Monica La Vella – Producer of “Invited” (2023)
I cannot recommend Desiree and Brian enough. They were flexible, accommodating, and open communicators throughout the entire process of designing and implementing special effects and prosthetics for our film. On set they were helpful and amazing problem solvers. They treated our actors with care and comfort. We will use them again and again!
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David James – Producer of “Grief”, “Neurovenge” and “My Dinner with Chuck” (2022)
Professional on set, both Desiree and Brian constantly come up with new ideas and help solve problems and work with your project closely. Absolutely recommend them.
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Dan Carrière – Director of “Dead Serious” (2018)
Can’t say enough good things about the amazing work Brian and Desiree do. When they worked on my comedy horror film, they were fully prepared, worked fast and efficient under pressure, and came up with some absolutely jaw-dropping make-up effects. Highly recommended!
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Bronwyn Cuthbertson – Producer of “Secret Sessions: Princess Bride Movie Experience” (2018)
Thank you so much for making the cast look amazing for the show. You two are truly magicians and such a pleasure to work with. I hope we are able to work together again soon. Thanks for stormin’ the castle!
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Alan Murray and Gavin Downes – Director & Producer of “Beyond Hell” (2016)
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Michael Laicini – Director (2016)
I cannot say enough great things about Brian (and Locked In The Cellar Creations).
I worked with him recently on a horror short that I directed. From the moment he came on board my project Brian gave me a truly exceptional experience. He’s a consummate professional -clear communicator, quickly responded to my emails and calls with ideas and solutions. He was always friendly and supportive of the goals of the project. He went above and beyond, running make-up tests and pre-building some elements of the make-up so that it wouldn’t take time on set to build.
When he was on set, the actors were pulling me aside and going out of their way to say that Brian was exceptionally kind, patient and friendly. He was challenged with working under exceptionally difficult conditions (cold, low light and bare minimum time due to location restrictions) and he 100% came through for us. He worked fast, efficiently, calmly -and yet still artfully.
Just when I thought my experience with Brian couldn’t get any better, after we wrapped he stayed behind to help the actors remove their make-up safely and comfortably. He was one of the last people to leave set that day and in my experience that is a rare and exceptional treat from a make-up artist. Brian is one of a kind, a true professional and artist. Everybody on set had nothing but nice things to say about him and his work.
I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him if I were you -I won’t hesitate when my next projects come around.
Thank you Brian!
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James Naylor – Director of “A Dark Matter” (2013)
Thank you so very much for all your help with my last film. You were so awesome on set & you have been more help than you’ll know. Keep me in the loop with your projects – I look forward to doing another film with you!