Todd Tucker (director)

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Todd Tucker, founder and president of Illusion Industries

Todd Tucker is an American film director, producer and makeup artist. His first major film was as a key artist on Hook. [1]


In 2010, Todd founded Illusion Industries, a special make-up effects studio. [2] The studio has locations in Louisiana and Russia. [3]

He has directed the film Monster Mutt (2011) and has co-produced films such as Night of the Demons (2009) and Trailer Park of Terror (2008). He has also worked in the make-up department of films such as The Smurfs (2011), Watchmen (2009), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [3] Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), as well as for the television series Friends , Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana .

In 2009, he was nominated the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Make-Up/Creature FX for the film Trailer Park of Terror .


Todd Tucker landed his first major make-up effects artist job on Steven Spielberg's Hook . [1] He went on to work on films such as The Mask , The Passion of the Christ , [4] Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl , [4] and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button . [4] His television career includes Charmed , Friends , Wizards of Waverly Place , and That's So Raven . [5] He acted as the lead puppeteer on Van Helsing and Jingle All the Way [6]

After founding Illusion Industries, Todd went on to work on films such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation , The Smurfs 2 , [7] and crime drama The Iceman . [8] Illusion Industries works in everything from prosthetic makeup to animatronics, puppets and specialty costumes.

Todd became a Directors Guild of America director and started directing on second units. [4] He mostly directed effects shots, knowing best how to shoot the effects he himself had helped create. He came up with the film Monster Mutt , his first foray into lead directing. His next major project was The Terror of Hallow's Eve , which premiered at FrightFest in London on August 28, 2017. [9]




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