brad Pitt war drama ‘Fury’, Afghan war minefield drama ‘Kajaki The True Story’, ‘The Forest’ and ‘Ghost Stories’. A long-time collaborator with director Danny Boyle, Cliff helped redefine the zombie movie with ‘28 Days Later’ and also created the mind-bending effects for Boyle’s movie ‘Trance’, as well as supplying effects for the director’s national theatre production of ‘Frankenstein’.
Projects awaiting release in 2020 include the horror films ‘The Amulet’ and ‘The Power’, and the Chinese actioner ‘The Rescue’. Cliff will be a Portfolio Surgery educator on November 23rd.IMDB
Marie has been in the industry for 14 years and studied at London College of Fashion. Her skills cover prosthetics, makeup and hair. This has allowed her to be part of many great projects like ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, ‘Men in Black: International’ and ‘Fortitude 2’. Marie will be joining 12 other highly accomplished female artists for the ‘Glue Like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for stage schedules near the event to find out when and where to see it!IMDB
Rachel is co-owner of PAM, on top of which she also manages an industry career, and has been working in film and TV for 8 years on a variety of projects from fast wig changes in TV comedy, to main team on big Hollywood blockbusters. More recently, she has been Crowd Supervisor on a TV drama. As co-owner of PAM Rachel lends her knowledge to the vital education side of the business, and will be extending that on to the TPE stage for us on November 23rd – she will be the second anchor of the ‘Glue Like a Girl’ panel discussion about women in prosthetics along with Kate Benton – look out for schedules near the event to find out where and when this will take place!IMDB
Magda achieved a First Class degree with a Governor’s Award in special makeup effects for film and TV BDes(hons) at the University of Bolton. After graduating she spent six months working at Millennium FX where she became senior silicone runner, before progressing to on-set application work and silicone finishing, seaming, sealing and painting. She now manages production at MFX Warehouse, along with additional sculpting and mould making duties. Her film and TV credits include the upcoming ‘Devil’, ‘The Outpost’, ‘Boys from County Hell’, ‘Krypton’, ‘Worzel Gummidge’ and ‘Minamata’, along with ‘Year of the Rabbit’ ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘All is True’, ‘The Story of My Life’, ‘Zapped’, ‘Tracey Breaks the News’, ‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’, ‘Red Dwarf, ‘Doctor Who’ and ’Curfew’. Magda will be demoing on the MFX Warehouse stand.MFX Warehouse
David won an Academy Award, BAFTA and Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award last year for his work on ‘Darkest Hour’. David specialises in ultra-realistic body duplication and likeness makeups and has worked on many recent films including ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’, ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, ‘Overlord’, ‘Ready Player One’ and ‘Breathe’, for which he applied Andrew Garfield’s prosthetic makeup. Very recently he was prosthetics designer on two projects that are currently in post-production: movie ‘The Old Guard’ starring Charlize Theron, and TV series ‘Adult Material’. His other credits include a host of other major titles such as ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, ‘The Revenant’, ‘Spectre’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘World War Z’, ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’, ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ to name only some’. David will be advising in Portfolio Surgery.IMDB
Richard has been working in film and TV since 2009, having beaten 731 other applicants for an apprenticeship at Millennium FX where he honed his skills. He has contributed to many screen creatures, characters and effects working as a freelance technician and on set makeup artist, and also runs his own company, RMFX. His movie credits include ‘Hercules’, ‘Spectre’, ‘Victor Frankenstein’, ‘The Forest’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘A Fantastic Fear of Everything’, and on TV he has worked on shows such as ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Mission 2110’, ‘Being Human’ and ‘Wizards Vs Aliens.’ Richard specialises in hyper-realism, and in addition to film and TV work, RMFX creates screen prosthetics and hyper-realistic statues and busts for museums, events, collectables companies and the medical industry, for which he uses many of his own innovative techniques. He also runs Eye Creations, making realistic eyes for special effects work in film and TV. He will be demoing on the Neill’s Materials’ stand.RMFX
Stuart will be giving career advice based on his 30+ year industry career and very extensive teaching experience. Since began as a trainee on ‘Hellraiser.’ He was prosthetics effects designer on ‘Shaun of the Dead’, and some of this other credits include Peter Jackson’s ‘Braindead’, ‘The Descent’, ‘Attack the Block’, ‘The Peter Serafinowicz Show’, ‘Look around You’, ‘From Hell’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘The Tenth Kingdom’, ‘High Rise’ and ‘Spitting Image’. Stuart was employed as a full-time instructor for almost three years at CMU in Toronto, before returning to the UK. He now divides his time between training and education and working in the industry. As well as being a regular instructor for Gorton Studio, he has also worked for UCB, Solent University, University of Bedfordshire and helped run various bespoke courses for Gorton Studio. He is currently working for London College of Fashion and the University of Bolton.
Recent industry work has included a series of indie thrillers called ‘Dark Ditties’, ‘Krypton’ Season 1, ‘Temple’, and most recently ‘Hanna’ Season 2.