At a young age Mike Marino became a student and protege of legendary make-up artist Dick Smith. Through Dick’s Advanced Professional Makeup Course, Mike built the foundation and inspiration needed to excel in the field of Special Makeup Effects. Now, with over 20 years of experience in the film industry, Mike has worked with leading artists in the field, including Rob Bottin, Rick Baker and many others. As owner and designer of Prosthetic Renaissance, Mike has been able to realize his goal of leading a first rate team, elevating the art of special makeup effects.
Prosthetic Renaissance is an artistic powerhouse of design and practical makeup effects with clients in all forms of media. With every project, they dedicate themselves to elevating their craft to the highest possible level and aim to break new ground in realism, technology, and originality. They pride themselves in providing their clients with unique and memorable characters that have a lasting impact on audiences.
Prosthetic Renaissance operates out of a state-of-the-art facility occupied by some of the best artists in the field, from veterans to the young and talented.
Some of their clients include Martin Scorsese, Darren Aronofsky, Charlie Kaufman, Will Smith, Christopher Walken, Natalie Portman, Ben Stiller, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Heidi Klum, 60 Minutes, HBO, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures Classic, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Weinstein Company, IFC Films, Columbia Pictures, Disney, and Paramount Pictures.