November 23rd, 2021
Back with a bang after a year away, The Prosthetics Event rolled into town at the renamed Coventry Building Society Arena. This eagerly-awaited show brought a full day of education and artistry covering the whole prosthetics and SFX industry, aimed at those passionate about prosthetics, makeup FXs, animatronics, masks, sculpture, mould making, puppets, face painting and body art for film TV, theatre, cosplay, live events, casualty simulations and much more.
Known for its crowds of visitors and packed rooms, this year’s show looked and felt different, for very good reason. For everyone’s safety, the Exhibitors Hall was a much larger space, with stands further apart and much wider walkways. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out, keep their distance and have a safe and enjoyable day. With its mixture of demos, talks and advice from top film industry professionals, stunning body art, captivating exhibits and shopping with the top pro shops, The Prosthetics Event never fails to impress visitors – and this year was no exception.
The two stages were packed with live demos and discussions: from author Joe Nazarro’s conversation with Nick Dudman to Neill Gorton and Rebecca Butterworth’s transformation of Alexis Stone into Mrs Doubtfire followed by an industry discussion with Bill Corso and Jake Gerber on the Main Stage. The Education Stage hosted Kate Benton and Rachel Lennon’s on-set tips class, as well as Stuart Bray and Todd Debreceni’s live podcast recording with Jake Gerber. Tutors weren’t forgotten either with a specialist forum on the Education Stage.
Body Art and Application Station competitions displayed incredible work from students and pros alike and congratulations go to Warpaint’s own Angela Youngs who won the Body Art competition organised with BodyFactory. The Application Station saw two winners: Melissa Thompson and Ruby Bircher.
The Monster Mash Exhibition featured work by various artists from Academy Award winners to recent graduates and Portfolio Surgery provided invaluable one-to-one advice sessions with an experienced industry pro.
To see all of the official photos and find out more about the event, click here. Thanks to Venice Marshall for sharing her images.