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WhichCraft Labs is A Filthy Lot's tutorial and builds series where you'll learn costumes, props, hair and special effects makeup techniques from seasoned film and TV industry professionals.

Meet The Cast & Crew!

Makers, builders & creators.

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Ash Turner

Costume Designer / HOD - Costumes

Ash Turner

Costume Designer / HOD - Costumes

Maker of Costumes, destroyer of worlds. 
Enthusiastic cat mom.
Jaded old raver.
I learned stuff at places you’ve probably never heard of and probably don’t care about either.
Every day you are given the opportunity to become more than you have been, 
There’s no such thing as a bad experience as long as you gain wisdom from it, 
Picard is the best captain, 
Fuck fast fashion, 
Don’t be a dick, 
Hail Satan.
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Chelsea Mainwaring

Props Fabricator

Chelsea Mainwaring

Props Fabricator

I would like to think that I am a true coddiwompler at heart. 

Inspiration strikes. I may not know which direction to head, but by putting one curious toe out the porthole and just committing to sail into uncharted waters has been the most rewarding way that I find my path of calling. The winds change often, but arts and the environment is where my heart truly sings. After studying as a jeweller amidst the ruggedly beautiful mountains of kootenays, I longed to create more than just jewellery. I put my strange imagination at work and the possibilities were endless. 

It was only a matter of time before I ended up in the film Industry; Driven, confused, Jack of all arts, passionate, transient, with a touch of artistic madness. 

While traveling New Zealand, inspiration was in everything; every gnarled root, sulphurous mud belch, cavernous glaciers and hobbit holes; and like Bilbo I coddiwompled my way in to my first big adventure. My first film gig. 

I haven’t (for the most part) looked back. 

I can’t begin to count how many treacherous swamps, seemingly endless swathes of surprisingly stingy stinging nettles, trolls, wolves, and thick gnarly thorn brambles have barricaded my missions; yet I am able to see the magic in mystery and explore my passion without borders. I will continue down the road of creating all kinds of art, and uncovering a spark in curious places I would not have otherwise found. 

Chris Myrdock

Chris Myrdock

Assistant Designer

Chris Myrdock

Assistant Designer

Chris does stuff. All kinds of stuff. 

For 20 years he was a multidisciplinary circus performer, artistic director, and master of ceremonies. He’s performed at events from the Singapore Grand Prix to the mainstage of Basscoast music festival. He taught circus for 10 years, hosted a monthly dance cabaret, toured an award winning circus show, made 5 years of haunted house theatre, helped run a circus festival, built some sets, sewed some costumes, and produced a bunch of local shows. Some of them were good. 

For no good reason he took up leatherwork in 2016 and now he works in our costume department making real clothes for imaginary people.  

Julian LeClerc

Julian LeClerc

Prop Master / HOD - Props

Julian LeClerc

Prop Master / HOD - Props

Julian is a former fashion designer turned props master, who has impeccable style and likely does not own a pair of pants that don’t have holes in them.

Lala McQueen

Lala McQueen

Key / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

Lala McQueen

Key / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

“Lala McQueen began her artistic career in the theatre, creating character looks for The Mikado. More theatrical productions followed, where she would also perform and sing. Then she travelled around the world face painting and body painting. She then toured with a professional dance company, where she would outfit the principal and ensemble dancers with makeup/hair, body painting and character looks. Delving into the world of film awarded Lala with a Leo her first year in film.  Many moons and many shows, features and shorts later Lala has happily found her forever home with AFLE. She treasures her family, cherishes her cats, is passionate about cooking, magic, gardening and especially fortune telling. “
Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth

HOD / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

Sarah Elizabeth

HOD / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

An import from the US, Sarah E Got her BA in sculpting/ceramics/theater, she then moved to Chicago where she produced and designed theater for 5 years before moving to Vancouver in 2009 to attend Vancouver Film School and work in film. Since then, she has worked on a multitude of projects in both the Indie and Union worlds and has also had her own MUFX shop space building creatures and FX. SE built prosthetics (Except for Elder Sam) on Seasons 3 & 4 of VanHelsing and built all pieces (except the eye gag) for Season 1 of Wu Assassins. In 2012 SE was a contestant on SYFY’s Face Off season 3 making it to the final 5 contestants and was on the winning final team building/applying one of the characters fully. SarahE has been nominated for 6 Leo’s with 2 wins and she is not a fan of talking about that stuff. But, that is what she looks like in a MUFX nutshell. Maybe a walnut shell, or perhaps a peanut. 

Tim Rutherford

Tim Rutherford

Lead Dresser

Tim Rutherford

Lead Dresser

Tim is the kind of guy who would wear a black and gold space man outfit he made himself to get his company photo taken, and that’s exactly why we like him so much. Tim also owns a very pretty snake.

Tracey Lawson

Tracey Lawson

Set Decoration Buyer

Tracey Lawson

Set Decoration Buyer

Tracey enjoys mountain biking, back-country snowboarding and spending time with her very good and very big dog Timber.

Kevin Phung

Kevin Phung

Set Dresser

Kevin Phung

Set Dresser

“And within these four corners, standing five foot ten but slouching five foot eight, easily caught off guard, making it up as he goes, some what professional tinkerer, even more professional graphic designer, often in his imagination, capable of _____ while _____, takes a lot of photos, often doing something random, wondering how many more words until he gets to 75 words, he also can’t smell! And here he is! Introducing Not Dog Kev! Let’s get weird!” 

Lizzi Pedersen

Lizzi Pedersen

Set Decorator / HOD - Set Decoration

Lizzi Pedersen

Set Decorator / HOD - Set Decoration

Lizzi Pedersen realized her passion for film at a young age. She took any digital media course she could find to feed her hunger of the arts. She was passionate for photography, imaginative arts and design so to it was quite natural for her to pursue a degree in Motion Pictures Film. During film school she volunteers on many short films and music videos where she found her love for set decoration. She graduated in 2014 and started working immediately in the industry in Vancouver on handfuls of hallmarks. She has put her mark on  films and tv series in IATSE shows working in Vancouver and Manitoba. She is currently our in-house set decorator who also enjoys to write and direct.