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.
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 as well as having acted, written, directed 2nd unit and performed stunts,
At age 26 wrote and directed his first feature film 'Within The Rock' 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 Patrick Lussier, David Fincher, Clive Barker, Tim Burton, Renny Harlin, Joe Dante, Wes Craven, Stephen Norrington and Scott Derrickson
Has worked closely with actors including Robert DeNiro, John Travolta, Gerard Butler, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Plummer, Malcolm McDowell, Christian Slater, Robert Patrick, Henry Cavill, Isabella Scorrupco, Jamie Bell and William Fichtner