This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the cast and team from LA Motion Pix’s latest film, “Bouquet of Consequence.” we will try to bring you behind the scenes interviews, updates, photos and videos as we lead up to the release. If you would like to ask any questions to any member or cast, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
1. I noticed you have a background in Fine Art. Can you tell us how that works into your current profession?
I use my knowledge of Fine Arts every day in my work as a makeup artist, from color theory, line and texture, to use of tools (brushes). I definitely feel that makeup is a form of art, the medium simply being skin and cosmetics instead of paint or pencil on paper. Many of the same principles apply, and in that regard it has helped me become a better technical makeup artist. My clients often tell me while I am working on them, that they feel like I am painting on them, creating a work of art.
2. How do you feel your training has prepared you for “Bouquet of Consequence?”
I think my formal training, as well as my own independent study, has given me versatility as a makeup artist, and that has helped me adapt and handle different situations well, including film.
3. What sort of projects excite you?
I love a challenging project that allows me to stretch my creative legs, and do something different than what I do on a normal basis. Sometimes that means a very dramatic, high fashion style makeup, or a fantasy look involving more design elements and prior planning. Special effects are also an exciting area for me to learn at this point, and that is one area that I wish to expand my knowledge.
4. Judging from your website, heathyrrekautzcouture.com, you are no newbie to horror. How did you get started in this genre?
My love for horror, fantasy, and sci-fi movies inspired the work I have done in that area. Though I have yet to learn special effects that utilize prosthetics/appliances, i still enjoy the challenge of creating a creature makeup just with normal beauty makeup products. I started creating looks for vampires, Medusa, and other mythical creatures I made up that were inspired by fantasy art work about 10 years ago, mainly for Halloween.
5. You’ve worked with Meggie Maddock (playing the part of Rachel Thomas) previously. Is this an advantage or disadvantage?
I have worked with Meggie Maddock, who portrays Rachel in “Bouquet of Consequence”, for about 10 years now. I have always loved working with her; she has a true talent and is very professional–and happens to have a warm and wonderful personality to boot! I think it is only advantageous to work with her again, as I have done her makeup so many times before, which helps makes the process more efficient as I know what products work best for her. Also, I am thrilled to be a part of this project, and the crew, which I owe to Meggie for introducing me to the talents at LAMotionpix.
6. Looking at the characters scripted, what are the inherent challenges you will face?
I think the biggest challenge with the particular characters in “Bouquet of Consequence” will be in making up the grandmother of Daniel to create just the right amount of repugnance. This must also be done gradually, and not over-done. I think prior planning will be key, and working with the intended lighting to achieve the best impact.