From an early age, Bill Hunt began teaching himself as much as he could about special makeup effects until enrolling in makeup legend Dick Smith’s makeup course.
In 1992, he was hired by KNB EFX Group to work on JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, going on to work on titles like FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, SCREAM and THE X-FILES.
He joined Weta Workshop in 1998 to work on THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Unique amongst the crew, he saw several characters through from conceptual design, sculpture and on-set prosthetic application, including the Orc, Gothmog. Bill became supervisor of the Weta sculpting department and worked on films like KING KONG, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, DISTRICT 9, AVATAR, and THE HOBBIT.
In 2006, Bill formed the production company Unlit Vistas Limited with Sherryn Matthews, leading to Bill’s 2012 feature directorial debut with the independent thriller, FUNDAMENTAL.
Sculpting for select films, Bill continues developing further Unlit Vistas projects while releasing original art pieces through Bill Hunt Studio and is currently also a producer of the heavy metal /horror project, Kill For Mother.