Angela Santori Merritt

It started with my love of Halloween as a child; my dad would let us decorate the house however we wanted and take us trick-or-treating with the same wizard costume every year. I grew up watching Star Trek, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Nightmare Before Xmas and many Marliyn Monroe movies. Every year I made the most elaborate costumes just so I could be someone else for a day, then I thought to myself, "why just one day, why not everyday?" I have always loved playing dress-up, and still do to this day, and that is how Special Effects Makeup came along and I haunted my way down an ever winding path of curiosity. I now follow all my curiosities and await the new and exciting challenges they bring.

I currently works for 2 theaters here in LA, Loft Ensemble Theater Company and Sacred Fools Theater Company, with 2 years and 9 shows under my belt. Some of my previous experience includes a handful of short films, a returning role as a creature makeup artist for 17th Door. My skills include: Theater, Prosthetic, Film and Beauty Makeup, as well as Airbrush and Body Painting.

CREDENTIALS

“Sirens of Titan” Sacred Fools Theater Company – March 2017-April 2017 – Makeup Consultant

“Long Joan Silver” The Loft Ensemble Theater – Feb 2017-March2017 – Makeup and Hair Designer

“Ziggy’s Will” Short Film – Jan 2017 – FX and Beauty Makeup Artist

“Embers” Short Film – Nov 2016 – FX Makeup Artist

“Dracula: Blood Before Dawn” The Loft Ensemble Theater – Sept 2016 – Nov 201 2016 – Makeup and Hair Designer

17th Door Haunt Experience – Sept 2016-Oct2016 – Makeup Artist

“King Lear” The Loft Ensemble Theater – July 2016 – Aug 2016 – Makeup and Hair Designer

“Gorlesque” Haunted House – March 2016 – Makeup Artist

"The Aeroplane or How Low: An Autobiography (Sort Of) - The Loft Ensemble Theater - Jan2016-Feb2016 - Design Lead and Head Makeup Artist

"Roommate From Hell" Short Film - Nov 2015 - FX Makeup Artist

17th Door Haunted House Attraction, Tustin Market Place - October 2015 - Makeup Artist

"Doug" Short Film - September 2015 - Makeup Artist

"Hammer of the Witches” The Loft Ensemble Theater – Sept 2015 - Oct2015 –  Makeup/Concept Artist and Headpiece Designer

"WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin Parody You Tube Video"  - Local Business Comedy - July 2015 - Character Makeup Artist

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” The Loft Ensemble Theater –June 2015 –  Makeup Artist and Instructor

“Ron” Short Film – May 2015 – Lead Makeup Artist

“She Kills Monsters” The Loft Ensemble Theater - March 2015 – April 2015 –  Makeup Artist

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” The Loft Ensemble Theater – Jan 2015 March2015 – Design Lead and Makeup Artist

“Will You Save Them” The Loft Ensemble Theater – Sept 2014 – Oct 2014 – Built Stage Props/Gags/ Prosthetic andMakeup Artist*

* “Angela (Merritt) Santori’s stellar makeup and special effects design offers some very freaky visuals” written by Tom Chaits, published on Stage and Cinema Review.com

Terror Trucks, Inc. Scare LA Event - Aug 2014 – Makeup Artist

EDUCATION

SOUTH BAY LA MAKEUP INSTITUTE   - Certification Program Modules

                  o      Professional Media Makeup Artistry - Certification

                  o      Advanced Airbrush Makeup Artisty - Certification

                                  §   Instructor Tanya Deemer

MAKEUP DESIGNORY - Day of the Dead Body Paint Workshop - Oct 2015 Instructor Shanna Cistulli

HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP ACADEMY

o    Zombie Makeup- Oct 2015 – Instructor Gage Munster

o    Prosthetic Application – March 2015 – Instructor Drew Talbot

o    Injury, Trauma Wounds Course – Jan 2015 – Instructor Drew Talbot

o    Silicone Prop, Part, and Life Casting – Jan 2015 – Instructor George Troester

§  Courses completed with Certification

NAIMIES’ BEAUTY CENTER WORKSHOP | DEC 2014

o    Body Paint Stenciling Basics, Tips. Trick and Techniques

o    Instructor: Michael Rosner “Eye Level Studio” for European Body Art

SCARE L.A. WORKSHOPS | AUG 2014

o    Nightmare Clown Character

o    Creating Wounds

§  Instructor: Steph Koza from Placebo FX

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE | 2007 | SAN FRANCISCO UNIVERISTY

o    Major: Speech and Communication with a concentration in Organizational Communication

o    Minor: Marketing

o    Related coursework: Sales, Rhetoric, Project Management

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE | 2005 | MOORPARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

o    Major: Business Marketing

o   Related coursework: Marketing, Financial Accounting, Speech