About Us

Prop Design, Creation and Installation

ImpaQt FX has been designing, creating and installing custom props for over 25 years. Our award-winning props can be seen on outdoor billboards, in movies, ads, commercials or on television. You may have also seen our props at theme parks, trade shows, sci-fi, anime and gaming conventions. They’ve also appeared in front of restaurants, at corporate events, in museums and in private collections.

Makeup Services

ImpaQt FX also provides beauty, grooming and special effects makeup services for both large and small productions. Whether it’s beauty makeup or alien special effects, we’ll bring your character to life. Our goal is simple: provide you with the very best makeup at an affordable price and on time.

Makeup Supplies and Kits

We also sell makeup supplies and kits to both professionals and enthusiasts. So whether you’re a professional makeup artist, someone who loves to cosplay or simply want to improve your appearance, we think you’ll find what you’re looking for.  We are proud distributors for European Body Art (EBA), Graftobian, RubberWear and Morris Costumes.

If It Doesn’t Exist, We’ll Create It!

ImpaQt FX Co-Founders Tim Vittetoe and Lisa Hansell

ImpaQt FX Co-Owners Tim Vittetoe and Lisa Hansell

Our Clients

ImpaQt FX has worldwide clients that include household names like Walt Disney Studios, NBC-Universal and Nintendo.  We work with companies and individuals in a variety of industries ranging from film and entertainment to gaming, music videos, advertising, travel and manufacturing.  Read our testimonials to see what our clients are saying about us.

Awards

We’ve received numerous awards for our props and makeup seen in motion pictures, television, theater, gaming, advertising, museums, travel and manufacturing.

Portfolio

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.

Selected Past Projects

Our work has been seen on 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 on the award-winning web series “STAR TREK CONTINUES”. The series boldly completes the original five-year mission of Star Trek.  Lisa was also a producer on “Star Trek Continues”.

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

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

Lisa has also worked on numerous films including:

  • “Nobility”, a new series from Cowboy Errant Productions now on Amazon Prime
  • “Children of the Cape” for Stan Lee’s “World of Heroes”, Black Mast Studios
  • “Hashtag”, from Runic Films, a film starring Gigi Edgley, best-known for her role as Chiana in the TV series “Farscape”
  • “Circle of Stone” from Juniper Road Films directed by PIXAR’s own Mark Andrews (Brave)
Hashtag Poster, Runic Films, Gigi Edgley

Hashtag Poster, Runic Films, Gigi Edgley

  • “Journey to Abaddon,” a short film accepted into the Cannes Film Festival.
  • “Blade of Honor” a series coming soon from LEM Productions
  • “American Romance”, a film from Traverse Media
  • “Six Gun Savior”, a film from Cohort Films

Current Projects

Lisa is currently producing a short film named “When the Train Stops” starring Rekha Sharma, Michael Forest, John de Lancie, Vic Mignogna and Darren Jacobs. Check out the Facebook page and website for more info on this exciting new production: www.whenthetrainstops.com

 When The Train Stops Banner

Tim is working on a commission, creating an obedience collar worn by “Galt”, who manages the arena known from the Star Trek TV show “Gamesters of Triskelion.”  The collar comes complete with working lights that turn on when the wearer is being disobedient.  Below are three castings, glued together to create the multi-color triangle.

 Galt Obedience Collar Triangle

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.