Spotlight On: Hawgfly Productions

October 3, 2023

Hawgfly is a local Austin based special effects and makeup company  that creates custom designs and makeup effects for projects of all levels!  The business was started in 2004 by Meredith Johns and Carolyn O’Hara. They worked on numerous films, television (including The SonThe LeftoversThe Long Road Home) and countless short films, commercials, photo shoots, and demos.

Hawgfly has grown over the years, and their amazing crew now includes Anna Fugate-Downs, Jason Vines, Erin Klarer, Sylvia Ramos, Octavia Lutgen and Calynn Lechner.  This talented team of professionals is a blend of makeup and hair artists, FX makeup artists, costumers, sculptors, mold makers, puppeteers and fabricators. Their designs incorporate custom makeup techniques, cutting-edge 3D printing elements and even more new and innovative technology. They excel at creating unique characters and photo-realistic effects that thrill audiences and clients all over the world.

We are proud to be hosting a Zombie special effects makeup class on Sunday October 15th taught by Meredith Johns! You can check out the website,, to see portfolios of their caliber of work, and be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity, just in time to perfect your Halloween costume!