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Chattering about Monster Charity Project

Please join me as I chat with Simon Graham and Richard McEvoy-Crompton as we discuss the Monster Charity project.

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28 of the UK's top prop-making, sculpting and SPFX make-up artists have come together for a unique charity project. Each artist has been given a bespoke Frankenstein-inspired monster bust, created and supplied by SVFX University of Bolton Special & Visual Effects team, with the simple instruction: Customise him into any design you like. The Monster Charity Project organisers will auction them off via an online auction site. 100% of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish UK. All the artists and the back room project crew donate their time and skills totally free of charge.

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The show starts at 7pm London, 11am Los Angeles and 2pm in New York.

Simon, is an electrical site manager for a large building corporation, and in his spare time has been involved in event organising, prop collecting and making for almost 15 years. He leans toward the kit building and life-sized costume displays which can be seen at some of the countries top events. Last year Simon organised the Biker Scout Helmet Project working closely with Lucas Film Ltd, Reed Pop and Make-A-Wish-UK raising the fantastic total of £28,000. This year he heads the Monster Charity Project and is taking part in the build, a joint venture with David Crossley of Crossley Customs.

Richard is a senior lecturer and Programme Leader of the Special Effects for Film and TV degree at the University of Bolton. He specialises in character work, in both the prosthetic make-up effects and model-making fields. During his tenure at the University his graduates have gone on to work on some of the film and TV industry’s largest show like, StarWars, The Avengers, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and many more. Richard is active as a practitioner, working in the industry when time permits, and has most recently completed work as a Co-Creator and producer for a TV pilot called DARK FABLES, a show about monsters getting punched in the face mostly.

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