About Us

With over 25 years experience, ImpaQt FX designs and fabricates custom props. We also provide beauty/special effects makeup services and supplies for productions and events. On larger projects, we team with other artists who contribute a variety of skills to meet unique challenges.

Our motto is simple: If It Doesn’t Exist, We’ll Create It!

Tim Vittetoe and Lisa Hansell of ImpaQt FX

Tim Vittetoe and Lisa Hansell of ImpaQt FX

Our award-winning props and makeup can be seen in film, television, theater, gaming, advertising, museums, travel and manufacturing.

Visit our props and makeup portfolio pages to see some of our projects. You can also view our props demo and makeup demo reel.  Be sure to see Lisa’s IMDB or Tim’s IMDB listings, too.

Our Commitment

We are committed to providing you with the very best service, excellent quality, stay within your budget and meet your deadlines.

Worldwide Clients

ImpaQt FX has clients worldwide including Walt Disney Studios, NBC-Universal and MTV.  We work with companies in a variety of industries including film and entertainment, gaming, advertising, travel and manufacturing.  But don’t take our word. Instead, read our testimonials to see what our clients are saying about us.

Selected Past Projects

Our work has been seen on SPIKE TV in national TV commercials, and in award-winning indie films including “Missing Girl: The Carrie Burke Story” (Audience Award winner at The New York International Independent Film and Video Arts Festival).

In one project, Tim headed the special effects makeup team on “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men”. He also recreated the “Guardian of Forever” prop that was seen in the 1967 Star Trek episode City on the Edge of Forever.

 Guardian of Forever: 12 ft Prop Replica

Guardian of Forever: 12 ft Prop Replica

Star Trek Continues Series

Lisa and Tim headed the makeup department for the award-winning web series, “Star Trek Continues,” on which Lisa is also Producer. The makeup on the series’ 2nd episode won an Award of Merit in the Global Accolade Film Competition in 2015!

Accolade Award for Makeup on Star Trek Continues Eps 2, Lolani

Accolade Award for Makeup on Star Trek Continues Eps 2, Lolani

 Star Trek Continues Episode 1 Cast and Crew

Star Trek Continues Episode 1 Cast and Crew

Lisa, along with Tim, were SFX Makeup Artists on the feature film “Six Gun Savior” starring Eric Roberts and Martin Kove. We had a blast creating tens of zombies that rose from the dead.

 Six Gun Savior Poster

Six Gun Savior

Lisa has also worked on numerous films including:

  • “Nobility”, a new series from Cowboy Errant Productions
  • “Catalyst Prime: Incidentals”, a new live action series from Lion Forge Comics
  • “Children of the Cape” for Stan Lee’s “World of Heroes”, Black Mast Studios
  • “Hashtag”, Runic Films, a film short starring Gigi Edgley, best-known for her role as Chiana in the TV series “Farscape”
Hashtag Poster, Runic Films, Gigi Edgley

Hashtag Poster, Runic Films, Gigi Edgley

  • “Blade of Honor,” a film short accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, LEM Productions
  • “American Romance”, a film short, LEM Productions

Current Projects

Lisa will head the makeup department for a period feature film shooting in late summer 2017. She is also producing a short film starring Michael Forest for early 2018.

Tim is working on a commission for Sheik, a Hyrule warrior from the well-known “The Legend of Zelda”, a high-fantasy action-adventure video game. He completed a Sheik’s harp prop from the video game which includes playback of the Ocarina of Time, the title theme music. He’s now working on the armor and cosplay costume for use at various conventions such as Comicon.

A love for the arts continues to drive us to seek creative and innovative solutions. Our passion for our work is best embodied by a quote from Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

Tell Us How We Can Help With Your Project

Send us a message or call us at 425.260.8949.