Dream Doctor Who Prosthetics Placement for Cookstown Student

Student makeup artist will train with BAFTA Award-winning expert Neill Gorton after submitting work to Titanic Creative Management SFX competition

One lucky makeup artist has been given the chance of a lifetime to train with multiple award-winning Doctor Who makeup artist Neill Gorton courtesy of Movie House Cinemas at the Titanic Creative Management studios in Belfast.

Tony Campbell, from Cookstown, won the competition by submitting a photo of his best special effects work in an online competition that reached over 700,000 people worldwide.

BAFTA Award-winning makeup artist Neill Gorton is known for his work not only on Doctor Who, but also on Children of Men, Saving Private Ryan and many other major film and television productions.

The prize of the course place twas kindly sponsored by Movie House Cinemas, who have also partnered with Titanic Creative Management to deliver other outreach projects in the future.

'Winning this competition is a fantastically unique chance to further my learning with the very best in the industry and pursue my dreams of working in film & television,' said Tony. 'Without Titanic Creative Management and Movie House Cinemas’ wonderful opportunity, something like this would never have been possible.'

Michael McAdam, Managing Director of Movie House Cinemas, said: 'I’ve always had a keen interest in movies and the makeup and special effects are a huge part of a great movie.

'I feel it’s important to support the local growing film industry in Northern Ireland and to develop the skills of future generations. Training with Neill Gorton is a real chance of a lifetime and a chance for people who aspire to a career in the Film and TV industry to learn from one of the best.'

Based in Belfast's Ormeau Road, Titanic Creative Management are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to those wanting to break into the industry in Northern Ireland.

'We are thrilled to have such a talented makeup artist come and work with us,' said Managing Director Nuala Campbell. 'We are dedicated to bringing the very best artists from all over the world to further develop and up-skill the local creative industries' workforce. The need for experienced makeup artists is growing, especially with the expansion of the film and television industry here, and it is wonderful to be able to offer opportunities such as these.'

Advanced Prosthetics Module 3 will be held from June 22 - 26 and Expert Bald Cap Creation and Application from June 27 - 28 at the Titanic Creative Management studios. Places can be booked online at www.titaniccreativemanagement.co.uk.