FILM AND TELEVISION SPFX EXPERIENCE (selected)

Limetown (Series, IATSE 891)

SPFX First Assistant

SPFX Coordiantor: Gary Minielly

Dec 2018 - March 2019

Snowpiercer (Series, IATSE 891)

SPFX Fabricator

SPFX Coordiantor: Gary Minielly

June-December 2018

Sacred Lies (Series, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Coordiantor: Gary Minielly

March-May 2018

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 (Series, IATSE 891)

SPFX Fabricator

SPFX Coordiantor: Darren Marcoux

March- July  2017

 

Lucifer Season 2 (Series IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Coordiantor: John MacCuspie

Feb 16-23 2017

 

Cop and a Half: New Recruit (Feature, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Coordiantor: Dale Shippam

October 10- 23 2016

 

Supergirl Season 2 (Series, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Coordiator: James Paradis

Aug 25 2016 -Sept 15 2016

 

Dead of Summer (Series, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Coordinator: Phil Jones

17 June 2016 - 5 August 2015

 

UNIFARM Episode 3 (Independent Short, Calgary)

SPFX Lead

Director: Alex Moon

May 2016 (prep)

 

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (Feature, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

(re-shoots) SPFX Supervisor: Cameron Waldbauer

March 2016 – April 2016

 

Alpha (Feature, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Coordinator: James Paradis

February 2016

Duties: artificial snow: dolomite, paper, soap suds; propane fire

 

Mech X-4 (Series, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Coordinator: Bill Ryan

February 2016 – May 2016 (intermittent)

 

Star Trek: Beyond (Feature, IATSE 891)

SPFX Assistant

SPFX Supervisor: Cameron Waldbauer

September 2015

 

X-Men Apocalypse (Feature, IATSE 514)

SPFX Technician/Fabricator

SPFX Supervisor: Stephen Hamilton

April 2015 – August 2015

 

The Revenant (Feature, IATSE 212)

SPFX 2nd Assistant

SPFX Supervisor: Cameron Waldbauer

September 2014 – April 2015

 

Forsaken (Feature, IATSE 212)

SPFX 3rd Assistant

SPFX Coordinator: P. David Benediktson

July- August 2013

 

Klondike (TV miniseries, IATSE 212)

SPFX 3rd Assistant

SPFX Coordinator: Tony Lazarowich

March 2013

 

THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE (selected)

Scenic Design
2014 – Nov: Portrait De Manon Calgary Opera, Calgary (Designer – Set)

2014 – Nov: The First Nowell Calgary Opera, Calgary (Designer – Set and Projection)

2013 – Sep: i-ROBOT Theatre (originating production (OP)) Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre (Designer – Lights & electric Props)

2012 – Jun: Broken (OP) Mob Hit Productions, Calgary (Designer – Set, Lights, Projection)

2012 – Jun: I Don’t (OP) Mob Hit Productions, Calgary (Designer – Set, Lights, Projection)

2011 – Jun: Queen Anne’s Revenge (OP) Mob Hit Productions (Designer – Set and Projection)

2011 – Feb: Neverwhere Mob Hit Productions, Calgary (Designer – Lights )

2010 – Nov: Based on a Totally True Story Mob Hit Productions, Calgary (Designer – Set and Lights)

2010 – Jun: As You Like It – In Bollywood Style Mob Hit Productions, Calgary (Designer – Lights)

2009 – Mar: Contraband (OP) Mob Hit Productions, Calgary (Designer – Set and Lights

2009 – Nov: Fully Committed Mob Hit Productions, Calgary (Designer – Set and Lights)

 

Costume Design
2011 – Aug: Hippopotamus Interpretive Program Calgary Zoo (design, build)

2011 – Apr: The Last Croak Calgary Zoo (design, build)

2011 – Jan: Siberian Tiger Interpretive Program Calgary Zoo (design, build)

2010 – Feb: Dinosaur Interpretive Program Calgary Zoo (design, build. With aid of the Royal Tyrell Museum)

2009 – Sep: Bear Necessities Interpretive Program Calgary Zoo (design, build)

2009 – Jan: Koala Interpretive Program Calgary Zoo (design, build)

2009 – Jan: The Three Arrrs Evergreen Theatre, Calgary (design, build)

 

Theatre Props

2010 – Oct: Macbeth The Shakespeare Company, Calgary (prosthetic head special effect)

2009 – Nov: Scorched Sage Theatre, Calgary (Props Builder)

2009 – Oct: 7 Stories Theatre Calgary (Prosthetics Maker)

2009 – Jun: The Bacchae Mob hit Productions, Calgary (Props Builder)

2009 – May: The Piper Downstage/Hit & Myth, Calgary (Prop builder, Milliner, Mask maker)

2009 – Apr: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Theatre Calgary (Props Builder)

2009 – Mar: The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Calgary (Sculptor)

2009 – Jan: Gilgamesh: La-Z-Boy One Yellow Rabbit, Calgary (Assistant Props Builder)

2008 – Oct: The Attic, The Pearls, & Three Fine Girls Sage Theatre, Calgary (Assistant Props Builder)

 

Theatre Paint

2011 – Aug: Dangerous Corner Vertigo Theatre, Calgary (Second Painter/training new Head of Paint)

2011 – Apr: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Vertigo Theatre, Calgary (Head of Paint)

2011 – Mar: And Then there Were None Vertigo Theatre, Calgary (Head of Paint)

2010 – Nov: Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Vertigo Theatre, Calgary (Head of Paint)s

2010 – Nov: Seussical the Musical Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary (Second Painter)

2010 – Sep: 12 Angry Men Vertigo Theatre, Calgary (Head of Paint)

2010 – Apr: Rebecca Vertigo Theatre, Calgary (Second Painter)

2010 – Jan: How Do I Love Thee Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary (Sculptor, Second Painter)

2009 – Dec: Toad of Toad Hall Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary (Sculptor, Second Painter)

2009 – Sept: Shakespeare’s Dog Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary (Sculptor, Second Painter)

2009 – Apr: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Theatre Calgary (Painter)

2005 – Sep: Stage Struck Vertigo Theatre, Calgary (Painter)

 

Theatre Wardrobe

2014 – July- August: Wicked Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary (Dresser)

2012 – Sep: Les Femmes De Bonne Humeur Monument-National, Montreal, (Costume builder)

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE (Selected)

2013 Nov – 2015 Nov: Calgary Protospace (Director)

2010 Aug – 2014 Aug: Saddledome/Jubilee/Stampede, Calgary (IATSE 212 Stage Crew)

2008 Apr – Sept: Replicate Designs (Model Builder, Sculptor)

2007 Apr – Sept: BigSmile Mannequins (Mannequin head Designer/Sculptor)

2006 Apr – Sept: Studio Y Creations (foam Sculptor)

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture; Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, 2008

2011 Aug - 2012 Dec: Set and Costume Design Program at National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal
Awarded Peter Dwyer Scholarship by Canada Council of the Arts during second year of program

GTAW (TIG welding) Operators Course; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, December 2015

 

SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS

Experienced in the use and maintenance of SPFX equipment (smokers, hazers, air cannons, air ratchets, propane fires, water pumps, blood rigs, blood kives, snow machines, fans, monofilament, cobweb guns, etc)

Field repair and problem solving skills

Gag design and building skills, esp. “artistic gags”

Metal fabrication and welding, CNC plasma operation

Additive and subtractive sculpting skills

Mould making and casting

Basic electrical fabrication (soldering, 120v wiring)

Strong documentation and map-making skills

Strong freehand drawing, sketching, painting skills

Strong script break-down skills

Demonstrated project management skills, including budgeting

Demonstrated teamwork skills within creative environments

Proficiency in Rhino 3D CAD

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

IATSE 891 SPFX Department Member in good standing, since August 2016

IATSE 212 Member in good standing, since Dec 2009

Aerial Boom/ Scissor Lift Operator Certificate

Fireworks Operator Certificate: Display Assistant: to April 2024

Fireworks Operator Certificate: Pyrotechnician: to April 2024

Occupational First Aid Level 1

Fall protection certification

WHMIS certificate

TDG certificate

Class 5 driver’s license