Conceptual Design 

Special Character & Creature Effects


Prosthetic fx

Body fx

3D - Replicator Presentations

Special Make-up Effects

Animal Replicas


A full service Character FX company

‚ÄčRichard Darwin:


In a career in excess of 25 years including a 12 year period as one of Henson UK's lead animatronic designers, Richard has consistently produced work of the highest quality to compete on the world stage, producing animatronics to match the best made anywhere in the world. For him, the quality and finish of what goes on the inside is every bit as important as the outside look of the product. This care and attention throughout, leads to greater reliability and less stress on set. 

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Werner Pretorius:


Hailing from South Africa Werner is an effects veteran with 23 years of film experience as a sculptor and designer. After majoring in Fine Arts and Puppeteering in South Africa, Werner started work in the film industry there before coming to Canada in 2005. Werner spent 8 years working at Mastersfx as art director and being one of the lead artists there, he had the unique opportunity to design and create many of their projects. Having spent numerous years working in the city for various other FX houses and film productions, Werner and Richard finally decided to combine their talents and started AMAZING APE PRODUCTIONS in 2015.