Exclusive: I have just learned that Syfy UK has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to reality series Dream Machines and Face Off. The first season of Dream Machines will premiere on September 17th at 9pm, while the first season of Face Off is set to premiere in October.
Dream Machines is a one-hour reality series which follows Marc and Shanon Parker as they take the most imaginative vehicles ever seen in movies, comic books, and TV shows, and engineer them into on the road realities. There’s no design challenge too fantastical, or even impossible, for the brothers to take on, and each week they’ll stop at nothing to create these one-of-a-kind “dream machines” for their vast array of celebrity and collector clients. The series is produced by Triage Entertainment for the US Syfy channel, with Steve Kroopnick serving as executive producer and Steve Nigg serving as co-executive producer.
Face Off, another original production for Syfy in the US, explores the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. The contestants are tasked with elaborate feature challenges including executing full body paint make up on models and creating their own horror villain. The contestants will have to show off their skills with make-up, prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, eye enhancers and casting & molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors’ finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career. The series, which is currently airing its third season in the US, is produced Mission Control Media with Michael Agbabian and Dwight Smith serving as executive producers.
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