Saturday 23 June 2018

Hollywood Makeup Artist shares behind the scenes secrets to aspiring designers

Hollywood Makeup Artist shares behind the scenes secrets to aspiring designers

Posted Wednesday 28 June 2017

Two up and coming make-up students received special bursaries to learn with leading Hollywood artist Brian Kinney.

Matt Deery from Derry/Londonderry and Canan Spengler from Lisburn were awarded the Movie House Cinemas Artists Fund for Titanic Creative Management’s On-Set Makeup course with Emmy Nominated Brian Kinney, who has worked within Game of Thrones, Fear the Walking Dead, Mad Men and more. 

Movie House Cinemas have been working closely alongside Titanic Creative Management to support individuals with a passion for film, prosthetic make-up and prop making. The fund provides individuals access to training and development with the chance to learn from industry’s finest. 

On-Set Makeup consisted of everything you need to know to work as a makeup artist on set, from script breakdown, budget, character design, kit building, makeup tests, application, shooting, marketing yourself in an extremely competitive industry and more- an essential for ANY artist wanting to work in Television and Film.

Matt Deery said “I had a fantastic time doing the On-Set makeup course with Brian Kinney. A fun filled five days of education, great insight into the industry, working alongside great students and Brian is an amazing and intriguing teacher. 

Canan Spengler added “I wouldn’t have been able to do a course at this level without the vital support from Movie House Cinemas – it was the greatest gift I have received in ages”

Managing Director of Movie House, Michael McAdam said:  “Well done to everyone who was involved and we cannot wait to see your work on our big screens very soon!” 

The Movie House Artist fund are further sponsoring more upcoming workshops including:
Beauty Prosthetics for Fashion by Danny Marie Elias who has worked on the fabulous Doctor Who and Sherlock; Anatomical Sculpting with Dan Frye Game of Thrones and Harry Potter; Mould Making for Props & Prosthetics with Stuart Bray Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and  Saving Private Ryan.

For more information on how to apply for these workshops please visit

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