In November 2013 I spent one very damp and muddy week filming ‘Inquisitions’ a new four part series for Yesterday Channel and Discover America and the series is currently being shown on Yesterday Channel (Freeview Ch19, Sky Ch 537) on Wednesday nights at 9pm. Inquisition is a shocking four-part series exploring bloody and menacing persecutions of heresy from history and the shoot involved plenty of fake blood and dirt!
With up to 20 reenactors joining the crew from Like A Shot Productions at Cosmeston Historical Center in Cardiff, South Wales, the atmosphere on the shoot was fantastic and not a single cast member got away without at least a little fake dirt under the finger nails! It was a great opportunity for me as a makeup artist to be involved in such a shoot as it demanded such a variety of different techniques and I had to create full character makeups in very little time. From the Spanish Inquisitors to Templars being tortured to a full Queen Elizabeth I makeup and hairstyling, every aspect of my training was brought into practice.
Below are some behind the scenes images from the shoot.
If you missed any of the episodes then here is a link to watch them On Demand online:-
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more work being produced by Like A Shot Production Ltd. In June 2014 I collaborated with their team again on another set of reconstructions, including scenes of the Illuminati, Jack the Ripper and the Holy Grail. I can safely say it will be equally as gruesome!
Images by Sam Brolin