Work experience, Monsters and help with Restoration projects.
Slaughter House Rulez
and Work Experience
Back in 2017, James Sutton got the opportunity to do work experience at Millennium FX's workshop in Aylesbury, this was after Neill Gorton had seen his previous work at Rubbertoe Replicas.
Whilst there James worked with the talented team of makers, learning various new skills, which included Prosthetics, mould and casting, fibre glassing, animatronics and more.
During the time he was there the company were doing multiple projects for Film, TV, Adverts and Events.
James got the chance to assist on some of these, primarily working on the construction of animatronic creatures for the 2018 film "Slaughter House Rulez" which starred Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen, Asa Butterfield, Kit Connor and more.
James helped on designing mainly some of the internals of the monsters and methods of making life easier for the operators when performing as the creature.
He also got the chance to take a deep dive through MFX's storage and examine all the original costumes and items they'd made previously.
Over the years Neill Gorton and other members of the team from Millennium FX have been very gracious with their time and a great help on various projects.
More recently they gave us advice and helped fill in some of the blanks surrounding the history of certain original screen used pieces we've been restoring for collectors and exhibitions.
One such piece is an original Gas Mask created by Millennium FX for the two parter written by Steven Moffat, "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances".
The Mask overall isn't in an awful state but does require some light stabilisation work and some sympathetic repairs to preserve it for years to come and to make it ready again for display.
Thanks to help from the team, we've been able to make sure these procedures are carried out properly without causing further damage to the pieces.