David Anderson and AFX Studio have built their reputation on years of thoughtful design and meticulous application of memorable characters in film and television. In 2005, David designed, created and applied the looks of all the boxers in Ron Howard’s “Cinderella Man” (2005). For this work he and his father, Lance, received an Academy Award nomination.
More recently, David has been nominated for Emmy Awards for his work on American Horror Story: Coven, American Horror Story: Freak Show, and American Horror Story: Hotel, and Key and Peele. David won Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special in 2015 for his work on American Horror Story: Freak Show where he created and applied multiple character make-ups, with the most memorable of those being Twisty the Clown, Pepper, Salty, and the Paul the Illustrated Seal.
Back in 1996, David was tapped by Rick Baker to serve as Rick’s second on “Men In Black.” David applied the Vincent D’Onofrio ‘Edgar’ make-up on the film for which Rick Baker and David were awarded an Academy Award. The next year, Rick picked David once again to apply the Klump family make-ups to Eddie Murphy in “The Nutty Professor” for which David received his 2nd Academy Award.
Here is a selection of some of the memorable characters to come out of David's creativity and the hard work of AFX Studio: