Hi, my name is Sam and I've worked in the film and television industry for 17 years - firstly starting out in production fresh out of doing my film and TV Degree at Southampton Solent University - however, realising that this sector wasn't the right fit for me - I wanted to be able to explore a more creative career that lit me up inside. I decided to take a leap of faith and in 2012 I flew to Los Angeles and attended Cinema makeup school and the rest was history.
The past 11 years I have worked as a professional Makeup and SFX Artist across the board in Film, Television, Commercials, Music videos, Campaigns/Editorials and theatre on a International scale where I have had the opportunity to experience productions on both a small and large scale budget. I have constantly refined my skills by going to workshops and classes to learn the latest techniques and also in how to run a successful makeup department.
After building a successful career in London, UK - in 2019 I was awarded my O1B visa and brought my skills and experience over to Hollywood where I am blessed to have worked on some incredible productions and build on my craft and utilise my previous experience in production to run a department but also be a team player in a busy makeup team.
I adore what I do for a living - creating characters and bringing them to life - making the talent in my chair feed into their character with the looks they are in - whether making them feel incredibly beautiful or perhaps a creature from another world.
I am experienced in Beauty, editorial, character makeup right through to prosthetics and SFX - including blood rigs and gags. In addition, basic hair styling, wigs and men's grooming. I love meeting and working with new people from other artists to producers and production companies - please feel free to contact me via the contact form if you wish to chat further about any upcoming projects - I would love to hear from you.