Joe Macchia
July 9, 2006
Our first Face The Fiction!

Joe Macchia is a special effects, puppeteer, make-up
specialist as well as a key effects artist & coordinator on a
number of both TV and film productions. Mr. Macchia's
resume includes all of the Kevin Smith films -
MallRats,
Clerks, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, & DOGMA. His movie
credits also include
Zombie Honeymoon (2004), Tromeo &
Juliet
(1999), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and
Requiem for a Dream (2000). His television credits are just
as stellar. They include the syndicated program
Monsters
and
Saturday Night Live!

Special Effects:
Zombie Honeymoon (2004) (special effects crew)
Dogma (1999) (key effects artist/coordinator: Vincent J.
Guastini Productions) (puppeteer: Vincent J. Guastini
Productions)
Tromeo and Juliet (1996) (special effects technician)
Miscellaneous Crew:
Requiem for a Dream (2000) (chief laboratory technician)
... aka
Delusion Over Addiction

Make-Up Department:
The Last of the Mohicans (1992) (prosthetic makeup artist)
Post Meeting Write-up

A good time was had by all at the first installment of the new
SFSNNJ speaker series,"FACE THE FICTION" held last night at
the Borders Books & Music in the Garden State Plaza in
Paramus. The first hour and 45 minutes was an informal
meet & greet social overseen by Lord Todd V. Ehrenfels with
discussions of various & sundry subjects. At 7:45 Todd gave
a brief overview of the July Events Lineup for the society and
introduced some of the moderators present at this meeting
for each group (These individuals will compromise the
SFSNNJ council of Moderators who will handle any questions
complaints or problems that may arise in the future).
Afterwards Todd passed the baton to Ann-Marie Brown,FTF
co-moderator, who then introduced
Joseph Macchia,a
make-up & special effects artist noted for his work in
Dogma,the TV show Monsters, etc. Mr. Macchia began his
talk by explaining how he had gotten into the film business.
He contacted veteran Make-up artist Dick Smith thru the
Famous
Monsters of Filmland Magazine's "Send a
Birthday card to..."
program. Dick then invited Joe to call him
up
and he was enrolled in a make-up correspondence class &
put on a roster of budding make-up artists. On of the film
producers liked what he saw & hired him to work under the
supervision of another veteran make-up artist Vince(whose
last name I can't remember). The rest is history. Mr.Macchia
discussed some of the differences between working in film
and television and showed off some of his props from
various films (an arm from
Zombie Hunting, three molds
of Ben Affleck's head from
Dogma, some molds of Linda
Blair's face from
The Exorcist). He also told stories of his
experiences working on
SNL & The Last Of The Mohicans
(with Daniel Day-Lewis) which he says is his favorite film of
all the ones he's worked on. Many good questions were
asked up until closing time. Kudos to Ann-Marie, Todd & Jo
for a great opening event!!!