Project:                A Cure For Wellness

Director:              Gore Verbinsky

SFX Company:   Animated Extras Ltd

My Role:             Life Caster, Sculptor, Mould Maker, Caster, Painter and On Set                                          Technician

Taking instruction from director
Taking instruction from director
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Dane and the Dentist
Dane and the Dentist
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Drilling tooth on camera
Drilling tooth on camera
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Drilling tooth gag action
Drilling tooth gag action
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Heads for CG Mapping
Heads for CG Mapping

The actor was filmed during the dentist and eel gag scenes, using two locked off camera positions. The two replica heads were then filmed in the exact same position, only this time the horror action sequence was played out. In one, the actors tooth was drilled out and in the second, a pipe was force fed down the windpipe. In post production, the two images of actor and dummy head were merged so that it looked as though the actor was being tortured.

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Tooth Drill Gag Final Sculpt
Tooth Drill Gag Final Sculpt
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Tooth Drill Gag Test
Tooth Drill Gag Test
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Tooth Drill Gag Close Up
Tooth Drill Gag Close Up
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Tooth Drill Gag On Set
Tooth Drill Gag On Set
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Eel gag
Eel gag
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Eel gag sculpt process
Eel gag sculpt process
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Eel Gag
Eel Gag
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Eel gag Head final sculpt
Eel gag Head final sculpt
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Eel gag Final sculpt
Eel gag Final sculpt
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Eel Gag Head Test
Eel Gag Head Test
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Eel gag on set
Eel gag on set
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Eel gag on set
Eel gag on set
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Eel Gag
Eel Gag
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Eel Gag On Set
Eel Gag On Set
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Drained Hand
Drained Hand
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Drained Hand Wet Clay Sculpt
Drained Hand Wet Clay Sculpt
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Drained Hand
Drained Hand
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Drained Hand Final
Drained Hand Final
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Drained Hand Final
Drained Hand Final
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wet clay foot sculpt
wet clay foot sculpt
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wet clay foot sculpt
wet clay foot sculpt
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Stunt Double Prosthetic Makeup
Stunt Double Prosthetic Makeup
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Stunt Double prosthetic Makeup
Stunt Double prosthetic Makeup
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Stunt Man Spade Gag
Stunt Man Spade Gag

In the final scenes, the lead character meets his end with a spade to the head. This was the stunt double version.

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