That's me with Jesse Ventura, we are at the WTC
interviewing NY's Finest for his "Conspiracy Theory"
Series. A.Smith and M. Breverman wanted me to cut
Jesse's hair off. He wanted his hair. So, when we
landed in Battery Park, I walked to the Duane Reade
and picked up a package of tiny black rubber bands.
Then I slicked his hair back, put it into a ponytail and
groomed the flyways. We called it his "Steven Seagal
Look". Everyone was happy, and his look for the TV
Series was born.
Originally, I was attending a private art school in Florida,
intent on becoming a fine portrait artist working in pencils
and pastels. My journey then took a turn and brought me
onto this path which began in Toronto, ON. There I was
mentored by Award Winning Makeup Artists: Jordan Samuel,
Colin Penman, and Patricia Keighran. Then I set sail to the
NY Metro area, where I worked steadily over the last 8 years.
There I became known for my cleanliness, calm demeanor and
beautiful work.I had become a sought after Makeup Artist and
Hairstylist which was met with a heart full of joy and gratitude.
Those winds of change have blown once again and now I have
landed in Atlanta, GA. (Y'allywood)
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Throughout my career, various production companies
have hired me to work i film,television, commercial, video,
editorial and theatre. With a naturally artistic approach
to my work, I am always intent on creating a masterpiece
with the talent that is placed in front of me. Whether it be
creating a specific character type on an actor or re-defining
a model's beauty, I demonstrate outstanding work. With
openness and a keen eye, I take into consideration the story,
sets, lighting, wardrobe and the character backstory. This
creative process, inclusive to the entire collaboration, is how
I contribute to the story telling experience. For all my efforts,
I have earned Makeup Designer and Key credits, and was the
recipient of a "Best Special Effects Makeup" award in 2010.
I was invited into the IASTE Local 798 in 2012.
With my artistic insight and professional work ethic, I am
confident I will bring a beneficial contribution to your creative
endeavors, and become an integral part of your production
Here is what those I have worked with have had to say:
" I just wanted to reach out and say thank so much for being
on the SJ Couture shoot. I just finished a solid week of retouching the images ....... and by retouching I mean removing wrinkles from
the dresses. The makeup was nearly flawless - you did a beautiful
job and I cannot wait to work with you again. Wanted you to know
that I am your biggest fan!".
- David Patino, Photographer
" Yo Dhyana! Thanks so much for the Amazing work on the makeup for 'Anniversary'. The actor's looked great!........And
you are a pleasure to have on set".
- Randy Slavin, Director
"Elizabeth- Please meet our new key hair and makeup artist,
Dhyana Forte. She has some good experience in film,and
knows her way around a cast and crew. I have seen her burn
and tattoo work, which is perfect for our needs. I also believe
she will be a great addition to our set.
- Richard Kathlean, Line Producer
"Greatly enjoyed working with you. You did an amazing job."
- Gregg Naughton, Actor
"Hi Dhyana, You are not going to believe this but your story is already running
in the magazine! We just received the issue in
the mail. It will probably be on the news stands this weekend or on Monday. (page 106)
- Heidi, Booking Agent for the Zenobia
Agency, on my 1st photo shoot for
"...It was a pleasure working with you. You are a fabulous
makeup artist and I hope we can work together again someday".
- Andrew Flores, Director ( I won an award for my work on his