Jake Jackson is a professionally trained special effects makeup artist learning the bulk of his skills from Dick Smith’s advanced makeup course. He has had a lifelong love of motion pictures and special effects and has worked on and off as an independent filmmaker, producer and special effects makeup artist for over 20 years. His most recent special effects work includes the multiple award winning feature film “Hell Town”, directed by Steve Balderson and Elizabeth Spear and Austin Snell’s feature length western “Dust, Blood and Fire”. He just recently wrapped production on the film “Exposure”, where he acted as the films co-writer, co-producer and special effects makeup artist.
His theatre work includes special makeup for: Shrek the Musical (Helen Hocker Theatre), Young Frankenstein the Musical (Topeka Civic Theatre), The Tempest (Topeka Civic Theatre), Night of the Living Dead (Helen Hocker Theatre) and most recently The Toxic Avenger the Musical (Helen Hocker Theatre).
Jake owns and operates Monster Maker By Night FX in Topeka, KS. He is married with five kids and holds dual bachelor degrees in Management and Marketing and a Masters degree in Education. To see more of his work check him out at his website and other social media outlets.