Nick Marra


All of our sculptures start with raw clay before shifting its form into either bronze or silicone.

Bronze Statues

We’ve created bronze statues in multiple scales with influences from history, film and television characters, music icons, political figures and more.


Our silicone figures are known for their realism and capturing the emotional essence of each subject.

Special Effects Makeup

In his over 30 year career, Nick Marra has worked on several Acadamy Award and Emmy Award winning films and television shows.

I Am A Sculpture and Special FX Artist

My IMDB Biography

Nick Marra’s career spans over 30 years in the movie makeup effects industry. His work has been seen in numerous films, television shows and commercials.

Some of the more notable films he has been a part of are; Jurassic Park, Terminator 3, Chronicles of Narnia, Ali, and Lake Placid. Nick was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the youngest of 4 siblings to an Italian father and Cuban mother. He discovered early on his love of movies and his artistic ability. At the tender age of 8 he began putting spines on his plastic dinosaur toys to recreate one of his childhood favorites, “Godzilla”.

By his early teens he was determined to pursue his dream of being a professional makeup FX artist. He moved to California in his mid-twenties and hasn’t regretted a thing. A veteran of over 150 movies, Nick’s personal works are in the collection of some of Hollywood’s brightest lights: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jim Cameron, Steven Speilberg, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Greg Nicotero, among many others.

Years Of Experience

After 30+ years working as a sculpter and special effects make-up artist in the television and film industry, Marra started his own studio where he now creates life-size silicone figures, bronze busts, and statues for private clients, business owners, production companies, award ceremonies, national organizations and more. 

Sculpture Projects

One of Nick’s trademarks is having the ability to capture the essence of the person, more than just a traditional likeness. Nick strives to create a living being with each of his pieces.

Special Effects Projects

Since working on close to 200 films, commercials , and TV shows. I was fortunate enough to work on some of the bigger Special Effects movies of the era (Jurassic Park 1 and 2 , Terminator 3, The Walking Dead , Star Trek 6, Halloween 6 , and Nightmare on a Elm St 6, to name a few).

IMDB Profile

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What others are saying about me


Nick Marra is an extraordinary sculptor who specializes in bronze statues, silicon sculptures, and prosthetics for major Hollywood films. I was fortunate to have Nick create the prosthetics for my characterization of Howard Cosell in the movie “Ali”. I attribute much of the credit for my academy award nomination to Nick’s extraordinary work.

I am always amazed at his gift to capture the spirit of his subject and achieve a lifelike resemblance, and I can whole heartedly recommend.

Jon Voight

I have known Nick Marra and his work for nearly 15 years. He is a gentleman and a passionate artist. The consummate professional with an indelible attention to detail and attentiveness to his clients. The time dedicated to planning and choice of materials and refinement of nuance are marks of excellence. I have retained him for serial works both for external gardens and home setting, both as gifts and more impressively a 2 x life scale Margaret Thatcher bronze piece.

In total he has executed no less than 20 pieces over the years with more to come with the most recent one being the Anthony Scalia bronze which will be presented to the law school in his name. Both in craftsmanship and in service he is reliable and trustworthy.
I can recommend him unequivocally in this regard and die so with gratitude and no overstatement of platitude.

Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any clarification or refinement therein.

Yours Sincerely,
Robert Agostinelli

In 2014, when our organization launched a new award, we wanted to create a bronze bust of our founder. Nick came highly recommended and sculpted a bust of William F. Buckley Jr., which he has cast every year since. We appreciate that sculpting a real person who is no longer with us can be challenging, but Nick was diplomatic in hearing everyone’s views about designing the bust and we enjoyed working through the process with him. When we wanted to create a bronze bust for another award, we of course turned to Nick and had the same experience with him.

He is reliably communicative and is always available for calls and prompt with emails. He is a consummate professional, including when collaborating with board members. His leadership for each project was unwavering, as he was able to oversee the entire project on a strict timeline.

Overall, it has been a pleasure working with Nick and I am pleased to recommend him.

Lindsay Craig

Nick Marra’s Notable Work

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