A test makeup we did last year #prosthetics #stabwounds #sfxmakeup #sfx #silicone #platgel10 #skinillustrator #flatmoulds #film #horror #gore #mufx #morgue #mouldmaking #sculpture

Paddy Curran being terrifying in #thecanal, out in october #sfxmakeup #spfx #sfx #horror #gore #blood #specialeffects #specialeffectsmakeup

Getting started on our new make up room, painting nearly finished.
#makeupstudio #sfxmakeup #sfx #spfx #studio #workshop

Tidying up the workshop…finally getting somewhere! #sfx #mouldmaking #specialeffects

The Canal, directed by Ivan Kavanagh, will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival April 18th.

I’m really excited for this to come out - we looked after all of the prosthetics, special effects makeup and digital effects - there are some pretty extreme moments in there, so looking forward to getting some reactions! It’s already been described as “legitimate nightmare fuel” by www.complex.com

Here’s a synopsis from tribecafilm.com. Check out and share the trailer above

Sitting in an empty theater, a film archivist watches the grainy footage that will be his undoing. David and his wife are perfectly happy—or so he believes. When he finds out the home he shares with his wife and son was the scene of a ghastly turn-of-the-century murder, David dismisses it as ancient history. That is, until the sinister history ripples into the present and casts a shadow over life as he knows it. And when a looming secret shatters his marriage, David can’t help but suspect the dark spirits of the house are somehow involved. In his drive to unveil the shadows hidden in the walls, David begins to descend into insanity, threatening the lives of everyone around him.

Through ghastly imagery and a chilling score, Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal is an Irish ghost story that will leave you with a fear of the dark and a dripping chill down your spine long after the film’s conclusion.

We worked on this film in Galway last year. We provided prosthetics, blood effects and came up with some fun practical effects.

Let Us Prey will have its world premiere on April 17th at BIFFF.

Check out the relentless trailer above!

The Last Days on Mars is in Irish cinemas this weekend.

Bowsie did all the stuff on monitors, made lots of rock samples with fossilized bacteria, live bacteria under the microscope and over 100 interface animations.

Lifecasting Workshop Feb 8th

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Our first lifecasting workshop went really well at the weekend.  We had a lovely bunch of people who came out for it.   We went through full head casting, facecasting with alginate and on facial hair with skin safe silicone.  Follow on facebook and twitter for news on upcoming workshops

Big thanks to Lee who took part in the workshop took these photos, check out his work on his website

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New website launch

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Bowsie Workshop is pleased to announce the launch of our new website – www.bowsieworkshop.com - Find all the latest news and information about Bowsie Workshop, and browse the galleries for samples of our work. The site also includes a link to our blog for all the latest news, events & workshops.

lifecasting workshop

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There are still a few places available on the lifecasting workshop
Date: Saturday February 8th
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: €120 includes all materials (10% student discount)
email info@bowsieworkshop.com or call 01-5348242 to book places


This year we’ll be running workshops in the studio, the first is lifecasting, check out the link and pass it on to anyone that might be interested, cheers! - visualartists.ie

Lifecasting Workshop

We’re starting a series of workshops and classes this year.  All taught by industry professionals, and taking place in our workshop in the liberties, Dublin. 

First up is lifecasting, suitable for beginners.  Details below!


Date: 8th February 2014
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Bowsie Workshop, 7-8 Meath Place, Dublin 8 (map http://goo.gl/maps/bkw7O)
Price: €120, includes all materials
Booking essential
Phone: 01-5348242
- runthrough and explanation of the process, various materials used, best practice and safety considerations
- demo of a facecast by instructors on model
- students will be paired up to do a full facecast on each other with supervision so each  participant will get the chance to do a facecast and sit for one
- pouring plaster positive
- cleaning up plaster positive

Bits n pieces sculpture in progress

We made this shotgun wound prosthetic for Ripper Street, unfortunatley it didn’t make it into the final edit