Tate Steinsiek, Film Maker - Monster Maker
Oklahoma Native Tate Steinsiek is an award winning SFX Prosthetics artist, Conceptual Artist, and Director. Since the inception of his Makeup Special Effects Company "Ill Willed Productions, Tate Directed films and coordinated Special Makeup Effects and Creature Design in over 20 countries.
Tate is a 2 time Finalist on Season's 1 of SYFY's FX Artist Competition series FACE OFF, and again on the FACE OFF ALL-STARS. IWP was established in 2006 on NYC's Bowery Blvd, an artist collective featuring other NY creatives like Ronnie Cutrone, Eric Foss, and Norman Reedus.
Tate provided Special Makeup FX for mainstays such as Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, and designed characters and creatures for multiple History & Discovery Channel series. It was in NY that he worked in the FXMU Dept. for THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, assisting Ve Neil on the Lizard practical Makeups.
In 2019 Tate was nominated for a SATURN AWARD for his Prosthetic work on the Mel Gibson/Vince Vaughn crime drama DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE.
As a Filmmaker, Tate's film's have screened and won Festival Awardsinternationally. Tate won "Best of the Next in Horror" at SCREAMFEST for his film CLOWN, starring Timothee Chalamet and Norman Reedus. Most recently Tate directed the feature film reboot of the 90's Full Moon cult classic CASTLE FREAK, for FANGORIA FILMS.
Currently, Tate operates his Prosthetic and Creature FX Studio in Tulsa Oklahoma..