RESUME
 

As Managing Project Director and Key Designer for 
Make-up & Monsters Studios,
Brian Penikas has brought many interesting projects to the screen with the Make-up & Monsters team.

RESUME COVER
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FEATURE FILMS:

HUNGER GAMES 2: CATCHING FIRE (2013)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

OZ the Great and Powerful (2013)

HAUNTED (2013)

ROSEWOOD LANE (2011)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4:
 ON STRANGER TIDES (2010)

The SOLOIST (2008)

DEATH  RACE (2008)

Charlie Wilson's War

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 

SHOOT 'EM UP

LOVE GURU CGI test

DAY OF THE DEAD

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3:
 At WORLD's END

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2:
DEAD MAN'S CHEST

JEEPERS CREEPERS 1 & 
JEEPERS CREEPERS 2

HELLBORN
LOVE OBJECT
DUPLEX
THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE 
BACKFLASH
GALAXY QUEST
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
DEATH TO SMOOTCHIE
MAN ON THE MOON
AUSTIN POWERS II: The Spy Who Shagged Me
PLANET OF THE APES 30TH ANNIVERSARY
THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER
STIGMATA
 
 

 

FEATURE FILMS (continued):

BATMAN & ROBIN
BATMAN FOREVER
BATMAN RETURNS
GATTACA
MARS ATTACKS
THE FRIGHTENERS
MURDER IN THE FIRST
MATILDA
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
STARGATE
GREMLINS II
ALIEN  NATION
ALIENS
COCOON
MASK
PREDITOR II
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
THE ADDAMS FAMILY

TV  & PROMOTIONALS 
(of interest):

STORAGE WARS (History Channel)
Hollywood Treasures (SyFy Channel)
FACE OFF (Season One) (SyFy Channel)
DELTA FAUCETT
CASTLE (ABC) season one
AMC's MAD MEN (Emmy nomination)
HBO's BREAST MEN
SAVING GRACE
RED ROBIN (tv commerical)
SAINTS ROW 2
DESTROY ALL HUMANS (tv commercial & live event)
SOUL EDGE (video game promo)
PLANET O THE APES BLUE RAY
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN On-Line
TWILIGHT (tv pilot)
Comedy Central's Primetime Glick
NABISCO COOKIES
DEL TACO "Dan's Bad Hair Day"
ALLY MCBEAL: BODY LANGUAGE
BEHIND THE PLANET OF THE APES
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN tv pilot 1997
NBC's PROFILER
DURACELL'S MEET THE PUTTERMANS
STAR TREK:  DEEP SPACE NINE  &  VOYAGER
APEMANIA

APEMANIA   (Make-up & Monsters Studios/ Brian Penikas Productions)
          Creative Director, Key Make-up and Hair, Key Wardrobe Coordinator for promotional Planet Of The Apes  re-enactment/parody troupe.
          CURRENTLY involved with 20th Century Fox for numerous 30th Anniversary promotions and celebrations worldwide.
          Screen credit on "BEHIND THE PLANET OF THE APES" (Foxstar/AMC) tv special. (http://www.apemania.com)
 

MAIN RESUME:  FEATURE FILMS:

HUNGER GAMES 2: CATCHING FIRE (2013)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

OZ the Great and Powerful (2013)

HAUNTED (2013)

ROSEWOOD LANE (2011)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4:
 ON STRANGER TIDES (2010)

The SOLOIST (2008)

DEATH  RACE (2008)

Charlie Wilson's War

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

SHOOT 'EM UP

LOVE GURU CGI test

DAY OF THE DEAD

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3:
 At WORLD's END

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2:
DEAD MAN'S CHEST
 

JEEPERS CREEPERS (2001)  and  JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (2003)  (/MGM)
            as the Key Creature Effects team,  Make-up & Monsters Studios created all Creeper related effects and victims for  both feature films.
LOVE OBJECT (2002)
            Prosthetics and make-up effects.  Modifications to silicone "love dolls" to resemble actress Melissa Sagemiller
HELLBORN (2002)
            Demon "Harvester" and Prosthetic effects as well as storyboards.
BACKFLASH(Buena Vista Home Video) 2001
            Prosthetics and make-up effects.
Behind the Planet of the Apes (FOX Star Productions/ )
            Supplied Ape prosthetics and make-up supplies for set dressing.
DUPLEX (Jersey Films)
            Prosthetic likeness make-ups of actress Eileen Essel for stunt performers.
DEATH TO SMOOTCHIE (Warner Bros)
            Prosthetic likeness make-ups of actor Vincent Schiavelli for stunt performers.
GALAXY QUEST (Dreamworks SKG)
            Supplied prosthetics and masks of Lazarus-Fans, Mank-nars, and Fish Heads for feature.
            Through Make-up & Monsters Studios.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (Rules Productions/ )
            Youth prosthetic for Tommy Lee Jones.
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (Grid Iron Productions/ Oliver Stone)
            Tattoo Design, Scar and Wound prosthetics, prosthetic noses for Al Pacino.
AUSTIN POWERS II:The Spy Who Shagged Me   (New Line Cinema) in production
            Designed, created, tested and supplied ìDr. Evilî and additional character prosthetic appliances;   Michelle Burke key
MAN ON THE MOON  (Jersey Films) in production
            Andy Kaufman makeup for Jim Carrey and Tony Clifton makeup for Jim Carrey and Paul Giamatti; Ve Neil key.
A MEMORY IN MY HEART  (CBS)    Scar appliances for actress Jayne Seymour.

CARLO'S WAKE     Constructed lifelike dummy head of Martin Landau for use in funeral sequences.

THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER  (Paramount Pictures)
            Designed bullethole for James Woods, rape/beating makeup for Leslie Stefanson;  applied by Toni G.
LONG WALK TO FREEDOMThe Nelson Mandela Story  (Distant Horizons)
            Designed test aging makeups on Djimon Hounsou as Nelson Mandela

STIGMATA    (FGM/ MGM Productions)   Designed and constructed stigmatic effects for Patricia Arquette and various other make-up effects.

FLYPAPER   (Vidmark/Trimark) 1997. Prosthetic effects on actress Lucy Lui and others.  KEYS: John Blake and Mike Michaels.

U-TURN  (Columbia/Tristar Studios) 1997. Prosthetic effects for Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, and others. KEY: John Blake

BATMAN & ROBIN    (Warner Bros.)  1996-97
            Designed and applied ìBaneî character airbrush body makeup.  Prototyped early makeup concepts for Mr. Freeze.
BATMAN FOREVER   (Warner Bros.)
            Makeup technician.  ìPiercingî prosthetic applications for thugs. Full body  tattoos and tribal facepainting for gang members.
BATMAN RETURNS  (Warner Bros.)
            Cosmetics and puppeteer supervisor on stage for penguin puppets built by Stan Winston Studios.
MARS ATTACKS   (Warner Bros./ Tim Burton)
            Designed and constructed prosthetic noses for Jack Nicholson, applications by Ve Neill.
BREAST MEN   (HBO Pictures)  Designed, constructed, and applied prosthetic breast augmentations gone-bad.
            Assisted with prosthetic age make-up on actor David Schwimmer
FACE OFF   (Paramount./ John Woo)
            Assisted Kevin Yagher with application of skin-less face prosthetic on Nicholas Cage.
GATTACA   (Jersey Films/Danny DeVito)
            Designed and constructed prosthetics and prosthetic effects for Ethan Hawk.
AMISTAD   (Dreamworks / SKG)
            Makeup day-check and prosthetic scar molds for slaves.
JACK  (Hollywood Pictures/ Francis Ford Copola)
            Assisted with old age stipple and prosthetics on Robin Williams. Ken Diaz key.
THE CROW 2: CITY OF ANGELS  (Pressman Film Corp)
            Airbrush Character makeups.
THE FRIGHTENERS   (Universal/WingnutProd.)
            Prosthetic makeup application on John Astin for ìJudgeî character.  Makeup designed by Rick Baker.
MURDER IN THE FIRST (Warner Bros./3 Marks Prod.)
            Assistant Makeup department head,  Prosthetic makeup artist for Kevin Bacon. Prosthetic supervisor
            for makeup trauma effects, prosthetic sculpture, molds, and related makeup effects.
MATILDA (Tri Star/ Danny Devito) Designed and manufactured prosthetic makeups for ìTrunchbullî character.

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR  ( Universal)*Academy Award for Best Makeup 1997 awarded to Rick Baker and David Anderson
            Assisted with application of prosthetic makeups on Eddie Murphy and photo doubles.(Makeups designed by Rick Baker)
TANK GIRL   (UA / Stan Winston Studios)
            Prosthetic makeup artist, puppeteer, and wrangler for kangaroo-men ìripperî characters.
STARGATE (Warner Bros./ Patrick Tatopoulos)
              Creature, puppet, armor, and hand prop effects painter under Michael Spatola and makeup effects department.
GREMLINS II    ( Warner Bros./Cinovation-Rick Baker Studio)
            Gremlin cosmetic technician and painter, 9 mos.
ALIEN  NATION      (20th Century Fox/ Stan Winston Studios Inc)
            Alien effects crew, principal prosthetics painter.
ALIENS         (20th Century  Fox/ Stan Winston / Doug Beswick Productions)
            Creature effects crew,  Queen alien and Powerloader miniatures.
COCOON        (20th Century Fox/ Cannom Creations)
            Prosthetic and Alien effects crew.
MASK         (Universal/ Michael Westmore Ltd) 1984  *Academy Award for Best Makeup 1985 awarded to Michael Westmore and Zoltan Alek
            Conceptual sculptures and test prosthetic sculptures of Rocky Dennis.
PREDITOR II  (20th CenturyFox) Weapons painter under Bart Mixom.
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES  (Paramount / Alterian Studios inc.)
           Makeup effects department supervisor (Alterian Studios) and Puppeteer.  Orchids, Dexter and Donald.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY   (Paramount Pictures)Creature and Cosmetics supervisor for
                 Alterian Studios Inc.  Prosthetics lab, Bear  rug,  House-clock, ìFingersî the 8 fingered clarinet player, Snake saxophone, etc.
STEPHEN KING'S  TOMMYKNOCKERS  (ABC / Alterian Studios Inc.)
             Designer, Key Creature Supervisor, Story boards, 2 1/2 weeks first unit director of alien sequences in New Zealand.
STEPHEN KINGíS  SLEEPWALKERSî    (Columbia Pictures / Alterian Studios Inc)
              Cosmetics supervisor. Prosthetics, Paint schemes for prosthetics and creature suits, on stage suit tech and puppeteer.
FREAKED (20th Century Fox / Alterian Studios Inc.)
             Creature and Makeup designer. Lifecasting, Prosthetic Sculpting, Paint Foam fabrication, Moldmaking,Puppeteer. (Dog boy, Worm, Cowboy.)
ARMY OF DARKNESS   (Universal / Alterian Studios Inc)
            Prosthetics lab for Evil Ash & Evil Sheila, Cosmetics, paint, and artificial eyes for Evil Ash effects.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET III, THE DREAM WARRIORS (New Line Cinema)
            Kevin Yagher Creature and makeup effects crew.
FULL ECLIPSE  (HBO / Alterian Studios Inc) 1993
            Prosthetic effects for werewolf creatures and wolf suit wrangler.
THE JOURNEY INSIDE  (Imax / Intel / Alterian Studios Inc.)
            Alien makeup designer  for Imaxís first feature length film.
NATHANIEL THE CABIN BOY  (Warner Bros./Alterian Studios Inc.)
            Makeup effects designer for "Choki  the Sharkman", a mer-man suit / makeup for actor  Russ Tamblin.
MOM AND DAD SAVE THE WORLD   (Warner Bros / Alterian Studios Inc.)
            Key paint and cosmetics for Bulldogs, and Lub-Lubs. Key design and sculpture for Space Rat.  On stage puppeteer and creature wrangler.
MOBSTERS   (Universal / Alterian Studios Inc )
            Lifecasting and prosthetic lab.
GHOST IN THE MACHINE (20th Century Fox / Alterian Studios Inc.)
            Electrocution prosthetics and acid dissolving arm and head effects.
CAST A  DEADLY SPELL   (HBO Pictures/ Alterian Studios Inc)
           Cosmetics supervisor and on stage suit wrangler for Gargoyle creature suit,
            Key cosmetics and sculptor for Oatmeal Monster, Assistant sculptor Gargoyle suit.Crew jacket design.
BODYSNATCHERS 1992    (Warner Bros. / Burman Studios)
            Makeup effects on location.
VI WARSHAWSKI    ( Hollywood Pictures / Alterian Studios Inc)
            Designed and constructed ìnude womanî style nutcracker props (chromed aluminum).
PSYCHO IV, THE BEGINNING      ( Universal / Alterian Studios Inc) 1990
            Prosthetic lab tech.
THE DOORS  (Tri Star / Alterian Studios Inc.)
            Assisted with Jim Morrison Memorial.
LEVIATHON  (MGM / DEG / Stan Winston Studios Inc)
            Special creature effects crew , cosmetics, and painter.
MOM    (Smoking Gun Prod./TWE)Special Makeup Effects Designer/Key. Vampire transformations.

MUTANT ON THE BOUNTY  (Canyon Filmworks)Special prosthetic makeup designer for title character and effects.

I'M GUNNA GIT YOU SUCKA! (UA) Special gag effects designer/consultant.

LOBSTERMAN FROM MARS (Electric Pictures)Special creature effects designer, crew  key.

FAR OUT MAN  (Tommy Chong Prod)Second unit straights and hair.

INVADERS FROM MARS (Cannon Films/ Stan Winston Studios Inc)Creature effects crew. Puppeteer.

CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR (Warner Bros/ Michael Westmore Ltd)Prosthetic lab tech for Michael Westmore and Michele Burke.

ICE PIRATES   (MGM)   Creature effects sculptor for background aliens.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1987)  (Cannon Films)  Creature effects designer, sculptor earthworms.

TRICK OR TREAT  (DEG/Kevin Yagher Productions)  Creature effects crew.

DESTROYER  (Virgin/ Wind River Prod)   Prosthetic makeup and effects for Lyle Alzado and Clayton Rohner.

RADIO ACTIVE DREAMS (Paramount)  Character makeups.
 
 

TELEVISION, COMMERCIALS, CABLE, VIDEOS, ETC .

AMC's MAD MEN (Emmy nomination)

ALLY MCBEAL: BODY LANGUAGE (KELLY PRODUCTIONS) 1/98
           Designed, created, and applied prosthetic Janet Reno make-up to actress Linda Gehringer for this episode.
HBO's BREAST MEN
Snoop Doggy Dog & Kuruptî (PURE FILMS MUSIC VIDEO/ Rashidi Harper: Director) 12/97
           Created prosthetic neck appliances and masks for ìMission Impossibleî style disguises.
MISSY ELLIOT  (OIL FACTORY MUSIC VIDEO/  Earl  : Director)
           &nb sp;  Co-Department head with Wade Daily for body make-up and airbrush work on 12 performers to make them look like Barbi-dolls.
AEROSMITH: TOM HAMILTON'S FINGERS (TOM HAMILTON/ AEROSMITH)
           Designed and mass produced promotional ìgive-awayî props of Aerosmith bass player Tom Hamiltonís finger.
            He wanted some memento's he could throw into the crowd during concerts.
WHO'S BEHIND THE SONY MINI DISC?  (SONY/PROPAGANDA FILMS COMMERCIAL)
           Created ëMission Impossibleî style disguise masks of Jon Lovitz, Claudia Schiffer, and 7 other ìHollywoodî types
            for this whimsical product commercial.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN  (TELEVISION PILOT)
           Created several prosthetic scar appliances: slavery scars, bullet holes, lacerations, etc.
PROFILER  (NBC TELEVISION)
           Designed and applied several prosthetic burn scar makeups, stump hands, severed ears, etc.
CARLSBERG BIGFOOT AND ALIENS   (CARLSBERG BEER /TOYTOWN FILMS)
           Designed and built 8í tall Bigfoot suit and alien ìgreysî for an ìUnsolved Mysteriesî type commercial spoof.
UPRIGHT MAN  (LEARNING CHANNEL/NEW DOMINION PICTURES)
           Created two primal man and woman full body makeups for an episode of the Learning Channels ìQUESTî series.
DINO-SAPIENSî  (DISNEY CHANNEL/NEW DOMINION PICTURES)
           Created a family of Dino-Sapiens for a Disney show themed ìWhat If Man Had Evolved from Dinosaurs
STAR TREK:  DEEP SPACE NINE  &  VOYAGER  (PARAMOUNT / MICHAEL WESTMORE)
       Prosthetic applications for VOYAGER pilot and DEEP SPACE NINE season premiere.
WEIRD SCIENCE- YOUíLL NEVER EAT BRAINS IN THIS TOWN AGAINî  (UNIVERSAL TELEVISION/ KEVIN WESTMORE)
       Prosthetic Zombie applications.
THE OSIRIS CHRONICLESî  (PARAMOUNT PICTURES TELEVISION/ JUNE WESTMORE)
      Prosthetic applications.
STAR TREK SCREEN-TEST THEATERî  (Universal Studios Tour/ Michael Burnett Prod)
       Prosthetic Alien effects designer.
ALIEN NATION-FILM PROMO   (20th Century Fox/Kaleidoscope)
       Keyed and crewed prosthetic makeup crew  for TV commercial / print ad.
BROTHERLY LOVEî   (Witt-Thomas Productions)
       Character makeups for Halloween party and Comic Book convention episodes.
THE CLINIC (COMEDY CENTRAL)
       Assistant Makeup Dept. Head, prosthetic makeups and related effects for cable television pilot.
SCI-FI CHANNEL ALIEN INVASION (CHUCK KLIEN PROD)
       Designed and constructed 60 ìencounter-styleî aliens for celebrity abductions for cable channel promotions.
DURACELL'S MEET THE PUTTERMANS  (Duracell / XFX)
       Prosthetic makeup applications: Art Museum and Miniature Golf spots
SWAMP THING     ( Universal  Television)
       Sculpture, Cosmetics and Paint department key for Alterian Studios Inc.
STREET SHARKS (MATTEL TOYS)
       Construction of Street Shark walk around type costume for tv spot.
ELVIRA BREAKS A NAIL  (GLG / COORS)
       Fabrication of Freddy Kruger-style chrome finger nail for tv spot.
THE INTERNET CHANNEL  (THE INTERNET CHANNEL/CHUCK KLEIN PRODUCTIONS)
       Created mascott costume for promotion use of THE INTERNET CHANNELís ìI-manî character.
 DINO-DAYS  (KNOTTS BERRY FARM)
       Dinosaur walk-around suits for theme park.  Sculpture, foam- fabrication, paint and cosmetics. 1993-94
 FRIGHT FEST '98 (UNIVERSAL STUDIOS/SEE PRODUCTIONS)
       Designed and built two 8í Queen Alien puppets and four 6' serpent hand/body puppets for annual Halloween show.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTS (KNOTTíS BERRY FARM)
  INSECT STILT CREATURE Foam constructed stilt-creature suit for Calico Hanging show. 1994
   ALIENSUIT  Foam constructed Giger-esque alien suit for  theme park Halloween show. 1992
CALL FROM SPACE   (Showscan Prod)
       Key makeup in charge of twelve assistants for straight and character makeups. Cavemen, French revolutionary soldiers, ancient Greek philosophers
        and warriors, etc.
SKELETOR---MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE  (Mattel  Toys)
       Designed and constructed Skeletorís makeup and costume for TV commercials.
POLAROID ALIEN-CREATURE   (Polaroid)
       Designed and foam constructed ìGigeresqueî Alien suit for holiday  TV ad campaign.
DOUBLE DRAGON (Film Realiteí)
       Designed and applied two-headed dragon tattoo to two martial artists for toy commercial.
OZARKA SWAMP CREATURE   (Eureka Water Co)
       Designed and built swamp creature suit. Performer and puppeteer.
SEE AND SAY STORYBOOK   ( Mattel  Toys)
       Built and puppeteered frog puppet, through Alterian Studios Inc.
MONSTERS---IF LOOKS COULD KILL  (Laurel Prod/ADI)
       Creature effects crew for Amalgamated  Dynamics.