Here are some behind the scenes pictures from a short film that I recently did the makeup/makeup design for. It will be premiering at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 27,2014.

It’s called: The Moving Picture Co. 1914
Here is the link for the trailer:

100 years ago in a long forgotten movie studio…

A silent film by three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning filmmaker Mark Kirkland. Featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic, Haskell Wexler, ASC, and more.

Written & Directed by Mark Kirkland,
Produced by Leticia Kirkland and Mark Kirkland
Associate Producers: Jessica Arcelles and Roberto E. Lepe
Production Coordinator/ Casting Consultant: Norma E. Celentano
Director of Photography: Roberto E. Lepe
Special Action Cinematography by Haskell Wexler, ASC
Additional Cinematography by Clyde Smith and Helder K. Sun
Special Photography by Douglas Kirkland
Music by Greg Kellogg
Make Up by Nikki Isordia
Costumes by Ashley B. Cooper
Titles by Ryan Anthony Martin
Post Production Services: Fotokem

Jeffery von Meyer
Jennifer Starr
Adam Celentano
Brendan McIvor Fleming
Jody Fasanella
Richard Gasparian
Eric Vesbit
Ian McCrudden
Collin Fowler
Nick Celentano
Matt Senreich
Ryan Anthony Martin
David Pierce

Special Appearances by
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Haskell Wexler, ASC
Douglas Kirkland

Running time: 22 minutes

Copyright 2014 Mark Kirkland

Earlier this week I had the chance to work with the lovely actress, Jennifer Starr. Jen and I first met on set of a short film she starred in and I was the key makeup artist. Here are a few sneak peek, non-retouched shots from the shoot we did. Jen is one talented lady. I love working with her and look forward to working with her in the future. 

I love beauty makeup and making someone look amazing and glamorous, But Special FX makeup is such a love of mine! Over the weekend I had the pleasure of doing makeup for the 2nd year at a Zombie party and bar crawl here in Los Angeles. This year I also decided to dress up and partake in the undead fun! Here are some shots of some of the zombies from the party, including me!


Here are some lovely shots from a recent wedding that I did the hair and makeup for. It was such a pleasure to glam up the beautiful Bride Rachel. I did Rachel’s hair and makeup for her big day, as well as her bridesmaid’s makeup and hair for her two ADORABLE nieces who were her flower girls. I had the best time! The venue was amazing, Paradise Springs in Yosemite, California. Thanks so much Rachel for letting me be a part of your big day! And a special thanks to Jen Castle the amazing wedding photographer. (She took all the following pics.)  You can check out more of Jen’s amazing work at:  and on her blog: