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.
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).
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What others are saying about me
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.
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.
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.
Nick Marra’s Notable Work
A little over a year after his tragic and untimely death, Anton Yelchin has been memorialized with a full-size statue at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. The statue, which is now open for public viewing, was unveiled over the weekend, with friends,...
Chris Cornell Statue Unveiled In Seattle Not too many rock stars ever get immortalized in statue form. But then, not too many deserve it as much as Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden frontman who took his own life a little more than a year ago. And yesterday, as Pitchfork...
Chris Cornell at MoPop, Jaws, Breaking Bad and more in bronze and silicone On October 7th, the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle held a special unveiling ceremony of the new Chris Cornell life-sized bronze statue — commissioned and donated by Vicky Cornell. At a public...