Mike Marino – Prosthetic Makeup Designer

Episode 23: We speak with Makeup Prosthetic Designer Mike Marino from Prosthetic Renaissance, You would have seen Mike’s work on Black Swan, True Detective and The Goldfinch also Mike and his team are responsible for helping Heidi Klum get ready for Halloween each year! We chat about being mentored by the legend Dick Smith, getting to work with some of his idols and how he approaches his work now remembering their influences..

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At a young age, Mike Marino became a protege of legendary make-up artist Dick Smith.  Now, with over 20 years of experience in the film industry, he has worked with leading artists in the field, including Rob Bottin, Rick Baker and many others. As owner and designer of Prosthetic Renaissance, Mike has been able to realize his goal of leading a first rate team and elevating the art of special make-up effects.

The Company Prosthetic Renaissance is an artistic powerhouse of design and practical make-up effects with clients in all forms of media. With every project, we dedicate ourselves to elevating our craft to the highest possible level and aim to break new ground in realism, technology, and originality. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with unique and memorable characters that will have a lasting impact on audiences. Our approach to realizing effects is unlike any other studio in the business today.

Prosthetic Renaissance operates out of a state of the art facility occupied by some of the best artists in the field, from veterans to the young and talented. We welcome any artist willing to give their best.

Some of our clients include Martin Scorsese, Darren Aronofsky, Charlie Kaufman, Will Smith, Christopher Walken, Natalie Portman, Ben Stiller, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, 60 Minutes, HBO, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures Classic, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Screen Gems, Focus Features, The Weinstein Company, IFC Films, Columbia Pictures, Disney, and Paramount Pictures.

To see other projects Mike has worked on visit:  IMDB or Instagram