Alexis Rudd
BSC (Hons) Special Effects

thebluehyena@yahoo.co.uk http://www.thebluehyena.com

 Home (UK) - 01375 643034
Mobile (UK) - 07939 526750

Related Work

January 2005

Co-created “Wepawet” - a commission of an Egyptian God loosely based on the Stargate series.  Wepawet has, to date, won two awards sanctioned by the Costumers Guild of America.

November 2004

Created the “Aslan” costume for a London production of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

August 2004

Official Documentary Crew for The Fellowship Festival 2004.  Director and co-producer.

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July 2004

Art Director for Walter Koenig's short film 'What If'.  Shot in L.A.

May 2004

Completed a personal documentary with a small team entitled 'Wicked Weekends.'

April 2004

Along with an associate set up Kangena http://www.kangena.co.uk – an online mask resource site.  We sell to customers in the UK and abroad.

January 2004

Flew to L.A. to work on the children's TV pilot “Monster Smash.”  I was responsible for all leather work, also weapons props, creature repair and stunt work.  I also played three different roles.

December 2003

Made the promotional trailer “Maelstrom” for Profound Decisions http://www.profounddecisions.co.uk  Wrote, directed and edited this small production.  I also illustrated their rules book and the front cover for the accompanying material.

September 2003

Enrolled on a free media production course to have more of an insight on producing, directing, scriptwriting and editing.  Wrote and directed some shorts as part of this experience.

August 2003

Worked for Aden Hynes as part of a three man team creating 2 giant interactive mobile phone touch games for a Japanese nightclub.

July 2003
Exhibited at New Designers – the prestigious exhibition in London showcasing work from top graduate students at 200 universities.

May 2003
Worked for the effects department of Terry Gilliam’s film ‘The Brothers Grimm’ as a part of the Artem team.

October 2002
Designed the campaign logo and t-shirt design for http://www.bringbackknightmare.co.uk
Official band artwork and merchandise for the band “My Pet Monkey”
Graphic designer for http://www.snapshotkeeper.com

November 2001 - September 2002
Working in Canada. Set up my personal website http://www.thebluehyena.com to showcase my own work.  Opened up to overseas commissions, mainly from individual American collectors and companies.

August 2001
Designed and made a run of 60 original masks for the U.K. based company Omega LRP. http://www.omegalrp.co.uk

May 2001
Logo design for http://www.the-pack.com

March 2001
Produced three masks with articulated jaws and several prosthetics for a theatrical event with a cast of over 40.
Created a satyr suit for a Canadian company.

January/February 2001
Created a rat mascot suit for a private company.

March 2000 - Present
Designed art for people on the internet, from picture commissions to logos and buttons for their web pages or poses for graphical based chat rooms.

October 1999 - February 2000
Costume shop in Newport (Gwent) sells a full range of my creature masks to the general public.

June 1999
Created tattoo flash sheets.   Employed part time by a tattoo company in Nottingham to create instant art for their customers.

1997 - Present
Designed various logos for companies, including the "Lorien Trust" based in Derbyshire, and a plumbing firm in Stanford-le-Hope. Also designed multiple T-shirts for companies.

1996
Created a full werewolf mascot costume with the proper looking "digitigrade" canine legs. The actor requested it to be made in a way so that he could wear it daily - so no designs incorporating him being on tip-toe etc.

1995
Illustrated a series of children’s stories.  Artwork featured in local newspapers. 

Education

September, 2000 – July 2003
South Bank University
London, England
BSC (Hons) Special Effects

September 1998 - June, 2000
University of Wales College Newport
Caerleon, Newport, Gwent, Wales
Certificate of Higher Education - Interactive Arts

September, 1995 - June, 1997
Palmers College
Grays, Essex, England
3 A Level Passes, B to C Grades

Also 13 GCSE's – Grades A* to C

TV Appearances & Media Work

January – March 2004

Played three creature roles in the pilot of the U.S. children's show “Monster Smash”  The role incorporated acting in latex suits and masks whilst engaged in combat.

2002
Featured on Trouble TV (UK Raw).  I was asked to showcase my mask/prosthetic work for discussion in lieu of the movie Lord of the Rings making fantasy masks popular again.

2001
Assisted Radio Director Richard Shannon on various projects and dramas.  Foley artist and assistant to director.

2000
Created and performed as a goblin in an episode of Cyber Café.

1999
Performed in a self made articulated rat mask for an episode of UK Raw.

1998

Presented and co-directed the documentary “Dealing with Drugs.”  The documentary was used by local county councils to illustrate the dangers of substance abuse to teenagers.  It was also aired at least once on the television.