Local teen gets a lesson from Hollywood

A Hillsborough teen has shown she’s ready for the movie business after graduating from a summer school hosted by a top Hollywood make up artist.

A special graduation ceremony was held at Titanic Creative Management’s south Belfast studio to congratulate students on completion of the creative training company’s first Summer School in prosthetics and SFX makeup.

Graduating from the summer school, along with ten other students was Lauren Hynds from Hillsborough.

The 13-17 year old students all graduated from the week long summer school which saw EMMY nominated Hollywood Makeup Artist, Brian Kinney, and founder of Titanic Creative Management, Nuala Campbell, provide them with an intensive training course in prosthetic and SFX makeup.

Lauren Hynds said: “I want to make a career out of special effects makeup so it’s been an honour to learn from Brian Kinney at the Titanic Creative Management Summer School.”

Nuala Campbell, Managing Director, Titanic Creative Management, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and of the students this week. We have been very lucky to be able to bring an artist of Brian Kinney’s level to Belfast for this course but the young people who gained a place on our first summer school have shown a real keenness for learning, hanging on Brian’s ever word and working really hard on their projects. They have shown natural flair for working with prosthetics and I’m proud of what each and every one of them have achieved. They are the future and I’m delighted that Titanic Creative Management can equip them to explore a career in our industry.”

The summer school aimed to arm students interested in developing a career in the creative industries with a foundation in prosthetics and SFX makeup.

The course also provided career advice and an insight into an industry which is regarded as difficult to break into in Northern Ireland.