With over 15 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 for filmmakers, productions, agencies and event management.
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 many Short films during her career. During 2020 between the Summer Lockdown period in the UK she worked on a film for Tamworth Castle tourist exhibition centre. Filming at the secluded Saxon re-enactment village, Wychurst near Canterbury in Kent, Kate headed up Makeup and Special Effects. The film follows the story behind the famous Staffordshire Hoard which is exhibited in the Castle.
Kate works regularly on feature films, again heading up Makeup and Special Effects, bringing in assistants or a team when needed. In October 2021 she will be flying to Hungary to work on Witch, a feature by Skylark Vision. She currently has several films on Amazon Prime. The latest one in post-production is FYRE RISES from Director Paul Knight which was filmed during Lockdown 2021 and is due for release later this year.
Most of the UK's large Pantomimes are produced by QDOS ENTERTAINMENT who work close with the AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP and Kate is fortunate enough to work with the production company preparing the top talent and celebrities for their media launches. Often Kate will also provide tuition for the stars so that they can do their own makeup during the long Panto run. Top names such as Christopher Biggins, Jo Brand, Paul Merton, Lee Ryan have all recently been in Kate's makeup chair! Her links with theatre producers in London and locally, with high profile stage schools and amateur dramatic groups all play 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 many theatre and stage schools.
In February 2020 Kate worked on ITV's Loose Women, working with Stacey Soloman on a surprise concept on the show. She has worked with This Morning and Good Morning Britain and is able to work at very short notice due to her extensive kit. 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.
Working on numerous PR events and media campaigns for high profile brands such as KRAKEN RUM, PFIZER, VISIT SCOTLAND, ICELAND FOODS, L'OREAL, STREET FIGHTER and many more, Kate ensures that all projects are seamlessly executed from start to finish and works closely with agency staff and brand clients to ensure that all projects run smoothly and effortlessly. Kate is regularly commissioned to design the concept, style and design for the projects.
"We hired Kate because she completely understood the brief and wasted no time in responding with an amazing response. She created a look for the KRAKEN RUM Screamfest clowns that was completely unique. Kate and her team were professional and courteous throughout the project. I’m so glad I found her, I’ll never work with anyone but her now. She is a straight talking, hard working, lovely creative professional, she made all the difference to the project and the look she created helped cement its success. I feel lucky to have met and worked with her."
Patsy Lima - Cow PR
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 NHS Hospitals 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.
"We have used Kate for several years as the makeup Artist for the Advanced Trauma Life-Support courses we run in Eastbourne. She has been by far the best make up artists we have ever had and has provided exceptionally detailed make up effects to ensure our models have realistic injuries for the courses we run. Kate is always extremely reliable, prompt and professional in her dealings with us and I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.
Dr Simon Walton
Consultant Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Eastbourne District General Hospital
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust"