From growing up in Michigan and Texas, I've always been in love with film and the idea of creating characters. Not long after I graduated high school, independent filmmaker William Conlin and makeup effects legend Tom Burman gave me my start by allowing me in Texas to be a researcher for their documentary, MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM. Within a year, I flew to Los Angeles for the premiere and since then, I've been fortunate to slowly but surely get started in the makeup effects business working on a number of interesting projects. I still have a lot to learn but am grateful to those who have given me opportunities and taught me the way of the industry.
Slipknot: Nero Forte
Video by M. Shawn Crahan (Short) Makeup Department
Film (short) by R.H. Norman & Micheline Pitt (Drama and Fantasy) Production Assistant A young girl's flight from an abusive childhood into the amber fields, and long fangs, of her imagination. (In Post-Production)
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film
Documentary by Burman Studio/ William Conlin (Documentary and Biography) Researcher The tale of the makeup artists who broke new ground and made history with their work on the original 1968 sci-fi classic, Planet of the Apes. With never before seen footages and featuring interviews with the original film's makeup artists, makeup artists who became involved with the series throughout the years, artists and filmmakers inspired by the films, and film historians.
And Then There Was None
Film (short) by Lazaro Torres (Crime and Thriller) Crew Member A group of strangers are brought together until they are murdered one by one.