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 behind the scenes pics of the photo shoot I worked on for the band, Panic In Eden. We did the shoot at the 6th street bridge in Downtown Los Angeles. I had a blast. The guys were great and its always wonderful to work with my friend, Photographer, Chyna! (  You can check out the band at:  or on their Facebook page:

I cant wait to see the final result! 

I tested out my new Lip Tars from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics last weekend. I am in LOVE! I bought three colors, Psycho, Vintage and Black Dahlia. Lip Tars have the longevity of a lipstick and are as easy to apply as a gloss. They go on slick and dry to a lovely satin finish. They also work great as a stain if you blot the color a bit once it is applied. A little goes a long way with the Lip Tars and I will def be buying more! 

(I am wearing Black Dahlia in the photo.)