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As some of you may know I've worked on and off for the past few years on Dr Who, designing and creating some of the fabulous alien characters with Millennium FX, the talented folk responsible for the series' prosthetics and creature effects. We try very hard to keep any new creatures or characters out of the public eye but sometimes (largely due to the intense interest shown by the shows' dedicated fans) it's just impossible! Yesterday (18th March) within hours of finishing filming the latest episode in a breezy Cardiff park images of the newest creature appeared on the internet. I'm not going to provide links here as I feel I'm still bound by the NDA (non disclosure agreement) I sign for each season but a simple Google search, for those of you interested in spoilers, will find you eyeball to eyestalk with the newest addition to the Dr Who menagerie. Enjoy!

Once the show has aired I will post my own pics of the beastie, of whom I'm very proud!!


PS…….now buzzfeed have published more pics with yours truly heavily featured….there goes my career…..!!!
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David Bonneywell
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
Current Residence: UK
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well I'm not normally allowed to say anything at all about details of the show. We all sign things called NDA's (Non Disclosure Agreements) which legally bind us to silence, however when we film in public places pictures get taken and often the cat is let out of the bag. So if you paste this into your search bar you'll not only see what we were doing but see yours truly as well…lol.…

I grew up with Dr Who and there are still times now when I'm on set that I have a big smile on my face thinking how if someone could have told the little boy I was (so many years ago) that one day I'd be making monsters for the show I would never have believed them. I am the best example I can give people that if they have dreams and ambitions then they should chase them with all their strength, because sometimes they really do come true!

I worked with Matt Smith on three seasons of the show and did his make up for the Gangers episode, so yes I know him very well. Of course he's gone now, regenerated into Peter Capaldi. I know some fans have their favourite Dr and hate to see them go or hope they will make a comeback in some way but I'm sure they will embrace Peter with the same love and affection as they have all the other incarnations of the character. I've worked with Peter before on another movie and he's a lovely, gentle, compassionate man and a great actor and I love his interpretation of the Dr as I'm sure you all will.

You say that at times in your life you have felt like nothing…worthless almost. Well I don't know why you should feel like that and in truth don't need to know (though should you ever feel the need to talk I'm always happy to lend a sympathetic ear), but many people in my profession have similar stories. We were the nerds and geeks from school, the guys and gals who sometimes never quite fitted in, and yet now, whilst all the jocks, bullies and 'straights' are labouring away in dead end, nine till five jobs, we're traveling the world, making movies and TV shows and 'living the dream'. So if you want to work on something like Dr Who then go for it! It won't be easy, it takes years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to gain the skills necessary to do this job, but we all went through it, we all had the same dreams and put in the effort to achieve them and so can you…don't EVER let anyone tell you otherwise!

All the best for the future

Dave :) 
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Sketchwell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
Sketchwell Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome:)
Zyue Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I stumbled across your awesome work and man..  It's stunning! I just love it!
I actually wanted to write more then just that.. but I lost it. See, that's what your work's doing to me! xD Anyway, I hope to see more soon so I have to watch you~♪
Oh yeah, I have one question though: What movies did you work on? I think I read somewhere that you're actually doing puppet's costumes and masks for a lot of horror-movies?
Thanks for reading my comment (I bet you get like 100 comments like mine a day, and if not, you should!)
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much…glad you enjoy my work.
I'm a make up effects artist by day…so yes I do make creatures, prosthetics and puppets for movies and TV. I've been doing it for over 20 years now so I've worked on maaaany different things (I'm currently on Dr Who for instance). I don't really have a comprehensive list of everything I've done (so much gets done and forgotten) but you can always Google my name and follow the links to my IMDB (Internet Movie database) page for a short list of the major projects I've been involved with or click the link to my DA portfolio (on my homepage) for a longer resume if you're interested.

Thanks for following me, I hope I make the watch worth while. I haven't posted anything in a while as I've been so busy lately and I'm not allowed to show anything till it's broadcast. But I do have a couple of private projects nearly finished so I'll post them soon I hope.

Thanks again for the very kind words!
wewewezing Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Hi! I saw your awesome ZBrush sculptures and was wondering if you take requests?
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the kind words.

As a rule I don't take requests sorry. The reason is that when I do express an interest in doing something for someone I end up letting them down because professional work commitments get in the way and I can rarely find the time or the enthusiasm for working on other peoples ideas. So I'm sorry to disappoint you now but I'd rather do that than agree to something that I'll never get around to doing…I hope you understand.
wewewezing Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Alright, your art is still great :)
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
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