Yahoo! Movies Online, March 4, 2011
Meredith Johns is a makeup and special effects artist who has worked on such films as “True Grit” and “Machete.” She was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work on “Temple Grandin.”
What was it that inspired you to go into makeup and special effects?
I grew up sculpting and painting in a family full of artists, and I love watching movies. My favorites have always been horror and sci-fi films . I think I am most inspired by the work of makeup legend Dick Smith. When I worked on my first film, a zombie movie, I fell in love with the business. I originally volunteered for the film to try something new (I was a graphic designer at the time), but after coming home covered in blood for several weekends, I knew I had found my calling. I met my business partner, Carolyn O’Hara, on set and we started Hawgfly shortly after.
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