I am a licensed cosmetologist and certified makeup artist, my career took off professionally in 2010, freelancing as a hair and makeup artist in all aspects of the industry including experience in everything from; beauty, character, special fx makeup and shop work for all projects.
I am currently based out of Los Angeles and travel for work. My professional, sanitary, and keen eye for detail has given me opportunities to work with many artists in the industry. Such as additional hair and makeup for The Cheat Codes Boehm remix "Visions" (2015), The Game Awards (2015), and many Los Angeles based Press Junkets (under department head Lisa Buono).
I also work at an amusement park during the scary season of Halloween at Knott's Scary Farm.
I am available for work in Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV and New Mexico.
More about my work on IMDB.
Name: D'nelle Almanza
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Hair and Makeup by D'nelle
Occupation: Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist and Special Effects Technician
(Short and War) Makeup Department On the edge of war-torn Afghanistan, a Special Forces soldier battles over the fate of a failed suicide bomber he believes was coerced into action.
by Alex Albrecht (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department After a desperate criminal takes a bar hostage, 6 people must face their demons - past and present - in order to survive. But one of them is keeping a secret that could change everything in an instant.
Film (Crime, Drama and History) Makeup Department BOILING POT is based on a true story about a modern collegiate student body rocked when a noose is found hanging from a tree on campus. Racial tensions grow between various student groups and culminate in violence, leaving everyone to wonder if there is anyone left who is truly innocent. Written by AshmaweyFilms
Film by Michelle Clay (Drama) Makeup Department For years, Tony and Leo have been a happy couple. They had always talked about having a child... someday. So when a sickly infant is abandoned at a local hospital, Tony sees it as a sign. Suddenly, Leo is confronted with making good on his promise to start a family; he must face his deep-seeded fears of being a father, or risk losing Tony altogether. Written by Michelle Clay
Television (Drama) Makeup Department AboveGround is a dramatic anthology series that revolves around Hot Music Producer, Bill T. (Darren Anthony Thomas) and his ultimate quest to find the best Independent Musical Artist that the LA music scene has to offer to appear on his television show, titled AboveGround. Written by Enfuego Entertainment
Film by Bernard Rose (Horror and Thriller) Special effects Set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.
(Short, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Makeup Department The GOLIATH is the gigantic robot now guarding Derleth State Penitentiary. Derleth used to be awful; some would have called it hell on earth. The convicts were dangerous, with factions constantly at war with one another, and the guards couldn't step in for fear of their lives and the lives of their families. The GOLIATH has changed all of that. The threat of a robot with the programs necessary to hunt and the weapons built to decimate human life has kept the prisoners in line. Reporter Jena Ortiz goes in with the hopes of getting the scoop on how the warden managed to tame Derleth State. What she doesn't count on is the GOLIATH going berserk. Now she may never get out. No one is safe. The gangs must unite under the leadership of a man falsely imprisoned and work together to take down a walking tank with nothing more than six shivs, a flashlight, and an uneasy alliance. Written by Eric Bross
The Pink Sorrys
(Short, Action and Musical) Makeup Department After the brutal rape of a young woman on the streets of Mumbai, it's up to a trio of pink-clad bruisers to take something back.A Bolly-punk tale of bloody revenge.
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
TV Movie (Horror) Makeup Department Fifty lesser-known horror flicks hailed by critics and genre fans as "absolute must-sees" are given the spotlight with fun, engaging commentary from journalists, directors, actors and critics in a countdown like no other. Stalkers, monsters, slashers, evil dolls, terrorized babysitters, holiday maniacs, mannequins, eerie motels, even giant rats... they're ALL featured in "The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen!" Written by Anonymous
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Film by Ana Lily Amirpour (Drama and Horror) Makeup Department In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Written by Ana Lily Amirpour
The House Itself
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Television (Comedy) Makeup Department Two interrogators are occasionally serious about their jobs, but are sometimes sidetracked by life and the insanity of the people they are "interrogating".
Turn Around Jake
Film (Comedy, Drama and Family) Makeup Department A young businessman, bent on success, loses everything and discovers a family that he never knew he had.
Film by Sheldon Robins (Thriller) Makeup Department A female law student learns there is more to a Criminology class that is provided in the syllabus.
by Barry Tolli (Short, Action, Adventure and Drama) Makeup Department After being separated from his wife at a protest. Paul Verone is taken prisoner and will be forced to receive a scan at the hands of the one world (United Earth) government. But before he takes the scan, Paul must decide what he truly believes and what he is willing to do about it. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Makeup Department To impress a potential client, financial advisor Ken Matthews signs up to be a counselor at a camp for kids in the foster system. He is paired with Eli, a 10 year-old determined to hate camp. However, when Ken discovers Eli's dark past, his apathy turns to compassion. But is he to late to help the scared boy nobody wants? Inspired by true stories of ordinary people providing extraordinary help for abused and neglected kids, CAMP is a tale of hope shining in the dark places for forgotten children. For his performance in the role of Eli, actor Miles Elliot won BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM by a Leading Young Actor at the 35th annual Young Artist Awards. Written by Anonymous
by Jean Barker (Short, Comedy, Drama and Horror) Makeup Department After a bacteria infects the tobacco crops, Dave, afraid his last pack of cigarettes could turn him into a zombie, must quit cold turkey.
Film (Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.
(Short, Biography, Family and Fantasy) Makeup Department Over one hundred years ago in Southern Italy, a talented young cobbler, SALVATORE, works in cruel Mastro Tomaia's shop. DON NERO enters the shop and commissions a pair of boots. Moments later, a young rose vendor, BIANCAROSA, walks in barefoot. Moved by the sight of BIANCAROSA, Salvatore neglects Don Nero and makes a pair of white shoes for the girl. As the night proceeds, Salvatore works on the shoes for BIANCAROSA while being swept from the dark shop to a world of magic and enchantment. Written by Shoemaker
The Rolling Soldier
Television (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department A CIA Black Ops assassin wakes up from a coma to discover he is on the run from the government and must perform one last mission which will test his loyalty between his family and his friends.
Prenatal Dance with Menina
Video by Sheldon Robins (Family) Makeup Department
Tuning In, Tuning Out
(Short, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Makeup Department After watching a strange online video, a man undergoes a horrific journey and transformation. His beliefs and reality are challenged as monstrous forces tear through the fabric of his reality. This excursion into terror presents the threats of a media-addicted world on an extreme and disturbing level. Written by Anonymous
Kill the Noise (Part 1)
Part by Michael Dahlquist (Short, Action and Horror) Makeup Department "The Noise", a horrifying virus that affects both man and machine, has turned most of humanity into glowing, bloodthirsty, neon-blue zombies. Fortunately, a posse of freedom fighters are willing to fight through an army of infected to defeat the overlord that controls them. Written by Anonymous
by Billy Hanson (Short, Drama and Horror) Makeup Department A disgraced surgeon stranded on a deserted island with no food and only a handful of supplies must go to great lengths to stay alive for rescue that may never come.
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution. Inspired by true events, Black November is the gripping story of how a community rises up and takes drastic measures to make sure their voices are heard.
by Sheldon Robins (Short and Music) Makeup Department A musician's pain becomes the ingredient to his best work.
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective
Film by Ryan Turek (Documentary) Makeup Department A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set footage and photos, and dozens of brand new interviews with cast and crew from all the films including Wes Craven, Neve Campbell, Liev Schreiber, Henry Winkler, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Parker Posey, Scott Foley and many others. Written and Directed by Ryan Turek and Produced by Anthony Masi. Written by Tristan Williams
(Short) Makeup Department Two women compete in a cross-country race, little do they know the consequences of unhealthy competition.
by Chris Lowe (Short and Comedy) Makeup Department Do you like borscht and French men? Watch what happens when Matilda and Jessica visit a crazy grandma, meet a French man, and get a surprise gift.
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