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Story of Success – Interview with Betty and John Quee of Thomas FX

Story of Success – Interview with Betty and John Quee of Thomas FX

Story of SuccessFeb 25, 2021 - Hollywood North Magazine 

There are many women contributing in the industry and one of the first to come into Canada’s film industry to thrive was the amazing Betty Quee who has had quite a lot of experience working in 2nd unit directing and stunt coordination to working and operating Thomas FX, one of the greatest prop and setup designing companies in Vancouver and pretty much anywhere on Earth.
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Thomas FX Making Movie History In 1989

Thomas FX Making Movie History In 1989

The Fly 21989 - The Fly II - John Thomas, Mike Walls and Tony Lazarowich working on set together!
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BIO-ASH Biodegradable Fake Volcanic Ash for Movie Production

Just as our biodegradable movie snow is recognized as the best artificial falling and blowing snow for movie sets, and other entertainment productions, our biodegradable volcanic ash has achieved a similar status.

We created Bio-Ash volcanic ash a number of years ago and within weeks, Martin Scorsese chose Thomas FX Bio-Ash, ahead of a number of alternate ash products, for "Shutter Island" which was in production at that time. Since then, our Bio-Ash (patents pending) has been used in movies such as "The Book Of Eli" "Terminator Salvation" and the Roland Emmerich action thriller "2012: Farewell Atlantis".

In the case of "2012: Farewell Atlantis" This was the first time that Roland Emmerich had filmed in HD and everything had to look perfect. A special effects technician actually brought in a sample of real volcanic ash from the Mount St Helens eruption and asked us to match it. The final custom product was a mix of three different colors of Bio-Ash and it looked absolutely wonderful on set. There were many explosive volcanic effects filmed for that production. If you have seen 2012 you might recall in particular, the White House scene where everything was being covered in volcanic ash. All of that ash was manufactured right here at Thomas FX. We also supplied the production quantities of pyrotechnics and colored smoke .

Bio-Ash Fake Volcanic Ash for Movie Production from Thomas FX
These days our plant is running full out producing biodegradable fake volcanic ash for movie production and we are currently supporting three end of the world disaster films that have chosen to use fake movie ash from Thomas FX.

Bio-Ash volcanic movie ash is available in several shades ranging from light grey to black, and can be ordered in fine, medium or coarse flake sizes. We also have a large selection of supporting and alternate biodegradable fake volcanic ash products in stock. However, if we do not have exactly the volcanic ash product you are looking for give us a call. We might be able to manufacture exactly the ash product your production needs. Thomas FX has been creating innovative custom solutions for the entertainment industry since 1968.
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Cataract Contacts Fake Blood Artificial Snow and Ice Worldwide

This certainly has been an interesting week so far, and the week is still young.

As I write, we have a shipment of Cataract Contact Lenses en route to a customer in Denmark, and a large shipment of artificial snow, fake icicles, snow fluid and several Thomas FX SN-600 Snow Machines en route to an advertising agency in New York.

We have a number of good customers in both locations, Denmark and New York, so I guess word is getting around that Thomas FX is the reliable Online "go to" resource for artificial snow and ice, and for professional quality makeup effects supplies.
Yesterday we had a surprise visit from two professional makeup effects artists from Korea. Betty and I had a wonderful time showing our visitors all of the unique professional makeup effects products that we stock in the Thomas FX store.

It turns out that they have already been using Thomas FX Breakaway Glass Shards and Non Staining Powdered Blood products. However, they have been purchasing them in Korea from the Graftobian Make-up Company based in Los Angeles . . . another regular Thomas FX Customer.

Some Thomas FX branded makeup effects supplies are also distributed in the United States by Hollywood's Cinema Secrets.

Curiously, also this week, a professional Makeup FX artist based in Ohio purchased 8 pairs of Cataract Contacts for a film shoot. Apparently, he will be working for a production company from India and filming on the Island of Madagascar very shortly.

These are the same type of contact lenses worn by Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick movie.

Imagine that . . . from the sci-fi blockbuster The Chronicles of Riddick to an Indian Zombie movie filmed in Madagascar.

Coincidentally, the Makeup Effects artist is one of our regular US customers and will also be taking our Non Staining Blood Powder with him to the shoot. He has been using proprietary Thomas FX blood for a while now and tells us he absolutely loves it.

When we add in the dozens of additional Internet customers whose orders we shipped out to various destinations throughout North America this week, and the many dozens of film industry customers that we serve across Canada as well as internationally every day, plus the tens of thousands of people around the world who read our Blog, download our YouTube videos, and Like us on Facebook, then consider how many billions of people are entertained every year watching films or television programs or attending special events or shopping in retail outlets who use our products, and you begin to get a sense of the Global reach of the Thomas FX brand.

Years ago we set out to become a true Global Resource for film industry and entertainment professionals working around the world. Based on results, I would have to say that we are definitely on target and have realized our Corporate Mission.

Thank you to all of our loyal customers around the planet for allowing us to make a difference in the world by supporting your many and diverse First Class entertainment projects!




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