Sickly Talented: FX Artist and Filmmaker Ari Savonen

I’m bringing back my Sickly Talented column with one of the few creators I follow on Instagram. Ari Savonen is an award winning special effects artist, writer/director, and actor that specializes in all things bizarre and brutal. Ari, hailing all the way from Finland, has produced a number of his own projects including Inmind Videozone, Zombie Walk Video Diary and upcoming flick – Tourist from Outer Space.

As a special effects master, he’s worked behind-the-scenes on 50 titles including Dark End of the Rainbow, Homecoming, Goremageddon 2, one of my favorite films of last year – Bunny the Killer Thing and upcoming flick – Backwood Madness. Combining burn and battered effects with alien and Silent Hill themed art, Mr. Savonen is one of the sickest creators out there!

Check out his social media links and examples of his work below.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)