Shaune Harrison’s fascination with prosthetic special makeup effects began at the age of thirteen while watching An American Werewolf in London after which he knew he wanted to make monsters.
Beginning his career on Clive Barker’s Nightbreed in 1988 Shaune laid the foundation for a body of work spanning over two decades on some of the world’s highest grossing blockbusters. Today Shaune is one of the most highly respected and sought after make-up effects artists in the British film industry and continues to create creatures and prosthetic make-up effects for film and television.
A key contributor to some of movie history’s most memorable characters Shaune has worked on Harry Potter’s Lord Voldemort and Mad Eye Moody, Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull from Captain America: The First Avenger as well as numerous characters for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones , Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, Stardust, The Mummy, The Fifth Element and The DaVinci Code. Shaune supervised the practical creature effects on comedy horror Grabbers and worked on the Brad Pitt blockbuster World War Z and Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron.
As well as winning accolades for his make-up effects work Shaune is also a talented writer and to date has directed four short films: The Grave, Skeleton Crew, Uninvited and Red Light, the latter of which have earned selections and awards at various festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, the New York and Los Angeles Short Film Festivals and the Sundance Film Festival.
Shaune's full filmography you can find here (IMDb)
Please check out our MEDIA for articles and interviews about Shaune and the Academy.
Shaune will oversee every aspect of the academy and will be teaching and training the students in the same way he would on his own prosthetic films. He and his team will teach you not only skills of make up, hair and prosthetic makeup but also how to manage the budget, do the script breakdown and how to become a good self employed make up artist.
Unlike many make-up schools the Academy will give its students the tools, materials and most importantly the most up to date technical knowledge to give them an edge; a head start into entering the film industry as skilled professionals.
We believe that only in small classes we can give 100% attention and time to our students. That’s why our classes have maximum of 4-6 students per class.
Our Students work you can find in our GALLERY
Shaune Harrison Academy is located in Birkenhead - near Liverpool (only one train stop to the Liverpool city centre!).
Liverpool is an amazing city to visit! It is a place where The Beatles were born. It is a place filled with restaurants, coffee shops, pubs. There is plenty to do - visit Royal Albert Docks, see the Liverpool Cathedral - the biggest Cathedral in Great Britain! Go shopping in very modern Liverpool One shopping Centre, or just relax by the River Mersey.
We have created courses suitable for everyone. You can learn prosthetic make-up, make-up fx in different levels - from basic to advanced professional level. You will learn how to sculpt small/medium flat prosthetics, how to mould using different types of materials, how to make silicon appilances, apply and paint them. You will work with high quality materials and tools used by professionals in film industry. You don't need any previous experience to join us as All our courses are adapted to our students needs and abilities.
The main reason you should choose our academy is the wealth of Shaune’s experience and the many things he’s accomplished over the years he’s been working as a prosthetic make-up artist.