Matthew Mungle

W.M. Creations

Matthew Mungle is a Special Make-up Effects Master who has created so many memorable images that it is hard to pick out just a few. He has done the makeup fx for CSI, Navy NCIS and X-Files, created the old age make-up for James Woods in "Ghosts of Mississippi,"and Matthew designed and sculpted the evil Chidin make-up Jamie applied for Ron Howard's "The Missing." Matthew also famously applied Johnny Depp's make-up with Ve Neill for Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands."

Matthew Mungle applied and painted the Greg Cannom prosthetics that transformed actor Gary Oldman into the many different vampiric incarnations for Francis Ford Coppola's "Dracula," for which he won a very much deserved Oscar!

Jamie considers Matthew Mungle his mentor. When Jamie first moved to Los Angeles, Matthew was the one who gave Jamie a start in the Hollywood makeup labs and a chance to grow as an artist. Matthew and John Jackson, partners at W.M. Creations, have been like uncles to Jamie. Matthew guided and taught the finer aspects of mold making, design, application of prosthetics and painting with make-up, as well as the all important mantra of how to improvise on short notice when a director changes his mind and throws something at you that you aren't quite prepared for... you make it work!

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Matthew, Jamie and the original cast of Star Trek look-alikes for an overseas KFC commercial.

Hollywood, California, 1995.