Gary J. Tunnicliffe Born and Raised in Staffordshire in the UK, obsessed with film as a child, sang and acted from an early age and was offered several opportunities to pursue drama school, but instead opted to 'self teach' himself the burgeoning field of special make up effects in the late 1980's
Worked as make up effects artist/supervisor for 3 years at Pinewood Studios ( @ Bob Keen's Image Animation) before moving to Los Angeles at age 24 to start a new make up fx company.
Has worked on over 100 feature films as a make up fx artist/designer including some of the most famous horror franchises including Hellraiser, Candyman, Exorcist, Scream, Halloween, Mimic, Dracula, Pulse, Prophecy, Feast, the Collector, Children of the Corn, , Wishmaster and Pumpkinhead etc as well as having acted, produced, written, directed 2nd unit and performed stunts during his career.
At age 26 wrote and directed his first feature film 'Within The Rock' (Saturn award nominee) for producer/actor Robert Patrick. (Terminator 2, Walk the Line)
Has since directed actors including James Earl Jones, Chevy Chase, Christopher Lloyd, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lynne Redgrave, Dakota Fanning, Howie Mandel, Wallace Shawn, Delta Burke and Heather Langenkamp, has worked with directors such as David Fincher, Clive Barker, Tim Burton, Renny Harlin, Joe Dante. Patrick Lussier, Wes Craven, Stephen Norrington and Scott Derrickson AND closely with actors including Robert DeNiro, John Travolta, Gerard Butler, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Plummer, Malcolm McDowell, Christian Slater, Robert Patrick, Henry Cavill, Isabella Scorrupco and William Fichtner
Wrote and directed HELLRAISER JUDGMENT (2018) a film that was praised for it's tone, visual style and imagery, cited as one of (if not) the best sequels to the original film with many in awe of what was achieved with such a meager budget with critics (and fans) wondering aloud what this director could do with some money.
Shares his time living in LA, Bucharest and the United Kingdom.