Winnipeg-born Steven Kostanski began working as a prosthetics and special effects makeup artist on local productions such as Capote, The Haunting in Connecticut, and the TV series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, among others. He moved to Toronto in 2010 where he has continued to create special makeup effects for Hollywood productions such as Hannibal (TV Series), Crimson Peak, Suicide Squad, and last year’s remake of It.
As a producing partner of the Astron-6 film group, Steven produces, writes and directs independent genre films. His 2010 sci-fi action epic Manborg became a cult hit and was an official selection at film festivals around the world. Last year, his 80s-inspired horror film The Void terrified and thrilled audiences with it’s twisted vision and gory special effects.