Spectral Motion has done all sorts of cool conceptual work, make-up and animatronics for the Hellboy movies, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four and several others, but their coolest project to date may be the two recent visits they hosted for two kids in conjunction with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
In the past three weeks, Spectral Motion has been honored to host two wonderful Make-A-Wish children, Caleb and Zachary. Zachary loved his visit for two very special reasons. It was Zachary’s wish to meet Hellboy and also to become Hellboy. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted Spectral Motion with this request, Mike thought it would be fantastic to have Ron Perlman reprise his role for the day. Ron loved the idea and donned the makeup once more (with the assistance of Lufeng Qu and Eden Elizalde) and also ordered a Hellboy sized meal of burgers, shakes, and fries for Zachary and his family and the entire Spectral crew to enjoy. Later in the day, Zachary was transformed into Hellboy with the assistance of makeup artists Lufeng Qu and Neil Winn. Both of the Make-A-Wish days were a complete thrill for the families of the children, as well as for the crew at Spectral Motion!
You can read more about Caleb’s visit here. Seriously, how cool are these guys (and Ron Perlman) for making these visits happen?