With over 10 years experience in the industry as a freelance Makeup Artist in Special Effects, Design and Makeup Application out on location, in the studio and in theatre, Kate’s extensive makeup kit enables her to work at short notice on projects across the UK.
Head of Makeup FX, Design and Application, Kate has had many years experience working on shorts and features across the UK and Europe out on location, in the studio and in theatre.
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“ While working on the launch of the new Street Fighter V video game, we were looking for something quite specific – namely, to turn a group of six dancers into their Street Fighter character equivalents that they would be playing during a live action performance piece.
While the characters didn’t require any real special effects, we were going to film them and due to the inclusion of hot spot lights and HD cameras we needed someone with Kate’s experience across film, TV and theatre to create looks that not only looked good in real life and on camera, but also lasted throughout the filming.
Kate was an absolute professional; she studied the dancers and their characters beforehand and came on the day with a clear plan of how each would look and needed absolutely no hand-holding from us. The entire process from when we booked her to the end of the event was easy. She had no problems understanding the brief straight away and overall I would absolutely use her again. “
Kate has worked on a number of Shorts recently, Time Bleeds by Viola Films (Director Sam Supple, Producer Debra McGee) an evocative piece of WW1 film shot on location in Kent in 2013. Kate’s role as Makeup Department Head and Lead Makeup Artist on the project was put to the test working in freezing temperatures and on exposed sets and KITTIWAKES (Director Iain Mitchell/Producer Rob Speranza) again working in testing conditions on a ruined sea fort. Release date TBC.
In February 2014 Kate flew out to Bulgaria with the Christmas Slay Feature film crew and cast. Her role as Makeup Department Head, Head of FX and Lead Makeup Artist on the shoot involved reading through the script prior to leaving the UK, planning, designing and preparing the FX, sourcing and ordering the products and packing a full kit to fly out to the location with. Kate will be returning to work on the film later this year in Kent, with the release date planned for December 2015. She will also be involved with the filming of Invasion Of The Not Quite Dead, a 100% Crowd Funded feature film being produced and directed by A D Lane, also being shot in her home county of Kent, this summer.
Kate has work closely with a number of extremely talented professional actors as well and her links with producers of theatre in London and locally, with high profile stage schools and amateur dramatic groups all playing an equally important role in providing opportunities for her to create specific makeup designs for full companies down to single one-man shows. Kate is also a Professional Tutor for the Pauline Quirke Academy and is providing tuition for Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance.
Kate worked as Lead Makeup Artist on the RESIDENT EVIL 6 promotional video in London which required working with high profile clients with a stellar crew and has more recently worked on a short TV project which it is hoped will be commissioned by COMEDY CENTRAL for screening in the near future.
Kate’s work has been featured in magazines both in the UK and USA, with clients including Nuts Magazine (IPC Media), Bizarre Magazine (Dennis Publishing) and The Daily Mail (Alton Towers/Stonehouse Photographic), the makeup requiring precision application and the need for a kit which covers beauty, glamour and SFX makeup.
Kate has works regularly on Advanced Trauma Life Support training exercises for the NHS and for other First Aid Training Providers across the UK including training for the construction staff for the new Cross Rail underground line underneath London, providing extremely realistic moulage makeup.