Julian Bonfiglio was the semi finalist 4th place contestant on Syfy's Face Off season 8, and owns a special effects makeup school and studio in Fremont, CA in the San Francisco bay area from which he teachers. He attended and graduated from the Master's program at Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles, worked on a number of movies, music videos, and prosthetics for theatre productions. Also worked for Oscar winning makeup artist Joel Harlow making molds for the old age prosthetics used by Johnny Depp in the Lone Ranger movie sculpted by award wining makeup artists Joel Harlow, Mike Smithson, and Kevin Kirpatrick. After moving back to the Bay Area after schooling and work in LA he was cast as one of 15 contestants for SyFy channel's special effects makeup competition show Face Off, Season 8, reaching the semi-final episode. Season 8 was the recipient of the Critics' Choice Award for best reality competition series. Then opened my His own studio in Fremont where he worked on local projects and teaches special effects makeup classes and provided prosthetics for halloween haunted attractions including California's Great America Halloween Haunt.