Speaker Bios2021-08-24T11:42:26-07:00

Clint Brock

Clint Brock is an educator who specializes in embracing natural beauty. A musician-turned-makeup artist, he is best known for his charismatic teaching style. His work has been featured in numerous beauty campaigns, newspapers, store openings, and television broadcasts, including CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, and the Stellar Awards. Brock has spoken at IMATS, IBS, The Makeup Show, Bronner Bros, Philly Beauty Expo, and Howard University. Brock is also a product developer and has not only helped create products many artists rave about and use, but he has also created educational materials that are being used across the globe. He hopes to create, inspire, and educate new artistry with each class he teaches.

Mimi Choi

Mimi is a Vancouver-based professional makeup artist renowned for her unique artistic style. Since graduating from Blanche Macdonald Centre in 2014, her pioneering illusionary work has garnered international attention and a large following on social media (@mimles). Mimi was born in Macau – a former Portuguese colony on the southeast coast of China known for its distinct European and Chinese influences. She immigrated to Canada with her parents in the mid 90’s where she now practices and teaches her craft.

Like her birthplace, Mimi’s inspiration stems from various sources. This includes patterns and textures from her surroundings, photoshopped digital art, and surreal paintings from artists such as Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher. In addition, Mimi suffers from sleep paralysis – a condition in which her mind is conscious, but her body becomes temporarily unresponsive while waking. During these bouts, she experiences vivid and often frightening visions which have inspired many of her more morbid and distorted face looks. She avoids viewing the works of other makeup artists however, as she believes that doing so will stunt her creativity. Instead, Mimi prefers to use her past works as a benchmark of her progress and maturity as an artist.

Coupled with her background and previous career as an educator, Mimi now instructs at Blanche Macdonald and leads various masterclasses and workshops around the globe where she demonstrates her iconic looks. She also freelances as the artistic director for various campaigns and her CV includes collaborations with brands such as NYX Professional Makeup, MAC, Kryolan, Mehron, UNICEF, Warner Brothers and Samsung to name a few. Since making a name for herself in the makeup community, Mimi’s work has exploded into the pop culture scene as she has been featured on various international television shows, magazines, music videos, and most notably at the 2019 Met Gala where she created the event’s most talked about look on actor/model Ezra Miller.

Love Larson

Love Larson is a Swedish make-up designer and prosthetic make-up artist.  He is best known for his works in Skyfall (2012), The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013), and A Man Called Ove (2015). He received his first Oscar nomination Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 88th Academy Awards

Love has also contributed to such projects as Let Me InThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Skyfall

He and his wife Eva von Bahr run The Makeup Designers Stockholm AB, which specializes in projects requiring make-up, hair and prosthetic d

Eva von Bahr

Eva von Bahr is a Swedish make-up designer, wigmaker and make-up artist. She is best known for her works in Arn: The Knight Templar (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and A Man Called Ove (2015).  In 2016, she was nominated for an Oscar for The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.  She has worked on more than 50 feature films, including Euphoria, Boy Machine, and The Shamer’s Daughter. She works throughout Scandinavia on make-up-driven productions and films requiring period make-up and hair design. She and her husband Love Larson run The Makeup Designers Stockholm AB, which has contributed to most Swedish film and TV produ

Donald James Mowat

Donald James Mowat is one of the film industry’s most sought-after make-up artists. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec Canada, to British parents Thomas Mowat and Flora MacDonaldhe has served as make-up designer/ makeup department head on such films as Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” “Sicario,” “Prisoners” as well as “8 Mile,” “The Fighter,” and personal make-up artist to Daniel Craig on “Spectre,” and “Skyfall.”

 Upcoming projects include Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated “Dune” that will release in 2021 where Mowat was makeup, hair and prosthetics designer/department head.

With a career that spans over 30 years, Mowat is a longtime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, IATSE Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild and BECTU UK.

Mowat has received numerous award nominations for his works. Most recently, he was recognized for his work in Blade Runner 2049 in 2018 with both BAFTA and MUAHS Guild Award nominations.

His other honors include a BAFTA nomination and MUAHS Guild Award win for Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” in 2017.  Saturn and MUAHS Artisan Award wins for “Prisoners” in 2014, and a Primetime Emmy Award win for Enchantment – Mark Twain and Me in 1992.

In December of 2018, Mowat was awarded with Canada’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his work with BAFTA-LA. In 2012, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the film industry and as a former Board Director of The Actors’ Fund of Canada 2008-2014.

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An exemplary leader, educator and mentor through his many volunteer speaking engagements with aspiring entertainment professionals at Pixar University, CMU College of Makeup Art & Design, Toronto, The London College of Fashion, IMATS, BAFTA Scotland, Glasgow City College and BAFTA BFI London and Bolton University Manchester. He continues to volunteer and mentor in the U.K. Canada and the USA.

Mowat is represented at UTA.  

Deverill Weekes

For years as a stills photographer DEVERILL WEEKES has shot news, fashion, and celebrity profiles. His photos have graced the covers and inside pages of international and national magazines. He resides in LA with his wonderful wife.

Michael Key

Michael Key

Michael Key wears many hats. In addition to his Emmy® Award-winning career as a motion picture and TV make-up artist, Key is the founder and publisher of Make-Up Artist magazine and executive producer of the International Make-Up Artist Trade Shows (IMATS).

Key has contributed extensively to film and television productions including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Santa Clause 3, The Grinch, Planet of the Apes, The Other Sister, Batman & Robin, Jingle All the Way, Eraser, The Last Action Hero, Star Trek: Generations and VI, Coneheads, Patriot Games, Touched by an Angel and Alien Nation. He has also done print and ad campaigns for Nike and Nintendo and even a music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was nominated for Emmy® Awards five times, and won twice, for his work on the Star Trek television shows.

Key helped pioneer computer make-up design for film and television. He created looks for such famous faces as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lindsay Lohan, Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Garner, Val Kilmer, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Hopper, Kate Mulgrew and Tommy Lee Jones.

In June 1996, Make-Up Artist magazine debuted as a bimonthly publication covering all aspects of make-up artistry—from beauty to special make-up effects—in film, television, print and theater. It has become the voice of the industry, representing professional make-up artists, students and make-up enthusiasts. Make-up Artist magazine is now a major publication, with international distribution and subscribers in more than 70 countries.

In 1997 Michael pioneered the first trade show for make-up artists, The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show. IMATS has been produced in four countries on three continents and is the world’s largest celebration of make-up artistry.

Despite his hectic schedule, Key also serves on the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards committee. He is an Emmy® Awards judge and a regular guest lecturer at international conferences, schools and trade shows.

Göran Lundström

Göran Lundström has been in the business for 30 years and has worked continuously as makeup supervisor & designer through his own workshop, but also as a freelancing makeup artist/ sculptor for other colleagues the world over. His credits include work on “House of Gucci”, “Coming 2 America”, “The Batman”, “The Wolfman” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. He is most known for the movie “Border” where he was Oscar nominated for his makeup design work. He has 2 MUAHS award nominations for his work on the TV-series Genius 1 & 2. He has also supervised work on “Little Britain Season 2” and “Wrath of the titans”, plus numerous other productions.

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