Lou Elsey and Academy Award winning Dave Elsey are a formidable team who have demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create memorable characters using make up, animatronics, special costume and now film.
Amongst many others, they have worked on STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, X-MEN FIRST CLASS, THE WOLFMAN, Disney’s hugely successful live action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and the BBC/NETFLIX DRACULA by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. As a creative partnership, Lou and Dave’s contributions to genre filmmaking and storytelling are considerable, resulting in a rich history of memorable movie and television characters, as well as crossing many creative disciplines within the medium, such as makeup, prosthetics, props, sets and costume design.
They have collaborated with such legendary filmmakers as Frank Oz, Brian De Palma, David Fincher, John Badham, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Spike Jonze, Matthew Vaughn and Bill Condon. Their suspense horror short film KEEP THE GASLIGHT BURNING has had critical acclaim and screened at many international film festivals including Sitges and LA Shorts, and won several awards for Best Short Film. The film is available on Amazon Prime. Their latest short horror/thriller - STAY ALERT, is causing great buzz and was shot during the Covid lockdown. It stars Hersha Patel and Nicholas Rowe.