April Chatman-Royce

A Little About Ms. April Chatman-Royce

April's Work: Special Effects

A Brief Biography by Nico Lynn Howard

Don't be fooled, April may be little but her presence and accomplishments are huge. A talented make-up artist trained at the legendary Complections International School in Toronto, Canada. April also has the unique perspective of a background in fine art from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her range includes not only complete technical understanding, but a strong eye for aesthetics as relevant to the most beautiful and hideous creatures she creates. You can be certain April will enter every set excited and cracking jokes while maintaining complete professionalism.

April's Professional Resumé

April's Work: Beauty Makeup

Feature Films

Backwards makeup artist

  • Company: Backwards Film
  • Director: Ben Hickernell
  • Executive Producer: Sarah Megan Thomas
  • Cast: Sarah Megan Thomas, James Van Der Beek, Margaret Collin
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2005153/

Future Weather key makeup artist

  • Company: Future Weather LLC
  • Director: Jenny Deller
  • Executive Producer: Kristin Fairweather
  • Cast: Amy Madigan, William Sadler, Lili Taylor, Pearla Haney-Jardine, Marin Ireland
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1701215/

The Discoverers key makeup artist

  • Company: Discoverers LLC
  • Director: Justin Schwarz
  • Executive Producer: Bob Gosse
  • Cast: John C. McGinley, Griffin Dunne, Cara Buono, Madeliene Martin, Devon Graye
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1715876/

Night Catches Us key makeup artist

  • Company: Human Race Productions
  • Director: Tanya Hamilton
  • Executive Producer: Ron Simons
  • Cast: Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775543/

Neighbor key makeup & special effects

  • Company: Neighbor Productions
  • Director: Robert A. Masciantonio
  • Executive Producer: Charles Smith
  • Cast: America Olivo, Christian Campbell, Mink Stole
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1362103/

The Nail: The Stories of Joey Nardone makeup dept. head

  • Company: 2nd Generation Films
  • Director: James Quattrochi
  • Executive Producer: Tony Luke Jr.
  • Cast: William Forsythe, Tony Danza, Dayanara Torres, Leo Rossi
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225698/

Dare key makeup artist

  • Company: Gigantic Pictures
  • Director: Adam Salky
  • Executive Producer: Mary Jane Skalski
  • Cast: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ana Gasteyer, Sandra Bernhard, Alan Cumming
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1241316/

Bottleworld key makeup and hair

Tooth & Nail key makeup artist

  • Company: Morningstar Films
  • Director: Mark Young
  • Executive Producers: Jeffery Erb, Michael Madsen, Joe Nicolo, Corey Large, Jordan Yale Levine, Alan Pao, Jason Pires, Franco Sama, F.X. Vitolo
  • Cast: Rachel Miner, Rider Strong, Robert Carradine, Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Michael Kelly
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0922642/

Commercial & Industrial

Shadowbox Pictures

  • Gateway Group
  • Bioclinica
  • Ultracept
  • John Kennedy Ford
  • Garfield Group
  • Dish TV
  • Fullbar
  • Focus Factor
  • IMS

Brandbridge LTD

  • New Jersey Technology Council

Woodshop Films

  • Crizal Sapphire

Short Films

Looking For

  • Company: Chicken and Stars
  • Director: Michelle Pollino

Dire Straights key makeup artist

  • Company: Chapman University
  • Director: Carolina Roca-Smith

Elmer and Iris key makeup and hair

  • Company: MGL Films
  • Director: Matthew Garrett
  • Executive Producer: Thomas Rondinella

Other Projects

Cathe Freidrich: 4 day split series asst. makeup artist

  • Company: NFL Productions
  • Cast: Cathe Freidrich

The Family Rubin key makeup and hair

  • Company: Catfish Studios
  • Director: Matthew Garrett
  • Executive Producer: Thomas Rondinella

Inner Wang key makeup and hair

  • Director: Michelle Pollino

Fable key makeup and hair

  • Company: Fable Productions
  • Director: Stephanie Simpson

Members Only key makeup and hair

  • Company: Frame Line
  • Director: Carolina Roca-Smith
  • Executive Producer: Carolina Roca-Smith

Mirth key makeup artist

  • Company: Lighthouse Productions

TV Teasers makeup artist

  • Company: The Canadian Film Centre