The Bench is a new series that I have the pleasure of being the Hair, Make-Up and Special Effects Designer. In total, there will be eight episodes. So far we have filmed three (see video below to show you a sneak peak), and the rest to be filmed in the next few months.
Each episode of The Bench is written by a different writer and director. The Bench is a snackable feast of eight stand alone, multi-genre short stories set on the same park bench.
It is a lot of fun to work on this web series, as I get to work with a different group of industry experts (actors and crew) to create each wonderful little story – the structure of the web series is very similar to the old Twilight Zone episodes (so loved to watch these when I was younger – and still do!). It certainly brings the whole concept of “team work” to life, with each episode bringing a different group of professionals together to create magic over a few days.
I also enjoy the fact that each episode ensures that I use a different set of skills, ranging from beauty make-up to special effects (cuts, bullets/blood), to prosthetics (facial scars) and facial/body painting.
Created by Tim Fox and Justina Ward, the project is produced by The HubStudio in Sydney.
Creators: Tim Fox and Justina Ward
Producer: The HubStudio
Hair, Make-Up + Special Effects Designer: Veronica Colvin