About Us

ImpaQt FX has been in the film and entertainment industry for over 25 years as makeup artists and prop fabricators. In addition, our props are used in advertising campaigns and seen at conventions where fans cosplay their favorite characters.

We also sell beauty and special effects makeup to professional makeup artists and anyone that wants the very best quality. On larger projects, we bring in talented artists that contribute a variety of skills to meet any challenge.  Our motto is simple:

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. It is scheduled to be released late summer 2018.  Check out the Facebook page and website for more info on this exciting new production: www.whenthetrainstops.com

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.