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Grad Provides Makeup for TIFF Feature

By September 22, 2015July 16th, 2019No Comments

Last summer, CMU graduate Nicole Pilon worked on set as the makeup artist for the film Fire Song. Fire Song – a story based on current issues faced by First Nations youth living on reserves – made its premiere at this year’s TIFF.

Nicole has quickly earned a positive reputation in the industry; she is known for her patience, professionalism and strong work ethic. While these attributes are unique to Nicole, she credits CMU’s Film & TV Makeup Instructor, Lynda McCormack, for easing the transition into the real world. I had Lynda McCormack as an instructor for film and I feel like she really prepared me for set. I’m really confident in what I do and I just love being on set. Like I said, I’ve worked on quite a few films now and each one has a story and I always learn something new.

Nicole is a true testament to the payoff of hard work and a positive attitude. CMU faculty and staff are incredibly thrilled to hear of Nicole’s success – and cannot wait to see her name scrolling through the credits of many films to come.