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DAVID MENDEZ – Certified Makeup Artist
CELL: 407-579-7505





Makeup Designory, Master course certification, Burbank, CA
Film and video studies (documentary filmmaking and FCP editing) at Film arts foundation, San Francisco, CA
Valencia College, Major – Film production, Orlando, FL
US Army – Combat EMT training


Makeup design for all cameras, media types and events.
Beauty makeup skills include: natural look (film look), airbrushing, glamour, high fashion, avant garde, Geisha, tribal, clown and period makeup.
Special FX Makeup skills include: Minor cuts and bruises to combat trauma, all types of blood work, sweat, dirt, scarring, death makeup, prosthetics, old age, bald caps and hair laying for beard and mustache work, sculpt and mold transfer prosthetics.
Basic hairstyling for males and females.
Continuity – I keep a complete digital record of continuity for the actors and their makeup with photos and continuity sheets to correspond with the scenes in the script.


Fluent in German language.


I am seeking a Production Company that is creative, thinks outside the box, appreciates loyalty, and has room for advancement. In my many experiences, I come to the table with a complete understanding of filmmaking and a history of business management in hospitality. I have a professional work ethic, leadership experience, trouble shooting abilities and the determination gleaned from years In the service that would make me an invaluable asset to any team.


THE BIG RAINCHECK   Special Makeup effects artist   Dir. Walter Reuben

THE COOKIE MOBSTER   Makeup artist  Dir. Kevin Connor

LETTER NEVER SENT   Makeup artist   Dir. W.D. Hogan

HOW NOT TO PROPOSE   Makeup artist   Dir. Bradford May

MIDNIGHT SEX RUN   Makeup artist   Dir(s). Ted Beck, Jordan Kessler

HIDE AND GO SEEK  Makeup department head and special makeup effects artist   Dir. Wayne Schotten

BULLET   Key makeup artist and special makeup effects artist   Dir. Nick Lyon

THE PROTOTYPE   Key makeup artist   Dir. Marcelo Grion

VISITING PIGEONS   Makeup artist   Dir. Daniela Amavia

GUARDIAN ANGEL   Makeup artist   Dir. Vahik Pirhamzei

DARK SPACE   Makeup department head and special makeup effects artist   Dir. Emmett Callinan

GONE MISSING   Makeup artist   Dir. Tara Miele

IT’S DARK HERE   Key makeup artist   Dir. Adam Coplan


CROOKED ARROWS   Makeup production assistant   Dir. Steve Rash

DEADLINE   Makeup and special makeup effects artist   Dir. Chris Tasara

CONCEPTION   Makeup artist   Dir. Josh Stolberg

MOMENTUM   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. James Brandenburg

REMOVAL   Makeup artist   Dir. Nick Simon

TRAPPED: HAITIAN NIGHTS   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Jean-Claude La Marre

MORE WOMEN ON MEN   Key makeup artist   Dir. Scott DuPont

THE SINNERS   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Anthony Rolfes

WHO STOLE THE ELECTRIC CAR?   Special makeup effects artist   Dir(s). James and Robert Dastoli


GERMANYS NEXT TOP MODEL Season 10 Episode 11 Special makeup effects artist PRO7

WINTER DRAGON   Pilot   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. James Seda FXX

SPORTS SCIENCE NEWTON AWARDS   Sports awards show   Key makeup artist and special makeup effects artist   Host John Brenkus, ESPN

ONLINE DATING RITUALS   Documentary   Makeup artist   EP Mandy Salangsang, BRAVO

HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT   Feature   Makeup artist   Dir. Jim Fall, HALLMARK

HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY   Competition show   Special makeup effects artist   Host Monica Pedersen, HGTV

BORDERLINE MURDER   Feature   Makeup artist   Dir. Andrew C. Erin, LIFETIME

WE ALL FLOAT ON   Pilot   Makeup artist   Dir. Nic Novicki, CRACKLE


THE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR   Key makeup artist (3 episodes)   Dir. Jerry J. White III, KOLDCAST
N.Y.P.D.M.   Makeup department head and special makeup effects artist   Dir. Hal Jordan


CARRY ME HOME  Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Anh Nguyen

CATHARSIS  Makeup artist   Dir.(s) Beatrice, Brad Schrieber

WINTER LIGHT   Makeup artist   Dir. Julian Higgins

THIS IS SINTERKLAAS   Key makeup Artist, Special makeup effects artist  Tanner Beard

7 DAYS   Makeup artist   Dir. Fransisco Cortez

FIRST WORD   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Thomas R. Martin

DIAMOND IN THE DESERT   Makeup department head and special makeup effects artist   Dir(s). D. Bygrave, David Steen

THE OTHER SIDE   Makeup artist   Dir. John Humber

ZERO   Special effects makeup   Dir. Josh Lindquist

THE STORM   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Andre LeBlanc

NOTHING REAL   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Reed Simonsen

JEREMY   Makeup artist   Dir. Brian Faye

KILL THE HABIT   Key makeup artist and special makeup effects artist   Dir. Laura Neri

SHADOW MAN   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Nadine Truong

ACHOLILAND   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Dean Israelite

HARVEY, MONSTER RACIST   Special makeup effects artist   Dir. Eric Hensman


FATHER AND SON   Key special makeup effects artist   Dir(s). Scott and jake Friedman Agency Wildfire Product Untitled zombie video game


RUNWAY   CCGI Couture fashion show, Montego Bay, Jamaica   Producer Michael Maddox

RUNWAY   SUPERMODEL magazine launch party Los Angeles   Producer Michael Maddox


Danny Trejo, Elliot Gould, Jonathan Banks, Billy Zane, Danny Aeillo, John Savage, Billy Burke, Michael Bofshever, Raymond J. Barry, Noel Gugliemi, Julia Dietze, Pancho Demmings, Gary Hudson, Haylie Duff, Oz Perkins, Torsten Voges, Tristan Rogers, David Steen, Victoria De Mare, Q’orianka Kilcher, Vernon Wells, Cheyenne Jackson, Collette Wolfe, Bubba lewis, William Mapother, Illeana Douglas, Assaf Cohen, Lauren Bowles, Daphine Zuniga, Robert Miano, Mark Kelly, Wanda De Jesus, Vivica A. Fox and Douglas Tait


Volunteer 2008 Sundance film festival, Press office/publicity and German interpreter
Volunteer 2005 AFI film festival Los Angeles, VIP services
Volunteer 2002-03 Florida film festival, Filmmaker/Talent assistant and driver
Volunteer 2001-05 Sundance film festival, Filmmaker Department (Talent, Filmmaker, Jury assistant) and German interpreter
Member – Filmmaker Film arts foundation, San Francisco, CA
Member – Veterans in Film and Television at American legion post 43 Hollywood
Member -  SAG/AFTRA Since 2009


Qualified Free fall skydiver, Licensed HAM radio Operator (KK6PML) and Former Nightclub/Bar manager, lead bartender


I have the life experience, makeup skills, vision and the troubleshooting abilities necessary to fulfill any project needs. I am able to expedite and keep my work cost effective enough to appease any Producer. I can operate under extreme conditions remaining flexible while communicating with and keeping to a schedule set by the AD department. I provide the ability to keep the Actor(s) happy, comfortable and focused.

Hardcopy of resume, references and military documentation provided upon request and during interview. (If in the case of a virtual interview, the documents will be emailed during interview)

Thank you for reading through.


David Mendez

























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