With the awarding of the Golden Mask, KRYOLAN Berlin honours make-up artists for their life’s work, exceptional artistic achievements or their commitment towards young talent.
Birger Laube from Munich is a national award winner, whose career started with his education at the London College of Fashion. He then specialized as a special effect make-up artist and worked professionally in many countries as well as on numerous film productions, which are the foundation of his excellent reputation in regard to his works. His commitment to the make-up artist profession, for example as an instructor at the Bavarian Theatre Academy (Bayerischen Theaterakademie) in Munich, deserves special appreciation.
Nick Dudman from Great Britain receives the international award for his life’s work. In more than 30 years in the film industry, he has characterized countless films, amongst which Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones, The Fifth Element, Children of Men, the entire Harry Potter series and currently the Penny Dreadful series. He was nominated for the Oscar and several times for the BAFTA Award for the make-up effects and the magical animatronic figures of the Harry Potter movies, amongst others.
The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, 28 March 2015, at 5.00 pm at the Presentation Forum.