About

Makeup Artist. Fabricator. Art Director

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MELANIE LEANDRO

With roots from Costa Rica, I was raised in Miami, and moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue a BFA in Film at Pratt Institute. After exploring various art mediums, I continued my education with a SFX degree at the Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects Program.

I refine my personal style in various mixed mediums through the exploration of the natural world, societies and cultures. The idea of ritual and worship drives much of my aesthetic as well as allows me to feel more connected with my roots. 

Along with freelance fabrication and makeup effects for music videos, films and commercials; I continue to paint, draw, sculpt and design. I have styled various sets allowing me to practice my skills at fabrication and design, and including commercial and feature settings.

 

 


notable projects

Summer 2017 Feature films

  • “Sorry to bother you”- Assistant Propmaster & Assistant SFX makeup

  • “Blindspotting”- Set Dresser

October 2015 - Metallica's Kirk Von Hammett interviews band Ghost B.C.

  • Turned Kirk Hammett into a ghoul for his show

November 2014 - Aj Briones "The Smiling Man, Los Angeles, CA

  • Selected for SXSW 2016

  • Winner of Best Makeup for 2015 Hollyshorts in Hollywood, CA

  • Head SFX makeup

Lead Fabrication 2014 - Stage II Design and Production, San Francisco

  • 2014 Outsidelands Vendor booths

  • Band: Testament Stone Demons for stage

  • Pixar's Monster's University Promotional product display

Fabrication 2012-13 - WildChild World, Miami

  • Fabricated helmets, costumes, props; Sculpted and molded prosthetics.

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