“Christina did an absolutely fantastic job from pre-production all the way to wrap! She always quietly carried about her work on-time, produced magnificent results, and was as agreeable as you can get! I'd hire her on any upcoming film, television or commercial project I could get her on board for.”
Jonny Gillette, Producer of Kill Hole
“Christina Kortum is a perfectionist in every sense of the word, her talent brings tremendous value to every project I've worked with her on. The word has gotten out about how amazing she is so it's getting harder to book her, lucky she's incredible flexible and supportive of projects large and small in the industry. Every project I work on will be offered to her first and I wouldn't have it any other way.”
Benjamin James, Revolver Digital Media LLC
“Christina creates excellent high-concept special effects makeup. She is professional and extremely knowledgeable about her craft. She is able to work within budget and time constraints without skimping on quality and realism. Christina is always my first call when I need spfx makeup!”
Susan Funk, Producer Guestroom Productions
“Christina has quickly risen in the Northwest as one of the top Special Effects Make-up Artists. Her passion and creativity are a huge asset to any still, video, or film shoot. I used to do my own make-up in a community of talented make-up artists... now I have one that I trust completely and don't have to micromanage on the tough stuff.”
Mike Prosser, Filmmaker. Digital Effects Artist & Editor, 180 Films
“Christina totally rocks as a FX make-up artist! From cuts, bruises, gunshot wounds, blood spurts; to full on monster, alien and zombie prosthetics - Christina does it all. Through constant research and inventive experimentation, Christina has developed techniques that are very efficient with time and costs. She is particularly adept at creating high production value effects with modest budgets. Give her a larger budget - and watch out!
Christina is also the consummate professional. She performs her job with full attention to detail without ever compromising the actor's safety. Although her well-earned reputation centers on FX make-up, I have found that Christina also does excellent work with traditional and beauty make-up. On and off the set, Christina is cheerful and a pleasure to work with. Her positive attitude endears her to both cast and fellow crew members.
Hire Christina for your film and she will slay you!”
Randolph Sellars, Director Of Photography, Director, Producer
“Christina Kortum is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her knowledge and skill in the field of special make-up effects is exemplary. Her imagination always pushes her work far beyond the basic or mundane, and it shows. Extra bonus... she's also a great lady with an awesome spirit. It would be a mistake to look anywhere else for top of the line make-up FX.”
Jason Freeman, Writer/Director/Producer at Polluted Pictures
“Christina is gifted with the ability to blend art and science to create something truly otherworldly. Her skill in transforming ordinary human beings into creatures dead, undead, and somewhere in between is matched only by her professionalism on the most demanding of sets.”
Christian Dolan, Owner, syncsound audio production and post
“Christina Kortum is by far the best effects make up artist I have ever worked with...and in my opinion the best make up artist in Portland bar none. What can you expect when you hire her? Professionalism, expertise and perfection of craft. She works harder than anyone to get you what you need on set on time and on budget. Hire her! Now!”
Steve Coker, Director/Writer/Producer
“Christina was (and hopefully will continue to be) our secret weapon in filmmaking, her astounding prosthetic and theatrical makeup abilities make a production look A-list without the A-list cost. Simply the best at what she does, I can't wait to work with her again!
Matt Haley, Director
“Christina is one of the best make-up artist that I have worked with. Her self- taught talent and creative ideas helped make the scene even more like the ideas I had in my head.
I would use her again and recommend her to everyone!”
Sean Brown, Director
“I have worked with Christina, both on my own productions and other peoples productions, and she is hands down the best makeup and effects artist in Portland. She will no doubt be in more demand here and elsewhere due to her creativity, great personality, and her amazing work. To have her on your set is to a joy, as well as a great ease, knowing that she will deliver your vision in the most amazing way.
Martin Vavra, Director Of Photography/Writer/Director