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An Interview with Tracey Jane, Special Effects Makeup Artist

by Mike Haberfelner

November 2021

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First of all, why don't you introduce yourself to those of us who don't already know you?


Hi, I'm Tracey Jane and I am a special effects makeup artist working in the horror industry. I design my own silicone prosthetic make up. I also make to-order specialist props, i.e. breakable bottles, glass, mirrors and guns and knives etc. I’ve been designing and making prosthetics and other props for about 4 years and I thoroughly enjoy this part of my work


What got you into doing special effects makeup in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?


I worked in child care, I was the sole proprietor of a children’s day nursery for 11 years before making a career change moving into hair and beauty, then into special effects makeup


I was influenced to enter into special effects makeup by the makeup of the likes of David Bowie, Adam Ant, and the new romantic era of music. I received my first Adam and the Ants makeup kit when I was 8 years old! My interest then escalated from there! It’s something I’ve always been interested in.


Do talk about some past and current films you've worked on, and your specific tasks on those?


The first film I worked on was directed by Dominic Power (Emmerdale), this was his first film as a director. In this film I worked on hair and some blood effects. I then worked on some independent films, and then lockdown was instigated, which for me was a very difficult time, but did give me a much needed break and time to concentrate on my skills as a special effects makeup artist


During lockdown I started making props i.e. breakable bottles and extremely hyper realistic body parts. I opened an online shop and posted pictures of products I was selling on social media, at which time I was contacted by Mark Willis (an independent director). He asked if I could make props for use on the film Blue Bodies.

I was approached by a my friend and special effects artist Alex Gent to help on the film“Witches of the Sands, directed by Tony Mardon [Tony Mardon interview - click here]. From this I was approached by other directors as my name became more known.


This chain of events led me to be asked to work on the film The House That Zombies Built for Silent Studios, directed by Jason Wright [Jason Wright interview - click here]. We spent 10 days on set making up various cast members as zombies, sometimes as few as 6, sometimes as many as 20. Some days we were on set at 6am and finished at 8 pm! All good fun but long hours. This did allow me to showcase my work on prosthetic brains and the like


Working on low budget films is fun but incredibly hard work, everyone has to be professional at all times and pull their weight. This is demanding work the hours are long and you have a limited budget to contend with .


Whilst working on The House That Zombies Built my work was seen by screenwriter, director and producer Dom Morgan who approached me to work on his up-and-coming film Morris Men, which is to premiere at Cineworld Leicester sq in the autumn 2022. I look forward to working Dom Morgan again on future projects


Any future projects you'd like to share?


I’m currently making body props for the film Video Shop Tales of Terror, a film directed by Singh Lall and produced by Alex Patterson–Churchyard. Alex also directed the film Mosaic which I also worked on in hair and makeup, and I also made props for this film


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What's your specific approach to creating special effects makeup, and how much freedom do you want or demand on your creations?


So far I have a lot of freedom in my work i.e. I make my own props. I also follow designs as per the director’s wishes


What are some of the favourite aspects of your job, what could you do without?


My favourite part of my job? All of it, I love the people, sets, everything.


Special makeup effects artists who inspire you?


I was inspired by as I’ve said the new romantic music era. Currently I am inspired by the work of Stuart Brey and Neil Gorton and their work in special effects. One day I would love to work with them.


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