Education

Predominantly Self-taught

Studied HD Flat Plate Prosthetics at Davy Jones School of Make-Up and SFX, Liverpool

Flat Plate Prosthetics course with Mike Dargan from Dashbo Makeup FX Company

Screenskills Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

Experience

Liverpool Playhouse Theatre | Liverpool, UK

Scenic Artist (1996-98)

Assisting in the design and fabrication of various sets and props for productions at the theatre including Medea, Misery and Blood Brothers, as well as sets for the TV soap Brookside.

Love History LTD | Liverpool, UK

Make-Up Artist (October 2012)

Making and applying prosthetics and make-up to actors for a series of Halloween scare events called “A History of Horror”.

Radio Silence (Dir: Mat Johns) Zero Facility Films | Manchester, UK

Make-Up Assistant (January 2013)

Making and applying zombie prosthetics and make-up to actors for the short film “Radio Silence”.

 

Love History LTD | Liverpool, UK

Head Make-Up Artist/Creative Consultant (September 2013)

Making and applying prosthetics and make-up to actors for a fact-based immersive theatre event called “Murder at St. Georges Hall”

Love History LTD | Liverpool, UK

Head Make-Up Artist/Creative Consultant (October 2013)

Making and applying prosthetics and make-up to actors for a series of Halloween scare events.

Glasplies | Southport, UK

Special Effects Make-Up Technical Advisor (July 2014-July 2015)

Working as a Technical Advisor for Glasplies on the Dashbo Special Effects Make Up product range, doing demos and training days at schools, colleges, open days and trade events.

Dead Town (Season 1) (Dir: Peter Mckiernon) Ace Productions/Savage SFX/Wise Owl Imagery | Runcorn, UK

Special Effects Supervisor/Lead Makeup Artist (April 2015-June 2016)

I was Special Effects Supervisor and lead makeup artist on a web based zombie comedy series called “Dead Town”.

 

Davy Jones FX Workshop | Liverpool, UK

Various Sculpting & Molding Duties (July 2015)

I spent a few weeks during the summer of 2015 assisting at Davy Jones FX workshop in Liverpool where I helped in the making various molds, props and sculpts for two productions, “The Bastard Executioner” for FOX TV and “In The Club” for BBC.

Good Tidings (Dir: Stuart Bedford) Two Headed Snake Productions | Southport, UK

Special Effects Supervisor/Lead Makeup Artist (September 2015)

I was employed by Two Headed Snake Entertainment LTD as Special Effects Supervisor on a feature length horror film called "Good Tidings". My job was to devise, create and oversee all the practical special effects for the film, from prosthetic makeups to props. As Head of Dept, I was also in charge of all FX budgets and hiring staff to work with me.

 

Cult Music Management | London, UK

Prosthetic Makeup Work (November 2015)

I was commissioned to create and apply prosthetic makeup wounds to a band called “Retro Youth” for their debut album cover.

An Easter’s Tale (Dir: Stuart Bedford) Two Headed Snake Productions | Manchester, UK

Special Effects Supervisor/Lead Makeup Artist (May 2016)

Special Effects Supervisor/Lead Makeup Artists on a horror short.

Hybrid (Dir: Stuart Bedford) Two Headed Snake Productions | Liverpool, UK

Special Effects Supervisor/Lead Makeup Artist (May 2016)

Special Effects Supervisor/Lead Makeup Artists on a horror short.

Hollyoaks Lime Pictures | Liverpool, UK

Prop Work (September 2016)

I was commissioned by Lime Pictures to create a silicone premature baby prop for an ongoing story line for the long running soap, Hollyoaks.

Logan/Manchester United Commercial 20th Century Fox/Mob Films | Manchester, UK

Prosthetic Makeup Artist (December 2016)

I was employed to create and apply prosthetics on Wayne Rooney and his body double for a commercial tie in between 20th Century Fox and Manchester United for the movie “Logan”.

 

Shooting Fish HartHunter Productions/BFI & Creative England Funded | Liverpool, UK

Special Effects and Makeup Designer (July/August 2017)

I was employed to create various special effects and prosthetics, apply them and supervise an on set assistant for a BFI and Creative England funded short film.

Extinction | Urban Myth Studios | Newport, South Wales, UK

Prosthetic Makeup Artist/Blood Rigging (June 2021)

Working under HOD Melanie Lenihan, I was employed on dailies to create and apply prosthtics and a blood rig for an episode for the Sky TV drama series.

Workshops & Demo’s | UK

(2014-Present)

I deliver special makeup effects workshops and demonstrations at schools, colleges and events all over the United Kingdom, including IMATS, The Prosthetics Event, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Dashbo Makeup Studio and The Media, Theatre & Makeup Event. I deliver 1-1, small group and studio based workshops.

Skills/Accreditations

  • Sculpting/Life Casting/Mold Making

  • Prosthetic application & makeup

  • Maquette Sculpting

  • Mask making

  • Prop Making

  • Making of SFX materials (gelatin, bloods, tools etc.)

  • Tutoring/Mentoring

  • Blood Bladders/Rigging

  • All manner of special effects work

  • Full Clean UK driving licence

  • Member of BECTU

 

References

Mike Dargan

Managing Director

Dashbo FX Company

mikedargan@mrdashbo.com

07850126172

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