Special FX Makeup Artist Sergio Guerra
Sergio Guerra has been creating monsters since he was 5 years old. His love of the classic monsters and 80’s Horror flicks lead him to experiment with all sorts of materials and makeup to re-create the images he had seen on screen. Through the years, Sergio won costume contest after costume contest which fueled his love for Halloween and Special Makeup Effects.
Having worked in the Halloween/Haunted House Industry for over 15 years, he started his own Special FX Company, “The Darkness,” which manufactures Halloween Masks and props, provides Haunted House and Design Consulting, and provides Special FX Makeup for Film, Television, and special events. In January, 2009, The Darkness expanded into a multi-faceted company and now produces its own independent content, such as, short films, music videos, and commercials. They have now produced their first independent feature film, entitled “Zombie Movie,” and have just finished production on another feature length film, “Amounting to Nothing.”
In addition, Sergio auditioned against over 700 other artists and was selected to be one of the 12 Special FX Makeup Artists for the reality series, “FACE OFF,” on the SyFy Channel. Although he didnt’ take home the prize, Sergio’s work has received more recognition since the TV Show aired and his company continues to grow. His work has also been seen in dozens of locally produced indie films, TV, and Haunted Houses/Theme parks such as Sea World San Antonio, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, and Nightmare on Grayson to name a few.
Sergio plans to continue expanding his company by adding Visual FX and Post Production services. However, it is his commitment to the art of Special Fx Makeup and Design that makes him and his company an invaluable resource in the toolbox of independent film makers and Halloween attractions alike.