Now, every artist has watershed moments, ‘eureka’ moments that mark the true beginning of their lifelong passions and tastes.….but what was hanging in The Philadelphia Costume Shop that Autumn afternoon set something loose in me.
– Jordu Schell, Monster Maker, Sculptor & Concept Artist Extraordinaire
From the FOREWORD to Remember the Future: The Distortions Unlimited Story
by Lee Lambert
Jordu Schell is as big a name as it gets in the fields of Monster Making and Movie Concept Art. His film credits include some of the biggest blockbusters ever, including Avatar, Planet of the Apes, Hellboy, 300, Galaxy Quest, Bicentennial Man, Face/Off, Escape from LA, and so much more from a career that spans over twenty years. He’s not slowing down either, with a full plate of work for upcoming shows like Scream Queens and Warner Bros.’s DCU films. Talent aside, Jordu is very cognizant of his roots. He is extremely self-aware when it comes to how art fits in his life.
Jordu’s connection to Distortions Unlimited has been well-chronicled over the years. Indeed, Jordu was one of the primary cast members of Making Monsters. So when Jordu agreed to write the Foreword for Lee’s Remember the Future: The Distortions Unlimited Story, we couldn’t be more thrilled. In the Foreword, Jordu shares his “eureka” moment when first encountering a DU mask at the tender age of fourteen–a moment that “set something loose in [him].” Could you guess which mask it was that altered the course of Jordu’s life and set him on the path of his “artistic truth”?
You’ll have to wait to read Jordu’s Foreword when the book comes out in September!