Ivan Manzella is a sculptor, designer, and prosthetic make-up artist who worked for Jim Henson's Creature Shop in the nineties.
Manzella has since contributed to many effects-heavy films and TV series, including Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (designing makeup for the Gringotts goblins), Doctor Who and Torchwood, the 2010 Clash of the Titans, Victor Frankenstein, and Marvel movies (prosthetic make-up for Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy). He also constructed puppet characters for Nickelodeon's LazyTown. For the latest spate of Star Wars sequels and spinoffs, he designed and sculpted many alien characters including Varnik for The Force Awakens and Bistan for Rogue One.
Creature Shop credits
- The Flintstones: Sculptor
- The Neverending Story III: Sculptor
- Buddy: Sculptor
- Lost in Space: Sculptor/pattern maker
- Alice in Wonderland: Baby
- The Odyssey