Award Winning SFX and Makeup Artist
Thomas looks forward to meeting all his fans in Melbourne in April 2023.
Thomas will conduct a SFX & Makeup Demonstration on Saturday, and sign autographs throughout the weekend.
All guests pending international/domestic travel and quarantine restrictions. Stay tuned to our Social Media channels for updates.
Thomas Surprenant is an award-winning special effects and makeup artist with 30 years of experience working in the film and entertainment industry. He has worked on world-renowned films and TV series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Donnie Darko, X-Men: The Last Stand, and The Cat In The Hat – but he is best known for his work on the hit franchise Star Trek.
Surprenant’s work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine earned him three Emmy nominations and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series in 1995. He was also part of two Academy Award-winning makeup crews for feature films Frida and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
From an early age Surprenant was fascinated by classic horror films and creature features which sparked his love for the horror and sci-fi genres. Hailing from First Nations roots – and a long line of industry creatives – imagination, art and storytelling runs in his blood. With his ties to the Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan, Surprenant is a strong advocate for the First Nation community. His art and designs bring the world of the supernatural to life while his techniques create a stark realism that is intrinsic to his work and style.
Surprenant has since founded his own company, Thomas Surprenant Creations, which provides makeup and special effects products to film, television and print projects. These products have been used in films like The Scorpion King, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, among many more.
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This information is correct at the time of writing.
Please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
Guest confirmed, health, travel restrictions and other commitments pending.
Further information will be provided via social media should any of these factors impact the guest's ability to attend.
Panel rooms may be subject to venue capacity and safety requirements, and may reach maximum capacity.
Some panels will require patrons to queue for entry prior to the panel commencing. Please follow the directions of the staff.
Day and Weekend Pass holders are encouraged to arrive promptly to queue for any panels they wish to attend, as seating is not guaranteed
and is provided on a first-come-first-served basis, behind VIP Supa-Star and Supa-Q Pass holders.
Additional COVID-19 safety measures may be implemented regarding Autograph and Photograph opportunities.
More information will be available in the lead up to Admission Ticket and Token sales,
please refer to Supanova's social media channels for all the latest announcements.
An additional service charge may apply to Photograph and Autograph Tokens pre-purchased online or at the event.
If you wish to have ten or more items signed by a single Supa-Star guest,
please speak with one of our friendly team members in our Guest Signing Area, and they will be happy to assist.