That's Dhyana with Jesse Ventura, at the WTC interviewing NY's Finest for his "Conspiracy Theory" Series. A.Smith and M. Breverman wanted her to cut Jesse's hair off. He wanted his hair. So, when they landed in Battery Park, she walked over to Duane Reade and picked up a package of tiny black rubber bands. Then she slicked his hair back, put it into a ponytail and groomed the flyways. They called it his "Steven Seagal Look". Everyone was happy, and his look for the TV Series was born.
After leaving the ballet world, Dhyana intended on becoming a fine portrait artist, working in pencils and pastels. Her journey then took a turn and brought her onto this path which began in Toronto, ON. There she was mentored by Award Winning Makeup Artists: Jordan Samuel, Colin Penman, and Patricia Keighran. Then she set sail to the NY Metro area, where she worked steadily over the last 10 years, and became known for her cleanliness, calm demeanor and beautiful work. Here all of her work experiences consisted of script breakdowns, continuity, scheduling, and designing makeups, hairstyles and special effects for HD, RED, and white, blue and green screens for film and television. Around this she designed makeup looks and hairstyles for advertising, commercials and print. Dhyana had become a sought after Makeup/Sfx Artist and Hairstylist which was met with a heart full of joy and gratitude.
Throughout her professional career, various production companies have hired her to work in film, television, advertising, commercial, editorial, fashion editorial, corporate, and live theatre. With a naturally artistic approach to her work, she is always intent on creating a masterpiece with the talent that is placed in front of her. Whether it be creating a specific character type on an actor or defining a model's beauty, she demonstrates outstanding work. With openness and a keen eye, she take into consideration the story, sets, lighting, wardrobe and the actor's backstory. This creative process, inclusive to the entire collaboration, is how she contributes to the story telling experience. For her efforts, Dhyana has earned Makeup Designer and Key credits, and was the recipient of a "Best Special Effects Makeup" award in 2010. She was then invited into IATSE Local 798 in 2012.
With her artistic insight and professional work ethic, Dhyana is confident that she will bring a beneficial contribution to your creative endeavors, and become an integral part of your production team.
Here is what those she has worked with have said:
" I just wanted to reach out and say thank so much for being on the SJ Couture shoot. I just finished a solid week of retouching the images........ and by retouching I mean removing wrinkles from dresses. The makeup was nearly flawless - you did a beautiful job and I cannot wait to work with you again. Wanted you to know that I am your biggest fan!".
- David Patino, Photographer
" Yo Dhyana! Thanks so much for the Amazing work on the makeup for 'Anniversary'. The actor's looked great!........And you are a pleasure to have on set".
- Randy Slavin, Director
"Elizabeth- Please meet our new key hair and makeup artist, Dhyana Forte. She has some good experience in film, and knows her way around a cast and crew. I have seen her burn and tattoo work, which is perfect for our needs. I also believe she will be a great addition to our set.
- Richard Kathlean, Line Producer
"Greatly enjoyed working with you. You did an amazing job."
- Gregg Naughton, Actor
"Hi Dhyana, You are not going to believe this but your story is already running in the magazine! We just received the issue in the mail. It will probably be on the news stands this weekend or on Monday. (page 106)
- Heidi, Booking Agent for the Zenobia Agency, on my 1st photo shoot for People Magazine
"...It was a pleasure working with you. You are a fabulous makeup artist and I hope we can work together again someday".
- Andrew Flores, Director ( I won an award for my work on his feature.)