All your film FX needs rolled into one

Jac Charlton 0407220269
Chad Atkinson 0416388511



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Stingray Sushi Studios is Chad Atkinson and Jac Charlton.
Both are Emmy Award winning creative artists with over 25 years of experience in Film and Television.
Together they bring excellence and vision to your creative needs in

special effects make up, specialty costumes,

dental prosthetics and art dept services.


Jac Charlton

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Jac Charlton has been at the forefront of the film and dental industry for over three decades.


  Jac owned and operated the successful Genesis Dental Laboratory with his brother Robert for several years before leaping into working full time in the film industry.


JAC FX STUDIO was formed in late 1994 to service the local film industry needs for quality, safe creature and character teeth, where dental standards were not being met by the local prosthetic makeup artists or workshops.


In the last 20+ years, he has collaborated with some of the biggest films, special effects studios, and artists in the world. 

Jac is a master dental technician with over 30 years of experience covering all aspects of the dental industry including crown and bridge, acrylic work, goldwork, chrome, metal castings, and dental implants.


Jac's knowledge, creativity, and versatility over the years engaged him into art departments, art directing, props master, stand-by props, set dressing, set buying and making props.


Jac is committed to excellence, fostering positive relationships between client, artist, and technician.

Facilitating communication from concept to finished product, aftercare and beyond.


One of Jac's career highlights was winning an Emmy for outstanding prosthetic makeup for The tv series "The Pacific" where he was a key prosthetic make up artist.


Some of the latest films he has worked on are Monster Problems, Aquaman, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Dead Men Tell No Tales and Thor Ragnarok

Chad Atkinson

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Chad Atkinson is a veteran Special Effects Artist from Los Angeles who has over 20 years of experience in the film and television industry.


Chads early career started when he attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 He then moved to Pennsylvania to study Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he cut his teeth in special effects make up. Upon moving to sunny Los Angeles, Chad was employed by Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. co-owned by Oscar-winning artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.


He worked as a mould maker and fabricator on major films such as STARSHIP TROOPERS, ALIEN RESURRECTION, MY FAVOURITE MARTIAN and X-FILES THE MOVIE.

  After working with Oscar-winning make-up artist Mathew Mungle on films such as DEEP BLUE SEA and BOWFINGER, he took his talents to the internationally renowned KNB EFX GROUP INC. Under the helm of Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger, Chad worked on a series of Oscar, Emmy and award-winning films such as CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and DUNE


A work opportunity was awarded when Chad took a job in Australia as an on set artist for HBO’s THE PACIFIC.  The series was nominated for an Emmy and won for Best Prosthetics in a TV series. Since moving to Australia in 2009.


Chad has formed his own special effects company and has landed key roles heading the prosthetics department for both KILLER ELITE and PATRICK, as well as freelance work on THE LOVED ONES, TERRA NOVA series and the Oscar-nominated film THE HOBBIT in sculpting, mould making, and Prosthetic make-up production and application. 


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Contact us

Southport and Chirn Park Studios.
Gold Coast, Australia.
10 minutes from the Village Roadshow  Studios

Jac Charlton 0407220269

Chad Atkinson 0416388511

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