Do you know the name Michele Mulkey? You should. Odds are you’ve already seen her work on movies, Tv and even a music video. Michele Mulkey Fx Studio has been involved in a long list of great projects . She is a wonderfully talented makeup and special effects artist, as well as a talented prop fabricator. I was lucky enough to be able to speak with Michele and she was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself, her studio and her projects.
CM “Michele, thank you for speaking with me and answering a few questions.”
MM “You are very welcome.”
CM “Let’s start at the beginning. How did it begin?”
MM “It started in college. I have a degree in preforming arts. We were doing a production of Mice and Men. There was only one female part so I got assigned special effects. After collage I went to a special effects school. I’ve been in this business for 14 years now.”
CM “You have been involved in so many projects. If you can, can you tell us your favorite show and movie you have done so far?”
MM “My favorite show would be Firefly. The sets were amazing. They actually had a full size ship on set. My other favorite show was Charmed. As for my favorite movie I guess that would have to be Chronicles of Riddick. We did so much work on that movie. I love doing Indie films. We are so much more involved in creative decisions.”
CM “What are your favorite types of projects?”
MM “I enjoy doing injuries. I like the task of making something with a lot of realism.”
CM “How many people are employed by your studio?”
MM “It depends on the project. I have a lot of artists that work like independent contractors. I call them when I have a big project. I try to keep over head low so that Indie movies and smaller projects can keep their costs low.”
CM “What projects do you have coming up next?”
MM “The next movie I will be working on will be The Rectory.”
CM “Can you tell us anything about The Rectory?”
MM “I can’t reveal much but it is a ghost story. It’s also based on a true story. I always find true stories are always a little more frightening.”
Here are just a few of the projects Michele Mulkey Studios has be involved with.
Law and Order Criminal Intent
Chronicles of Riddick
Seed of Chucky
The Last Samurai
Invasion of the Not Quite Dead
The Torment of Laurie Ann Cullom
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