Aris Kolokontes is one of the best creature designers in the world and his concept work is very highly acclaimed. His credits include ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ for WETA Workshop, BBC sci-fi series ‘Torchwood’ and he was senior sculptor for Millennium FX on 20th Century Fox’s remake of ‘Frankenstein’ earlier this year, currently in post production.
Aris is based in Athens and has been fascinated with Monsters since childhood. His natural talent and hard work took him to the UK for his first freelance job as a professional sculptor on ‘Doctor Who’ with Millennium FX. He then worked on a Spanish vampire movie ‘Blind Alley’ at Plan 9 FX in Madrid whilst continuing to study, sculpt and refine his skills. In 2011 WETA Workshop in New Zealand approached him to work on ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy and he was hired as a sculptor where he had a wonderful experience, designing and sculpting in clay for most of 2011. Aris has since returned to Millennium FX to work on ‘Frankenstein’ and also teaches. At the ‘Monster Mash’ he will be will creating a special piece as well as displaying and selling some of his work.