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Be sure not to miss out on the jam packed schedule these artists will be bringing to you on the day!

Educators 2021

Meet some of the senior industry professionals who will be involved in demonstrations, seminars, discussions and one-to-one advice sessions (in Portfolio Surgery) providing you with real insight into their careers and the film industry. Hover over the photos for info about them!
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Nick Dudman

Nick is one of the best-known and most successful names in the business; a multi-award-winning special makeup effects and prosthetics designer, producer and supervisor. He worked with makeup legend Stuart Freeborn on the early ‘Star Wars’ films, a franchise he later returned to as Creature Effects Supervisor. He applied Tim Curry’s Darkness makeup for ‘Legend’, designed Jack Nicholson’s Joker makeup for ‘Batman’, supervised the prosthetics and makeup on ‘Judge Dredd’, and designed the creature effects for ‘The Mummy Returns’ – a few of many career highlights before he spent ten years heading up the makeup and creature effects for all eight of the ‘Harry Potter’ films. More recently, Nick was Makeup Effects Designer on ‘Penny Dreadful’, ‘Carnival Row’ and ‘The Wheel of Time’.


Bill Corso

Bill is Academy Award and multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winner. He is regularly a personal and key makeup artist for actors such as Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, and Jim Carrey, has worked with directors like J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton, and makeup legends Rick Baker, Ve Neil and Steve Johnson. He has worked with Jim Carrey on 11 films, including ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’, for which he won his Oscar. He was also Oscar-nominated for ‘Click’ with Adam Sandler, in collaboration with Rick Baker, as well as for ‘Foxcatcher’. Bill’s immense list of credits includes ‘Batman & Robin’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘Bruce Almighty’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, ‘Deadpool’ 1 and 2, ‘Destroyer’, ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Bombshell’, ‘Stars Wars: Episodes VII, VIII, and IX’ and ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’.

Jake Garber

Jake Garber

Jake is a 3-time Primetime Emmy-winner, a 2-time Makeup Guild Award-winner, an Academy Award nominee, and a personal makeup artist to Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman and Walton Goggins. His credits include Makeup Artist for Samuel L. Jackson on ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ and ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’, Makeup Artist for Ron Perlman on ‘Hellboy’, Special Makeup Department Head on ‘The Hateful Eight’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘Creepshow’ and ‘The Walking Dead’. Jake has also been on camera in ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ and a number of times as a walker in ‘The Walking Dead’. He was also the alien in ‘Independence Day’.

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Todd Deberceni

Todd is from Colorado and is best known for writing the book ‘Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, Making and Applying Prosthetics’, widely regarded as the modern makeup FX bible. With 40+ years in the entertainment industry, over 20 of those specialising in prosthetics, Todd is an in-demand teacher in the USA and overseas, including in Israel and China. He writes for Prosthetics Magazine and presents the podcast Battles with Bits of Rubber with Stuart Bray.

Alexis Stone

Alexis Stone

Alexis, aka Elliot Joseph Rentz, is a media powerhouse, visual artist, prosthetic makeup artist, cosmetics guru, and transcendental drag performer. Known for warping beauty standards and making people question what’s real and what’s fake, Alexis describes herself as, “Like Basic Instinct on steroids!” Her name is inspired by ‘Ugly Betty’ and Sharon Stone, and her physicality combines movie makeup, drag and hyper-femininity. Neill Gorton and Millennium FX have been delighted to work with Alexis on some of her projects, most recently to transform her into Mrs. Doubtfire, a character that has been a profound influence on her since childhood. Alexis and Neill will be re-creating this incredible makeup on the Main Stage.

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Stuart Bray

Stuart is a busy makeup FX artist with a huge amount of industry experience. His credits include ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Dr Who’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. A highly technical practitioner, Stuart is also an internationally renowned teacher, constantly in demand to pass on his knowledge and always willing to share his skills. Stuart writes for Prosthetics Magazine and presents the podcast Battles with Bits of Rubber with Todd Debreceni.

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Joe Nazzaro

Joe is one of the world’s foremost authorities on makeup and makeup FX, with an unsurpassed knowledge of their use in film and television. He’s written for countless magazines over the past three decades, including Starlog, Fangoria, SFX, Makeup Artist Magazine and now Prosthetics, to which he’s contributed since the very beginning. Joe’s first book, a collaboration with Michael Westmore, was published in 1991, and his latest project- which will definitely be big news for all makeup artists- will be announced on the Main Stage.

Prosthetics Magazine

Battles with Bits of Rubber

Stuart Bray and Todd Debreceni are well-known faces in the international FX community and will both be with us in person! Hailing from the UK and USA respectively, their collaborative work spans film, education, and media. Their podcast, Battles with Bits of Rubber, is essential listening for anyone interested in making prosthetics and they will be broadcasting live from the Event – look out for schedules to find out when if you’d like to be part of it!

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Neill Gorton

Neill is a BAFTA-winning makeup FX designer and renowned teacher. Recently he’s created a character makeup for Sir Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson in ‘This Sceptred Isle’, reteamed with Catherine Tate to transform her into Nan Taylor for her movie ‘This Nan’s Life’, designed prosthetics for movies ‘John Wick 4’, ‘Toxic Avenger’, ‘Minamata’, ‘Boys from County Hell’, ‘Cobweb’ and ‘Zone 414’, and for TV: ‘Spitting Image’, ‘Worzel Gummidge’ and ‘Call the Midwife’. Currently, he’s working on ‘Foundation’ for Apple TV and ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ for CBS. He has also been working with online makeup FX phenomenon Alexis Stone, and designing prosthetics for Coldplay’s ‘Trouble in Town’ promo. In 2020, Neill launched a Masters Degree in partnership with Falmouth University.

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