Since graduating from JCI Institute in 2013, Bree has worked non-stop in what she loves – FX Makeup, which has led her and her team in the Series of Unfortunate Events to win a Leo Award and the Hairstylist Guild Award for Best Make-up in Dramatic Series. Today we have had the pleasure to interview her and ask about her experience in the industry, as well as her most recent project with Lindala Schminken FX & Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’.
Since completing your program, what have you been working on?
I started out doing straight makeup calls, working on gaining as much experience as possible on set for my IATSE days. I knew I really wanted to focus on FX makeup and started work on Wayward Pines, Legion, Supergirl, Prison Break (doing Wentworth Millers tattoos), two seasons of A Series of Unfortunate Events (transforming Neil Patrick Harris into Count Olaf and his many disguises) and most recently just wrapped 7 months of FX makeup, shooting the epic new AppleTV+ streaming network show ‘SEE’. When not on a show call I love to travel, enjoy time off, and pop out on day calls for any of the many film & TV shows being filmed in Vancouver.
Prison Break was my first FX makeup show call so that one will always be a fond memory. Neil was a pleasure to work with everyday on ASOUE, and the whole cast & crew were amazing, as were the sets, makeup, hair and costumes so going to work everyday was fun! SEE was an incredible experience – I was able to do some new and interesting makeup applications, we shot the show primarily outside in some amazing locations, and I feel like I learned a lot, which I love! I’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of fantastic cast and crew, on great projects, which makes going to work every day easy.