I am a special effects artist, special effects make up artist and actor. I, along with my brother Jeremy “OgRe” Amos are known in the Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania areas for work on numerous film projects, both short and full length features.
I was born December 7th, 1985. At a young age, my grandfather, Ralph Dodson, showed me my very first horror film: Creature From the Black Lagoon. My interest was sparked from that moment and it led me to watch such classics as Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Day of the Dead.
By the time I was a teenager, I had started trying out makeup effects on myself by creating bruising and cuts all over my body in an effort evade the torturous Junior and Senior High classrooms. In the early 2000’s, I officially started creating elaborate props and make up effects every Halloween to scare off trick or treaters. This eventually led me and my brother to create a haunt for the locals in Lincoln, Virginia known as Haunted Hill.
Around 2010, Jeremy and I met with Craig M Rosenthal and created makeup effects for a Halloween show that Craig’s band “Midnight Sunrise” would be performing at. Craig was so impressed with our work that he asked us to be a part of an upcoming short film project called, Citizen Wrappa Da Movie (released 2013). With literally no budget and our vivid imaginations, we created some truly grisly and memorable effects for the movie. We were both asked to play roles in the film as well.
In 2013, we both starting working for Self Eating Cannibal Productions as the SFX team and helped create numerous makeup and practical effects for the company. We continued our acting in tandem with our SFX work.
Since 2014, I have been continually working in the film industry meeting numerous people in the business and strengthening my talents as an effects artist daily.
I am also a special effects artist, special effects make up artist and actor.
As a child of the 80’s I fell in love with everything fantasy, from comic books to zombie films. This obsession with the supernatural inspired me in a way I never could have imagined. I began drawing, painting, sculpting and even acting. I then moved on to working with my brother, Mathew Amos (see above), on special effects makeup. Together we have been a part of more than a dozen local films. Matt and I both pride ourselves on being the “goriest of gory”