About

Michele Mulkey has been a Special Effects Make-Up Artist and Prop Maker for 20 years, working in Los Angeles, New York City, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Starting her career in Los Angeles, Michele honed her skills working both in house and on set for many Special Effects shops including Keith Vanderlaan’s Captive Audience, Crisis FX, Film Illusions, Alterian, Inc., Global Effects and Unit 7.

Now based on the East Coast, Michele continues her work as a Special Effects Make-Up Artist and Prop Maker for film and television as the owner of Michele Mulkey FX Studio. In addition to her entertainment career, Michele has taught advanced SFX classes for Makeup Designory LA and NYC, Harrisburg Area Community College and QC Makeup Academy, Canada. She has also been a featured presenter of SFX Workshops at various conventions including Otakon, Zenkicon and IMATS Toronto.

One of the proudest moments in Michele’s career came when she was approached by Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist Mindy Hall and asked to personally contribute to The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theater (Book by Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall) by writing the section on professional Bald Cap application.

Throughout her career, Michele’s skill and talent have been used to create various makeup looks and custom props for many celebrities including Thora Birch, Christine Lahti, Denzel Washington, Brittany Snow, David Rasche, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Michael Urie, Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Colm Feore, Alan Cumming, Jamie Kennedy, Ben Stein, Jason Patric, Jennifer Tilly, Pat Morita, Hunter Tylo, Robin Riker, Karalyn West, Christopher Atkins, Richard Brooks and Dennis Haskins.

Her professional credits have a combined total of over 33 feature films and television shows including Petunia, The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick, Venom, Constantine, Son of the Mask, Sin City, Disney’s The Haunted Mansion, The Alamo, Seed of Chucky, Deja Vu, The Passion of the Christ, Blood Junkies, Charmed, C.S.I. Miami, Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Without A Trace, Black. White., Bold and the Beautiful, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and multiple shows for the ID Channel.

Michele’s work has also been seen in dozens of commercials including Verizon, Old Navy, AARP and Jack In The Box. And her SFX work was solely featured in the music video for “Soul Meets Body” by Deathcab For Cutie.

You can find a more complete list of Michele’s credits on IMDb
(Internet Movie Database) at www.imdb.com

RESUME

Make-Up / Special FX

Feature Films:
for Michele Mulkey FX Studio

Thought You Were A Nice Man (pre-production) – 924Entertainment/Vampires2Com,
director: Charles W. Bailey
Key make-up artist
Special effects design and special effects make up

The Rectory (pre-production)
Producers: Calvin Vanderbeek and Laurence Flemming,
director: Jonathan Chance
Key make-up artist
Special effects design and special effects make up

Melon Heads (filming)
Silver Springs Films, director: Zane Hershberger
Custom prosthetics

Christmas Slay (filming)
Indywood Films/KENTIndie Films, director: Steve Davis
Custom prosthetics

Invasion Of The Not Quite Dead (filming)
Indywood Films, director: AD Lane
Key make-up artist
Special effects design and special effects make up

Torment Of Laurie Ann Cullom
Rockbottom Pictures, director: Mark Dossett
Key make-up artist
Special effects design and special effects make up

Sequoia
Honora Productions, director: Andy Landen
Custom prosthetics

Moon and Sun
Producer: Christina Wren, director: Demetrius Wren
Custom prosthetics

Mount Joy
Indie City Films, director: Jack Lewars
Custom prosthetics

Black Rock
LD Entertainment, director: Katie Aselton
Custom prosthetics

Sanatorium
After Dark Films/Goldmine Pictures, director: Brant Sersen
Custom prosthetic design and fabrication

How To Break Up With Your Mother
Pleasantly Depressing Films, director: Lawrence Zoeller
Custom prosthetics

The Portland Empire
Independent Short, director: Brian Kazmarck
Custom prosthetics

Chin Up
Independent Short, director: Michelle Watson
Custom prosthetic design and fabrication

The Other Solider
Hatz Off Films, director: Paul Hatzinicoletos
Custom prosthetic design and fabrication

Petunia
New Films International, director: Ash Christan
Assistant Makeup Artist

Blood Junkies
smallmediaXL, directors: Don Downes and Meghan Scibona
Key make-up artist
Special effects design and special effects makeup

Television: for Michele Mulkey FX Studio

Dates From Hell – Investigation Discovery Channel, Several episodes
Custom prosthetics

Fatal Encounters
Investigation Discovery Channel, Several episodes
Custom prosthetics

CollegeHumor
CollegeHumor Shorts, Several episodes
Special effects design on custom prosthetics for actor Josh Ruben

Prop Fabrication - Michele Mulkey Special Effects MUA

Feature Films:

Deja Vu – Jerry Bruckheimer Films, director: Tony Scott
Fabrication and painting of stunt props

Date Movie – 20th Century Fox, director: Aaron Seltzer
Fabrication and painting of stunt props

Herbie: Fully Loaded – Walt Disney Pictures, director: Angela Robinson
Fabrication and painting of stunt props

Venom – Dimention Films, director: Jim Gillespie
Fabrication and painting of stunt props

Sin City – Dimention Films, directors: Frank Miller and Robert Rodrigues
Fabrication of custom props

Seed of Chucky – Focus Features, director: Don Mancini
Silicone seaming and painting on Chucky, Tiffany and Glen puppets

The Chronicals of Riddick – Universal Pictures, director: David Twohy
Fabrication, painting and seaming for hero and stunt props and armor

The Alamo – Buena Vista Films, director: John Lee Hancock
Fabrication, painting and seaming of stunt props

The Haunted Mansion – Buena Vista Films, director: Rob Minkoff
Fabrication and painting of armor and weapons

The Last Samurai – Warner Bros., director: Edward Zwick
Assistant prop manager
Fabrication and painting of stunt weapons

Solaris – 20th Century Fox, director: Steven Soderbergh
Fabrication and painting of props and set dressings

Working as Michele Mulkey Special Effects MUA - Movie

The Passion of the Christ – New Market Film Group, director: Mel Gibson
Special effects makeup and custom teeth for Judas demon

Son of the Mask
New Line Cinema, director: Lawerence Guterman
Custom teeth and eyes for multiple characters and puppets, foam latex seaming

Constantine
Warner Bros., director: Francis Lawerence II
Special effects makeup, design and set-up for crime scene photos

Christmas Slay (filming)
Indywood Films/KENTIndie Films, director: Steve Davis
Custom prosthetics

Fire
Independent Production, director: Robert Glen
Key makeup artist.
Art design and construction for burned body

The Stoneman
Movie Tech Productions, director: Ewing Miles Brown
Key makeup artist.
Special effects design and makeup for Stoneman creature

Working as Michele Mulkey Special Effects MUA - TV

Law and Order: Criminal Intent – NBC Productions
Special effects – Custom teeth for fight scene

Bold and the Beautiful
CBS Productions, Several episodes
Life casting and special effects makeup for several episodes

Black. White
FX Network
Life casting of main actors for Season 1

Charmed
Warner Bros., Several episodes
Special effects makeup, custom teeth, foam latex seaming and prosthetic painting for several episodes

C.S.I. Miami
CBS Productions, Several episodes
Special effects makeup design and set up for crime scenes for several episodes

Without A Trace
CBS Productions/ Several episodes
Special effects makeup design and set up for crime scenes for several episodes

Star Trek Voyager
Paramount Television
Custom foam gelatin for prosthetics of multiple characters

MTV’S Dismissed
MTV
Foam latex prosthetics

Death Cab for Cutie
(music video)
Key prop maker
Fabrication, painting and mechanical design for specialty props

Firefly
Episode “Objects in Space”, director: Joss Whedon
Key On-Set Tech
Fabrication and painting of specialty suit for bounty hunter Jubal Early

Ascent of the Red Planet
Moon Beam Films
Fabrication and painting for props and specialty space suits

Prop Fabrication - Michele Mulkey FX Studio

Feature Films:

I Thought You Were A Nice Man (pre-production) – 924Entertainment/Vampires2Com, director: Charles W. Bailey
Custom prop fabrication for soft foam knives

GALLERY

PROJECTS

The Last Samurai

Prop Fabrication
Warner Bros., director: Edward Zwick Assistant prop manager. Fabrication and painting of stunt weapons

Charmed

Special Effects MUA - TV
Warner Bros., Several episodes
Special effects makeup, custom teeth, foam latex seaming and prosthetic painting for several episodes

Sin City

Dimention Films
Warner Bros., directors: Frank Miller and Robert Rodrigues.
Fabrication of custom propsView Resume

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