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Ewan McGregor stars as 'Jesus' in the imagined chapter of Jesus' forty days of fasting and praying, LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, a Broad Green Pictures release.
Credit: Gilles Mingasson / Broad Green Pictures

Last Days in the Desert

by Christina Smith | Department Head Make-up & Barbara Lorenz | Department Head Hair This film was a labor of love. These pictures give you a good idea of the locations we used and the extreme conditions of the Anza-Borrego Desert where we worked. The majority of the film was done solely by Oscar nominees Christina Smith […]

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Gold

by Felicity Bowring | Journeyman Make-up Artist Thank goodness that I have an actor who is very loyal—that would be Mr. Matthew McConaughey. We were working on The Free State of Jones when he asked me to consider his character for Gold (Kenny Wells). Matthew gave me some ideas, as he usually does, and I went […]

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Nocturnal Animals

by Donald Mowat | Department Head Make-up In late spring of 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom I have had the great pleasure of working with on Prisoners and Nightcrawler, mentioned in passing, a potential role he may take in Tom Ford’s highly anticipated second feature and if I had any interest in it. Jake is really one […]

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Westworld

HAIR by Daniel Curet, Journeyman Hair Stylist MAKE-UP by Christien Tinsley, Make-Up Set. Head and Make-Up Effects Creator (see below) HAIR by Daniel Curet, Journeyman Hair Stylist I arrived at an undisclosed location in Santa Clarita in the middle of the night. I parked and shuttled into one of the most organized background rooms. I was there […]

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Loving

by Ken Walker, Journeyman Hair Stylist Working on Loving was, put simply, history revisited. Our director, Jeff Nichols, was truly the leader of the pack, assembling with the help of his producers, a crew that was incredibly special and dedicated to making his dream come to life on the big screen. Under his leadership, every […]

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The Monkey King 2

by Scott Wheeler, Journeyman Make-up Artist The Monkey King 2 is the action-packed family film from director Pou-Soi Cheang. It is one of China’s biggest domestic box-office hits for 2016, out-grossing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Shaun Smith headed up the task of creating the many make-ups for The Monkey King 2. The plot follows three fantastical […]

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All the Way

by Bill Corso and Anne Morgan, Department Heads | Anne Morgan and I (Bill Corso) have done many films together and they’ve run the gamut creatively. We have a mutual respect for each other’s process and enjoy a great rhythm when working. For this issue of The Artisan, we thought it would be fun to interview each other about the work we did, respectively, as the Hair (Morgan) and Make-up (Corso) Department Heads for HBO’s All the Way.