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Melissa L. Nichols

Born in Springfield, IL. Resides in Houston, Texas. Melissa L. Nichols is an artist of many talents. She is a successful writer/producer, graphic artist, designer, classically trained actress, voice actress, martial artist and special effects artist. She is a graduate of the Carver Center Advanced Visual Arts program, class of 1986, but had began ... See full bio »
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Arlington Road
Arlington Road Makeup Department
How to Make a Monster
How to Make a Monster Special Effects
Macabre Theatre
Macabre Theatre Special Effects


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  Juice!: Zombie Alley Vol. 1 (special effects assistant) (announced)
  Project Pangea: Dinosaurs Unleashed! (creature effects assistant) (announced)
 2015 Clinger (creature effects assistant)
 2014 Cut Her Out (special effects assistant)
 2014 Dead Sea (creature effects assistant)
 2014 Bigfoot Wars (creature effects assistant) / (special effects makeup)
 2013 The Legend of Goatman (Short) (creature effects assistant)
 2012 Placeholders (TV Series) (creature effects assistant - 9 episodes)
- Rubicon (2012) ... (creature effects assistant)
- Enter the Pulaski (2012) ... (creature effects assistant)
- Remakequelimagining (2012) ... (creature effects assistant)
- Ballad of Faceless Bob (2012) ... (creature effects assistant)
- Really Abnormal Activity (2012) ... (creature effects assistant)
 2011 Javelina (creature effects)
 2011 Macabre Theatre (TV Series) (creature effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Renfield the Undead (2011) ... (creature effects assistant)
 2011 Midnight Abyss (special effects assistant)
 2011 Spoiled Rotten (Short) (zombie and gore effects)
 2010 Boggy Creek (creature effects assistant)
 2005 How to Make a Monster (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 2002 Workplace Fatalities (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 2000 Hapless Hal and the Temple of Doom (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 2000 Tag You're It: Lock Out/Tag Out (Video short) (creature effects assistant)
 1999 Minor Cuts and Scratches (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1999 Riding on Rolling Stock (Video short) (creature effects)
 1999 Silence of the Slams (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1998 Wheelbarrow Safety (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1998 Injection Injuries (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1998 Space Heaters (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1998 Stop the Bleeding (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1998 Dress Safe (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1997 So You Want to Be (TV Series) (special effects makeup - 1 episode)
- So You Want to Be a Special Effects Artist? (1997) ... (special effects makeup)
 1997 Portable Generators (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1996 From Nowheresville (Short) (special effects makeup)
 1995 Jacklight (creature effects crew - uncredited)
 1995 American's with Disabilities Act (ADA): Working Together (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1995 Lab Safety: 1 Chemical Hazards (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1995 Lab Safety: 2 Potential Hazards (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1994 Jason's Lyric (special effects makeup assistant)
 1993 The Trust (special effects makeup assistant)
 1992 Moment of Truth (Short) (creature effects assistant)
 1992 Amputation Injuries (Video short) (special effects makeup)
 1992 Behind the Mask (TV Movie) (special effects makeup)
 1990 Look Who's Toxic (special effects makeup assistant)
 1990 The Hidden Jungle (creature effects assistant) / (models)
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Show Show Cinematographer (13 credits)
Show Show Art director (10 credits)
Show Show Actress (9 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (6 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (5 credits)
Show Show Production designer (5 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
Show Show Set decorator (3 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Melissa a four time Remi winner at Worldfest-Houston: Gold Remi (How to Make A Monster- 2005 Instructional short) Gold Remi (Renfield: The Undead- 2011 Best Special Effects Makeup- Feature) Gold Remi (Renfield: The Undead- 2011 Horror Feature) Platinum Remi (The Legend of Goatman- 2013 SFX creatures and design). See more »

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