Mau Hardiman, M.Ed, is a Boston-based, freelance Makeup Artist with over a decade of experience in the industry. Her experience is proficient in all areas of production for high-definition film, print, editorial, and some special effects. In her experience, she has worked with all ethnicities, skin tones, and hair types.
What’s the best part of your work?
I absolutely love assisting a Film Director’s vision of their movie characters. I love to watch characters come to life and feel proud to have had a part in that process.
What challenges do you think you’ve faced in this industry?
I think the same challenges that most in the industry face, there can always be more work.
How long have you been a WIFVNE Member?
I’m a newbie!
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?
I can only speak from the perspective of a Makeup Artist and with that, I would say: not all Makeup Artists are experienced in film. It is best to hire someone that understands the need for continuity (you will often see me snapping pics of characters and noting scene numbers), reading a script, and having a makeup kit that is stocked for film (I have everything from makeup to razors to breastfeeding pads: great for sweaty underarms! Fashion tape, and the list goes on!).
What goals do you have for this year?
My goals are to take part in as many projects as I can.
Upcoming Events or Announcements? What are you working on?
I am currently working with a formulator to create an innovative color cosmetic product.