I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again because it is so true. Sweat, blood and tears has been put into the making of this film, some staged and some of my own.. Watch a bit of the staged part here.
Catch this in local cinemas on September 9, 2015!
Itching to post behind the scene images and my experiences but that would mean spoilers so enjoy the trailer for now, more from me soon!!
A historical epic film set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine History’s most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.
Coming in 2015.
The movie title, The Iron Lady, describes the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, played by Meryll Streep.
Nominated for an Achievement in Makeup Oscar on January 24 were J. Roy Helland, an Emmy award winning makeup artist/hairstylist for Angels in America and prosthetic designer Mark Coulier, who won Emmy Awards for Arabian Nights and the 1998 Merlin.
It required an old age makeup to 86 years. To do so as perfectly as Mark’s team did, they used PlatSil gel 10 silicone prosthetic pieces made with Smith’s theatrical deadener at 170% softener.
The neck appliance had to be soft enough to get a good stretch but compressed without buckling, which is all about putting the edges in the right place and painting into the skin in the right way, getting the right softness of silicone.
The pieces were sculpted by Barrie Gower who helped apply the makeup everyday filming, run by Leon Smickle and pre-painted by Zoe Marsden with oil colors and silicone.
The makeup also included a gelatin nose piece, which was also used in the younger Thatcher scenes, since gelatin is slightly firmer and would be more appropriate for that part of the brow. Silicone moves and wrinkles.
The forehead was free of prosthetic and stipple but instead did a lot of painting in Skin Illustrator. Bondo appliances were used to age underneath the eyes, wig roots are dyed slightly grayer, and old age stipple was used on the hands.
The process took 2 hours and 20 minute applied 46 times: the old age makeup 23 times, young 23 times.