Alec Gillis (I)

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Alec Gillis began his professional career in 1980 at Roger Corman's New World Pictures. While working with future luminaries such as James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, Alec also attended UCLA Film School. By 1985 he began working for Creature FX legend Stan Winston ("Aliens", "Predator", "Pumpkinhead"). There he met Tom Woodruff, Jr with whom he ... See full bio »


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Known For

Starship Troopers Special Effects
Death Becomes Her Special Effects
The 6th Day Make-Up Department
The X Files Make-Up Department


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 2022 Zombie Elves Short (Short) (creature effects supervisor) (pre-production)
 2022 The Quantum Terror (special effects)
 2021 Godzilla vs. Kong (creature designer)
 2020 Guest House (creature designer)
 2018 The Predator (creature effects designer)
 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (creature effects designer)
 2017/I It (special effects makeup)
 2016 The Monster (special effects coordinator)
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (alien cockpit set supervisor - uncredited)
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (specialty character effects - uncredited)
 2015 Unnatural (creature designer and creator)
 2015 Kids vs Monsters (special effects)
 2015 Harbinger Down (practical creature effects)
 2013 Ender's Game (alien creature effects)
 2013 Grown Ups 2 (puppeteer)
 2013 Zoochosis (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Case 01: Aliens (2013) ... (special effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2012 Harry's Law (TV Series) (supervising puppeteer - 1 episode)
- Gorilla My Dreams (2012) ... (supervising puppeteer)
 2011 Zookeeper (special effects character designer)
 2010 Skyline (creature designer)
 2008 Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion (practical creature effects)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (creature effects designer and creator) / (special effects supervisor)
 2007 Wild Hogs (animatronic effects)
 2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (puppeteer) / (special character effects creator) / (special character effects designer)
 2006 Failure to Launch (animatronic animals designer and creator: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.)
 2005 Elektra (puppeteer)
 2004 Alien vs. Predator (alien effects) / (creature effects creator) / (creature effects designer)
 2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (Video) (creature designer)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (special character effects)
 2003 Scary Movie 3 (additional body effects designer and creator: Amalgameted Dynamics, Inc.)
 2003 Tremors (TV Series) (original tremors creatures designs by - 13 episodes)
- Shriek and Destroy (2003) ... (original tremors creatures designs by)
- Water Hazard (2003) ... (original tremors creatures designs by)
- The Key (2003) ... (original tremors creatures designs by)
- The Sounds of Silence (2003) ... (original tremors creatures designs by)
- Graboid Rights (2003) ... (original tremors creatures designs by)
 2002 The Santa Clause 2 (animatronic effects designer and creator) / (puppeteer)
 2002 John Q (body effects designer)
 2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (Video) (creature effects supervisor)
 2001 Bubble Boy (special character effects)
 2001 Evolution (effects creator: alien primates) / (effects designer: alien primates)
 2000 Cast Away (animatronic effects: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.)
 2000 Bedazzled (supervising puppeteer)
 2000 Hollow Man (supervising puppeteer)
 1999 My Favorite Martian (animatronic Martian effects)
 1998 The X-Files (TV Series) (designer and creator - 1 episode)
- The Beginning (1998) ... (designer and creator: alien)
 1997 Starship Troopers (creature effects: full scale, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)
 1996 Michael (animatronic effects designer and creator) / (lead puppeteer: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.)
 1996 Tremors II: Aftershocks (Video) (creature effects designer and creator: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)
 1995 Jumanji (animatronic effects designer and creator)
 1995 Mortal Kombat (special effects: Goro)
 1994 Wolf (animatronic wolf effects creator)
 1993 Demolition Man (special body effects designer and creator)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (special body effects designer and creator)
 1992 Alien³ (alien effects - uncredited)
 1990 Tremors (creature effects designer and creator)
 1989 Leviathan (creature effects: Stan Winston Studios)
 1988 Alien Nation (aliens creator: Stan Winston Studio)
 1987 The Monster Squad (head monster maker: dracula and bat transformation, Stan Winston Studio)
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (alien design and creation - 1 episode)
- Miss Stardust (1987) ... (alien design and creation: Stan Winston Studios)
 1986 Aliens (creature effects coordinator)
 1986 Invaders from Mars (art department coordinator: creature effects crew)
 1985 Cocoon (creature effects crew: Cannom)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (supervisor: miniature mechanical effects - uncredited)
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