I realize that perhaps people come here to see what I’m up to and perhaps when they don’t see anything new they might think nothing is going on. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. This year has been great! and BUSY! I’m just not allowed to show pictures of anything.
All this year I’ve been working for Legacy Effects which was formerly Stan Winston Studios until Stan’s unfortunate passing last year.
Working mostly in Legacy’s mold shop I’ve got to be a part of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, an intriguing Indian Science Fiction movie “Robot” and of course Iron Man 2. This week I will also be on set for Iron Man 2 as a set technician. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to that.
I really need to work on personal projects but I keep using the excuse that I don’t have the proper facilities at hand. I’m hoping to have a new workshop later this year so I can come up with new excuses why I can’t get things done. For now, since pictures of everything else I worked on are under lock & key, here’s a pic of unfinished stuff sitting on my desk. It’s exciting isn’t it?
In December I spent some time over at Make-up Effects Lab where we worked on a Jaws sized Great White for the show “Pushing Daisies”. The show was quite popular despite it’s being cancelled
I don’t have pictures of it fully finished since I was only involved in molding and casting the enormous beast. But these do give you an idea of it’s size.
Last year when I moved to Los Angeles the work didn’t come that quickly. The WGA strike had just started and it was traditionally a slow time of year. My first job came in the form of some rapidly mass produced dead chickens for the Jim Carrey flick, “Yes Man”. The work was done at Autonomous FX in Van Nuys.
Now that the movie has been in theaters I thought it was about time I shared a couple of these pictures. They are seen briefly as the main characters visit a poultry processing plant.
Page 94 marks the first of the 4 page article that includes interviews with Bob Keen and Jeff Thomas. Front and center in that first 2 page spread is a make-up that I did during the Northern California portion of the shoot.
Not what I’d call a feature make-up but it is the first time seeing my work in a major horror publication. I think I’ll pat myself on the back a little. Pat Pat
My friend, Sheila Kerrigan from Rifkin-Eberts e-mailed me today to let me know that I was talking out my hindquarters about Timber Falls yesterday. I am credited for my work and the production company just merged with another to make the new juggernaut of a production company, Rifkin-Eberts.
My apologies to Sheila, who was looking out for me. She’s one more person in Hollywood that restores my faith in the human race.
So, last year I made a bunch of prop babies foe this film, Timber Falls. I’m not actually credited for it but what can ya do when the production company doesn’t even exist anymore.
When Mike (Josh Randall) and Sheryl (Brianna Brown) stake their tent in the rugged mountains of West Virginia the worst they expect are mosquitoes. What they get is a nightmare.
Sheryl vanishes. Mike wanders through the woods searching on his own and meets a God-fearing woman who says she can help.
Little does Mike know, her help is the last thing he needs. After a string of horrific events, he finds Sheryl bound to a table in a remote cabin cellar. Candles and crucifixes line the walls.
God has something evil planned…
You can find the website here. It’s Really just a link to the movie’s myspace page but you can see the trailer and some clips and pics. The theatrical release is this Friday though I don’t actually know how wide that release is. If you do see it make sure you cheer when you see my deformed little children in their pickled homes.
I am now updating from my new home in Los Angeles. North Hollywood actually but you get the point. The move was not a fun experience but we’re here now and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Last week Tuesday marked the dvd release of Fallen Angels. It can be bought from Wal-mart, Best Buy, Amazon and many other fine retailers. The disc has a few nice featurettes including one featuring Bob Keen talking about the film’s demons. There’s plenty of nice footage of me fussing over various monsters.
Dark Delicacies held a release party and signing last Wednesday. It was an all star event with Bill Moseley, Reggie Bannister, Michael Kaliski, Richard Van Vleet, Rick McCallum and others. They all talked to fans and signed dvds in this super cool store in nearby Burbank. I know it would’ve been smarter if I had posted this up before the event but Hey! Better late than never, right?
As we now enter the last month of my time in San Francisco I thought I’d share a brief interview with me on The Dead Report. I’m somewhere around the middle but Dave, Joanne and Sasha do a great job so check out the whole thing and watch the previous reports as well.
Also a heads up on Fallen Angels . Tonight I’ll be in Livermore, CA for what is being called the first theatrical screening. Though I’ve heard that it played Thursday in Houston at the Oh, So Awesome Alamo Drafthouse. October 5th marks the limited, nationwide theatrical release however I have no idea how to find out where it’s playing. Though the Myspace page seems to have more information. The DVD will be available for Nov. 13 and you can find a pre-order at Amazon.
There’s was a beautiful display of the Witches Lair set as well as the Winter Cemetery set. Both created by Art Director extraordinaire Mikie Graham. There’s was also an awesome display of the Witch with Lara Grant’s incredibly rich costume and a new mask that I made just for the show. And of course Sungjib Kim’s photography was front and center to show us all exactly what it was about.
Many artists displayed and sold witch related art as well as other fabulous pieces. Prizes were raffled off and smooches were doled out in the kissing booth.Some much needed attention and funds were garnered for this very deserving little film.
I brought along my latest pickled punk, Marko i(&) Josip
Lara Grant’s dress with my witch mask
And my latest creation, a zombie marionette with poseable arms and fingers
He was displayed in the window for all passers by to view
I also just discovered that Story About A Witch just acquired a snazzy new website here. So check it out and keep an eye open for more news on this beautiful movie that’s definitely destined for something more.