Media Guests

Chris Copesky

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Manu Intiraymi

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photo of Manu Intiraymi as Icheb in Star Trek Voyager

Manu Intiraymi's unique name is a combination of Manu (The Incan God of Law) and Intiraymi (The Incan God of the sun).  Manu was born in southern California but was raised all over the world by his counterculture hippie parents.  Manu is an Actor, Writer/Producer... and he's seen a bear once.  He believes great acting and storytelling promote empathy and understanding across all borders.  He's a true character actor with leading man looks, always striving for new roles that allow him to transform on the screen and show his range.

Dark Water FX (Jesse Shoemaker and Chad Besse)

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photo of Jesse Shoemaker

Jesse Shoemaker is a partner in Dark Water FX with Chad Besse, a creature design and prop building shop specializing in fabricating and building props from across the Multiverse.

Dark Water FX:

The Brains

Jesse was born and raised in the land of pirates an fairies. i.e. New Orleans. Growing up a little stranger then most, he quickly found a knack for making bruises and horrific burns out of whatever he could find. As a young adult he traveled the world, i.e. South east US. To learn as much as he could an perfect his craft. Here he stands today stranger then ever creating some of the strangest things imaginable, ‘ but he’ s a FX artist, and prop builder so it really doesn’ t matter”for all the worlds enjoyment ‘ along with yours’ .

The Brawn

Chad is a self-taught special effects artist specializing in sculpting, mold making and fabrication. He started in the field in 2012 and is loving every minute of it. Chad has made everything from fake body parts to foam and silicon prosthetic’s for haunted attractions and film. Chad looks forward to what his future in the FX industry has in store and where it will take him.