Painting curriculum vitae

1981

VENOM

Sculptural and animatronic effects (snake)

 

 

Dir. Tobe Hooper. For Richard Dean, FX supervisor.

1983-4

COMPANY OF WOLVES

Creature and transformation effects with Chris Tucker

 

 

Palace Pictures. Dir. Neil Jordon (SPFX BAFTA)

1984

DREAM CHILD

Maquette for mock turtle

 

 

Effects designer - Lyle Conway

1984-5

SANTA CLAUS (THE MOVIE)

Animatronics designer (computer controlled reindeer etc.) Prod A. Salkind, Dir. Jeannot Schwartz

1985

LABYRINTH

Making armour, weapons, war machine, etc

 

 

For Hensons creature shop. Dir. Jim Henson

1985

UMBRIJ

Creature design for Peter Parks, OSF

 

 

Uncompleted  Oxford Scientific Film

1985-6

ALIENS

Creature effects with Stan Winston, also Miniature effects. 20th C Fox. Dir. Jim Cameron. (SPFX OSCAR; BAFTA BEST VIS. FX; SATURN AWARD BEST SFX)

1986

CASTAWAYS

A few small specialist props

 

 

Dir. Nick Roeg

1986

GOTHIC

HOD Supervising sculptural and prosthetic effects

 

 

Heliolodge prods. Dir. Ken Russell

1986-7

WILLOW

Head of sculpture of make-up effects and animatronic dept. under Nick Dudman. Lucasfilms. Dir. Ron Howard.

 

 

(OSCAR BEST VIS. FX; IFF AWARD BEST SFX)

1987

CRUSOE

HOD Sculptural effects, bodies, props, etc

 

 

Dir. Caleb Deschanel

1988

DEEP STAR SIX

Miniature sets/ breakaway sets

 

 

Effects through Oxford Scientific Films.

1988

THE FLY II

Models for miniature pyrotechnic fly

 

 

For Oxford Scientific Films. Dir. Chris Walas

1989

SECOND IMPERATIVE

Prosthetic costumes for Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus characters. Head of make up and sculpture.

1990

LOST WORLD

HOD sculpture.  Animatronic dinosaurs

 

 

For Crawley Creatures. (Film uncompleted)

1991

SELLING HITLER

Costume props, effects.

 

 

TV film.

1991

MAN TO MAN

HOD make-up. Prosthetic ageing effects of main character. Basilisk productions. Dir. John Maybury

1991

YOUNG INDIANA JONES

Special make-up effects

 

 

Lusasfilms TV series. World-wide prods.

1992

LITTLE BUDDHA

Sculpture and animatronic creature effects for R Conway.

 

 

Recorded Picture Prods. Dir.R. Bertolucci

1993

FLINTSTONES

Animatronic model designer, brontocrane, coelacanth etc. Ambling Prods/ Hensons Creature shop

1993

NEVER ENDING STORY 3

Some initial sculpture work on dragon creature (Falcor). Hensons Creature shop

1993-4

BABE

Animatronic designer on robotic animals under Neal Scanlan. (SPFX OSCAR)

 

 

Kennedy Miller Prods. Dir. Chris Noonan

1994

MARY REILLY

Anatomical props/sculptures/effects

 

 

For prod designer Stuart Craig. Hyde Films Ltd

1994

LOCH NESS

Animatronic monster for Hensons Creature shop

 

 

Dir. John Henderson

1995

MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND

Miniature figures,

 

 

For Henson's Creature Shop. Dir. Brian Henson.

1995

ENGLISH PATIENT

Small involvement in prosthetic sculpts / on set work

 

 

For Hensons. Dir. Anthony Minghella.

1995

PINOCCHIO

Donkey and sea monster transformation element, art working and animatronics.

 

 

For Hensons. Dir. Steve Barron

1995-6

101 DALMATIONS

Supervising sculptor of Animatronic animals, horse, dogs, pig . For Hensons. Disney Productions. Director, Steve Herek.

1996

BUDDY

Sculptor/art finish working on Gorilla characters. For Hensons /American Zoetrope. Dir. Caroline Thompson.

1996-7

ODYSSEY

Project supervisor  a’tronics. Cyclops, Scyllas, Sea-slug.,pig. Dir. Andrei Konchalevsky. Hallmark /Hensons.(SFX EMMY)

1997

MERLIN

Project supervisor of a’tronics. Dragon and Griffin creatures. Dir. Steve Barron. Hallmark Pictures/Hensons (SFX EMMY)

1997-8

ANIMAL FARM

Technical consultant, animatronics, and supervising sculptor. Dir. John Stephenson. Hallmark Pictures, working for Hensons.

1998

LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Sculptor of horse and prosthetic FX for Kevin Yagher

 

 

Paramount. Dir. Tim Burton

1999

NATIVITY

Visual supervisor. Dir. Brian Henson. For Sony/Columbia Producing animatronic animal characters. (project uncompleted)

1999

JUST VISITING

Prosthetic sculpts, figure work and effects.

 

 

Disney. For Artem Effects.

1999-00

BROTHERHOOD of the WOLF

Art coordinator/sculptor of "The Beast"

 

 

 Pathe/Davis Films. Dir. Christophe Sens

2000

HARRY POTTER 1

Snake and Troll characters; for Henson’s Creature shop. Warner Bros. Film.  Dir. Christopher Columbus.

2000-01

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Coordinator of creature and MU FX, Henson’s creature shop. Dir. Brian Henson. Henson Productions  (MAKE UP EMMY )

2001

DINOTOPIA

Art-working, fabrication and on-set work, dinosaurs

 

 

Dir. Marco Brambillo. Hallmark TV special.

2001-02

HARRY POTTER TWO

Creature effects (spiders, Basilisk, John Cleese sculpt) under Nick Dudman

 

 

Warner Bros.  Dir. Christopher Columbus.

2002

THE WATER GIANT

Art work and on-set work on the creature

 

 

For Jim Henson creature shop. Dir. John Henderson

2002

HARRY POTTER THREE

sculpting Aunt Marge for inflation sequence

 

 

Warner Bros.

2003-4

HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Aliens/creature puppets for feature film for Jim

 

 

Henson’s Creature Shop. Producers – Hammer and Tongs/Disney

2006

HIS DARK MATERIALS

Design sculpts for the ‘Daemons’ – Neal Scanlan Studios

 

 

New Line Productions. Dir. Chris Weiss

(Note. Awards mentioned are not my personal awards but where I have been a member of an award winning team)

 

SELECTED LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON FILM WORK.

 

GIJON FILM FESTIVAL, SPAIN

1990, LECTURE, DEMO, AND EFFECTS EXHIBITION

ST. ALBANS SCHOOL OF ART.

1991. LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATIONS

KENT INST. OF ART AND DESIGN

1992. LECTURES.

KENSINGTON SCHOOL ART DEPT.

1993. LECTURES

EUROPEAN FILM SCHOOL,DENMARK

1997. LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

LEAF, WEMBLEY CONF. CENTRE

1997. LECTURE AT LONDON EFFECTS and ANIMATION FESTIVAL