Speaker Bios

Barrie Gower

Barrie Gower

Barrie Gower graduated from the London College of Fashion, where he studied specialist make-up. His first job was at the BBC Visual Effects department, followed by his first major film, Saving Private Ryan. He has worked for industry leaders such as Weta Workshop and Rick Baker. He contributed to the prosthetics for Oscar-winning films The Wolfman and The Iron Lady. Gower is special make-up effects department head for HBO’s Game of Thrones, which earned him an Emmy.
Mike Hill

Mike Hill

Mike Hill is an award-winning sculptor from the north of England. His credits include The Wolfman, Men in Black 3 and American Horror Story. Hill’s skill in capturing a likeness began at the age of 4, digging clay from the riverbank. He is known primarily for his highly realistic silicone sculptures and portraits. His work is sought by collectors such as Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson and Greg Nicotero.
Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Paul Davis is an award winning filmmaker and writer whose first film was the 2009 feature documentary Beware the Moon, on the making of An American Werewolf In London. This coming August he strays off the road and back onto the moors once again with his first book, Beware The Moon – The Story of An American Werewolf in London. This 200 page, hardback book is, in the words of director John Landis, “the most complete and accurate account of the making of American Werewolf”.
Roque Cozzette

Roque Cozzette

Roque Cozzette is an innovator and educator who thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart. He’s a seasoned beauty-industry pro with a multifaceted career spanning three decades, experienced in photography, television, print, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. He has co-created with celebrities including Christina Milian and Melody Gardot, and his brand, Cozzette, offers cruelty free cosmetics, make-up brushes and beauty photography.
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