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