Shay Lawrence began his career in Australia mentored by Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist Peter Frampton. A decisive vigour and passion has been the driving force behind his craft with makeup and special makeup effects for over 20 years.
Following his first feature film Molokai: The Story of Father Damien filmed in Hawaii, Shay continued to work in Australia on the international hit TV series Farscape, and was head of the prosthetics department on the US TV series ROAR filmed at Warner Studios on the Gold Coast. In 2012 Shay made the move to Auckland New Zealand where he was key prosthetic artist on the STARZ series Spartacus, prosthetic supervisor for MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Spear of Destiny.
Shay has worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest film productions such as Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok as key makeup artist. Senior prosthetic artist on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken.
Shay continues positioning himself as a leader alongside the industry’s best makeup and FX artists. Shay brings to his co-founded company PROFX a wealth of onset experience, working with world leading directors and A list actors.
Shay has created makeup and makeup effects for talent such as Peter O’Toole, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Donnie Yen.
Shay is currently the prosthetics & makeup effects co-designer/on set supervisor for STARZ Ash vs Evil Dead.