Freelance makeup artist and the name behind MaximumEffect.
I have worked on film and TV productions here in the UK and also in Europe.
Working in all roles within the makeup department from a daily artist to head of department, I have designed and applied makeup for film, stage, music videos, editorial and corporate productions.
Working within all film forms from Super 35 mm to 16 mm, video, HDV, RedCam and High resolution productions.
I have skills in all areas of makeup application from corrective to character, period to prosthetics and SFX effects.
I carry a full range of makeup including Airbrush and products for casualty effects.
Name: Max Van de Banks
Lives in: Chepstow, United Kingdom
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Film (Short and Drama) Makeup Department A girl succumbs to self destructive tendencies whilst dealing with her grief after a bereavement.
Film (Horror) Makeup Department Retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a house in rural France. Bernard's father had liberated this same village from the Nazis, during the Second World War, in a rage fueled, killing spree. This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a cruel gang of street kids, who terrorise the village. Plugged into their devices and devoid of empathy, they are a new breed of technological psychopath... Bernard and Helen's lives become a living hell as they are harassed and tormented by the gang. When pushed beyond breaking point, right or wrong no longer matters, survival is everything! Can Bernard live up to his father's legend ? And could they live with the consequences ? This is the old generation vs the new! Written by The Auteur
Film (Horror and Mystery) Makeup Department After the murder of his wife, vegetarian restaurant chef and critic Matt pursues an online relationship with Callie who owns a guest house on an island. Problems occur when he arrives on the isolated island, to the surprise of Callie, to find she lives there with her strange sisters Lydia and Tess. Guests begin to disappear one by one and when Matt's friend and fellow chef, Ryan, turns up after receiving a strange text message, it soon becomes clear that all is not what it seems and he can't trust ANYONE on the island. Written by Lisa Edwards
Film (Short and Comedy) Visual effects Jewels is a black comedy about two racist thieves' failed attempt to rob a convenience store.
Never Let Go
Film (Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department A single mother desperately searches for her missing child in a beautiful, but unfamiliar land, following an apparent abduction. Trusting no one, and stopping at nothing, as she weaves her way through the murky backstreet's and barren landscapes, now implicated in the murder of a seemingly innocent man, her connections back in the US begin to reveal that there is much more at stake than first meets the eye..
Film (Short and Comedy) Makeup Department A table is bored of his life in old Barbara's living room. Following his owner's death, the table goes on an exciting journey into a new family home. Barbara's sons, Michael and James, then go on their own journey to track down their inheritance. Everyone gets more, or less, than they bargained for. Written by Jack Wade
Here and Now
Film (Drama) Makeup Department Inner-city girl Grace doesn't want to spend a week in the country helping her parents save their marriage. Country boy Say finds Grace both obnoxious and attractive. Amongst the scenic grandeur of the dying days of summer the pair search for distraction and, against all odds, find each other.
Here & Now
Film by Lisle Turner / Revolution Films Makeup Designer
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department Two kidnappers get caught up in a seemingly routine job when Emily, a millionaire's daughter with her own agenda, proves to be more complex than they anticipated. The story unfolds through the eyes of each character and focuses around the progression of emotions and exchanges in dialogue between Emily and her captors. Written by Anonymous
The Dead 2: India
Film (Horror) Makeup Department In this ferocious sequel to the worldwide horror hit THE DEAD, an infectious epidemic spreads through India as an American turbine engineer (Joseph Millson of TV's 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY) learns that his pregnant girlfriend is trapped near the slums of Mumbai. Now he must battle his way across a 300-mile wasteland of the ravenous undead. Written by Anonymous
Darkest Secrets Aka the Life of Ray Korvax
Film (Short and Thriller) Special effects When ray korvax and his brother Ricky leave the local criminal underworld things start to turn nasty. Former employer Mr Charles Lafont decides to take revenge on them via a darkest secret. Some skeletons should stay in the closet.
Film (Short and Drama) Makeup Department Terry lives in a world of confusion and suspicion. He suffers from dementia. However, it is only when his daughter, Allison, comes to pick him up that the true extent of his condition is shockingly revealed.
Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit?
Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Special effects Pete Blagmore, once a happily married man and owner of successful wedding production company is now losing everything- his wife, his business, his friends and even his mind. His life is spiraling out of control. He is stuck in a mid-life crisis and is forced to try and re-build his life from scratch or risk losing everything. Written by Mark Jeavons
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Makeup Department David is 17, posh, naive and in the middle of his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. For this he has extended the solo camping expedition to three weeks, to prove himself to his doubters. He traverses the rural landscape, fantasizing about his long-awaited 'big finish'. Dan and Joe are an Irish father and son, in England to claim some land they have won playing poker. Adhering to an ancient Irish superstition, they must fence the land within a week to avoid terrible bad luck. When they meet David, he may as well be a different species, and vice versa. It's a chance encounter but one that might affect all of their destinies. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department A reclusive composer struggling to arrange the most poignant score of his life emerges from his home in search of inspiration. However, his naive curiosity drives him to begin preying on unsuspecting people and tormented with inner turmoil he swings between right and wrong with increasing intensity. Can he find redemption before he goes too far? Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror) Makeup Department Lieutenant Brian Murphy, is the sole survivor of the final plane out of Africa, which crashes somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The night before, a zombie horde attacked many villages in that area. Brian gathers supplies from the plane crash and travels by foot until he finds and fixes a broken-down truck in a village. When driving, the truck gets stuck in a pothole as zombies get closer. Daniel Dembele, a local African soldier gone AWOL in search of his son, rescues Brian from certain death. Daniel's wife had been killed in a zombie attack the previous night and a local military unit, heading north to a military base, had rescued his son. Daniel agrees to lead Brian to the nearest airport, a day's drive away, in exchange for his truck upon arrival for Daniel to use to find his son. At the airport, Brian attempts radioing for help using the air traffic tower's radio, but he receives no response. Daniel gets fuel for the truck and the two agree it would be best to stick together ... Written by Jess Robertson
Born of Hope
Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Romance) Special effects A scattered people, the descendants of storied sea-kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness as a dark force relentlessly bends its will toward their destruction. Yet amidst these valiant, desperate people, hope remains. A royal house endures unbroken from father to son. Written by Alex K Alderidge
The Queen's Wedding
TV Movie (Documentary) Makeup Department Add a Plot »
Film (Short and Drama) Producer A group of young friends are playing in the Gloucestershire countryside in the summer of 1942 when one of them is given a dare, this dare will change there live's forever.
Film (Short and Drama) Makeup Department In 1924, whilst imprisoned in Landsberg Castle, Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, his terrifying blueprint of things to come. A decade later, during the Nazi's reign of terror, a 9-year-old German Jewish boy chances upon the highly-prized original manuscript of Hitler's book and begins a lifelong quest. Benjamin's Struggle is a tale of persecution and poetic justice. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short) Makeup Department Rich is abducted in the middle of the night by Tommy. He's taken to a deserted scrap yard and locked in the boot of a car destined to be crushed. Rescued by Duke the vagrant, the two share a drink then Rich slowly realises that something is horribly wrong Written by Deborah Aston and Leigh Dovey
The Sports Widow
Film (Short and Comedy) Makeup Department Having been through a rocky patch Jonny has promised to make a real effort to save their failing relationship. Suzy's is making an effort to cook a romantic meal to mark the occasion. Just as the celebratory cork is popped Suzy hears Jonny at the front door he enters the kitchen full of aromas which seem to elude his sense of smell. He comes bearing gifts, surely this must be a good sign. Jonny obviously in a hurry thrusts her a present, Suzy stands bewildered by the whole situation but excitedly opens her present. Great what she had always wanted another football shirt! Jonny looks like he's given her the crown jewels and declares kick off is about to happen as he disappears. Written by Deborah Aston
Film (Action, Fantasy and Thriller) Makeup Department Street sweeper Joe Fallow is approached by the ailing Grim Reaper who offers to train him as his replacement and become the new 'face of death'. Elsewhere in town, an evil force threatens to merge the worlds of Hell and Earth into one. And only Joe, assisted by an enigmatic supernatural bounter-hunter, can stop it from happening. Written by Jack Logan
Viktor & Hugo (In Shorts)
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Film (Short and Drama) Makeup Department Juliette is attacked whilst walking home from school through the bluebell woods. She becomes pregnant as a result of the rape and after struggling with the decision, decides to keep the baby. Five years later she returns to the scene with her daughter to try to come to terms with what happened. During the assault Juliette focuses on the beauty of the bluebells in order to disassociate from the horrific ordeal: the bluebells give her strength and in effect 'save' her, and for this reason she has named her daughter after them as a symbol of survival. When her daughter asks about the origin of her name, however, Juliette is stunned and the question propels her back to the fateful events of that day, unlocking the secrets of the past. Written by Charlotte Crofts
A Soldier's Tunic
Film (Short and Romance) Makeup Department In 1855 cavalryman John Rayverne returns from the Crimean War intent on marrying his childhood sweetheart Katherine. But her father expects a marriage to Dedrick Hulbert, a renowned marksman. When Hulbert discovers Katherine and John's secret love he challenges John to a duel. A contest John cannot possibly win. Written by Simon Bovey
Film (Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller and 1 More) Makeup Department Beyond Recognition is the story of cosmetic surgeon, Jeffrey Mills, and his efforts to avoid the attentions of an underworld organisation who want him to change the face of their leader.
420 Seconds of Love
Film (Romance and Short) Makeup Department Add a Plot »
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Los Angeles, California, USA