Ray Phillips Sculptor, Props and SFX

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Welcome to the website of UK based artist Ray Phillips.

On the following pages you'll find out about the range of work, commissions and educational activities undertaken and how to contact the artist in connection with his professional practice.



 'Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor' has been released and has won it's second critical award in four months. Following the success at the Calcutta International Cult Film Awards the production has taken top spot in the  'Best Web Series' category at the prestigious Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival. in New York.

I am so proud to have been involved with the production as designer and maker of the 

major props and set decoration signage.


 


Events


I will be attending the 2020 Scarborough Sci-fi fair, which takes place at the Scarborough Spa on the 4th and 5th of April.

I will have a display of masks, helmets and props as well as conducting a sculpting demonstration on my latest full head mask.


23rd May 2020 - Scuting demonstration and display of masks, helmets and props at Sci-Fi Saturday, Hyde Market, Greater manchester.




Previous events


On November 3rd I will be attending the special gala screening event for the Reeltime Pictures production of 'Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor''

I made several major props for the production, including Sil's travel machine, as well as weapon props and set decoration signage.

The event will be taking place at The Rudolf Steiner House Theatre, 35 Park Road, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT on Sunday 3rd November 2019.

More info can be found at the Cygnus Alpha website:

https://www.cygnusalpha.org/devil-seeds-of-arodor-event

There will a selection of props and costumes on display, plus a professional photo studio where you will have the opportunity to have your photo with the cast and crew, and a photo taken with life size Sil and Lord Kiv costumes!



Sunday July 21st Iattended the 'Invasion' event at the Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland. Alongside my sculpting demo and display of masks, props and works in progress I had a small number of items for sale. I also delivered a talk with a Q & A session on all aspects of mask and prop making for cosplay.



 April 27th saw me attend the Hyde Fundraisers event for sci-fi day at Oldham Library.

I took along a selection of masks, moulds and a work in progress sculpt and gave a theatre talk on mask making.


On January 26th/27th I attended this years Science of the Time Lords event at the National Space centre in Leicester. Once again I took along a display of props, masks and works in progress, as well as conducting a sculpting demo of a new Doctor Who creature mask.



October the 28th saw me attending a local comic-con. The Washi-con event was organised by Blue EyedDevils Comic Shop and took place at the George Washington hotel in Tyne and Wear. During the event I did a stage talk and sculpt demo as well as offering tips and advice to public and cosplay attendees on all aspects of mask making.


July 21st/22nd saw a very successful exhibition of my work and demonstration of sculpting and prosthetics at the Bradford Science Festival at the city's Nation Museum of Media and Television.

Alongside a display of masks, moulds and sfx make-up appliances I demonstrated sculpting techniques on my latest mask project - Viceroy Gunray from Star Wars Episode 1.


 Getting things underway for 2018 was my 'Ood' mask making demonstration and display at the Science of the Time Lords event at the National Space centre in Leicester January 27th/28th. During the 2 day event I turned a raw latex cast into a finished mask, demonstrating and explaining the methods and materials to visitors.

A really great event with an enormous amount of interest in my work and one lucky attendee went home with the completed Ood mask which was raffled off for charity at the end of the event.



Further information on my sculpting demo's and prop displays can be found on the 'Education and Events' page.

 
In the Workshop

Now completed is my replica headbrace for the Davros mask I created a few years ago.
I've been asked many times if I could supply this with my Davros masks and now will be able to meet demand for this prop accessory.


Older Stuff

Currently underway in the workshop are a number of commissions for Star Wars bits and pieces. The latest mask is Viceroy Nute Gunray.

My latest commissioned project was a major prop for the upcoming Reeltime Pictures production "Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor", 
a new sci fi drama set in the Doctor Who universe.
This prop and a number of smaller props and set dressing signage were completed at the beginning of May and made it to set for filming mid May.
Filming is now complete and the Bluray/DVD release is on track for November the 4th 2019.

Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor
An original drama from the world of BBC TV’s Doctor Who, featuring Sil, the ruthless alien entrepreneur from planet Thoros Beta, played by Nabil Shaban.

Sil is worried, very worried, which doesn’t keep his reptilian skin in the best condition! Confined in a cold detention cell on the moon, awaiting a deportation hearing for trial on drugs offences on Earth, he faces a death sentence if the application is successful and he is found guilty. And his employers at the Universal Monetary Fund aren’t pleased either. Not at all.

As time runs out and friends desert him, Sil must use all of his devious, vile, underhanded, ruthless, and amoral business acumen to survive.

I am creating the life support/travelator for the title character Sil.
Further information on the project, including the planned release date, can be found here.
 
 
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