Phantom Effects Special Effects Make-up Technicians was founded in 1997 by Aaron Peerless who was professionally trained in special effects make-up in Toronto under Randy Daudlin at Illusions Unlimited Inc. After starting Phantom Effects Aaron worked on several movies and TV shows including Lexx and Phase IV.
In 2013 Aaron teamed up with his partner Jaimie Peerless, who quickly became a professional force to be reckoned with. Aaron and Jaimie are known for their attention to detail, ability to work under tight deadlines and their frugal approach which allows them to work within any budget.
In 2018 Adam Myles brought a twisted creative drive and work ethic that is second to none! He is a solid apprentice, a haunteer at the Phantom's FreakShow Haunted House and a part of this family.
Shaun Langille joined our team in 2021 after falling in love with the craft of SPFX during his volunteer work with our haunted house. Shaun has a proven track record for his attention to detail through his top notch carpentry and his ability to problem solve almost anything.
With their combined artistic and professional talents the sky's the limits for this unique group. Take a look through this website to see what we've been up to, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram (icon links above).
NOTE: We have an emotional therapy dog by the name of Kylo. He will most likely be attached to his owners side at our shop and most productions we are involved with. He's a very well behaved pooch and loves everyone.
Visit Jaimie's Living Art Portfolio from the menu bar. Her Design Portfolio is linked below.
Co-Owner / Master F/x Technician
Send us a message if you have an idea or question you want to run by us.
In 2016 we worked alongside country music singer Kevin Davison and director David Pichette for a music video, "When Those Sirens Are Gone" sponsored by the TEMA Conter Memorial Trust. This video was created to bring awareness to first responders and their internal struggles with PTSD.
Phantom Effects has been involved in many volunteer and charitable events like the Make A Wish Foundation, Crime Prevention and Disaster Relief through the Red Cross, the IWK Foundation and much more. Giving back to our community is very important to us.
WINNER OF ECMA's - BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR 2017
Country Music Video - When Those Sirens Are Gone
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION - JUSTICE SCORES FOR WISHES 2018
Phantom Effects was contacted by Make A Wish Foundation to add a little extra flare to a special wish for 18 year old Deven. After getting all dolled up we traveled to the city to present the fabulous news to Deven and his family and whisk them away to a hockey tournament fundraiser put on by the Nova Scotia Justice Department. We wish Deven and his family all the best and hope that they enjoy their ultimate zombie experience.
Jay Malone, John Saunders and Phantom Effects came together with a like minded goal to offer a series of 6 FREE-WILL comedic events to the public in an attempt to use laughter and a fun night out to help shine a light on the struggling or in-crisis members of our community. Proceeds from the performances will help us raise money to support youth and youth mental health programs in Annapolis Valley. All proceeds go to the Kentville Rotary Club to be disbursed to a different program each performance.
We are currently on the 4th show happening May 12th in the Cornwallis Inn Ballroom, click on the banner image (above) to go to our Facebook event page.
These events are restricted to 19 years of age or older due to alcohol being served on site.
THE STAND UP CHALLENGE WITH JAY MALONE
In support of local youth mental health programs in the Annapolis Valley
Apprentice SPFX (since 2018)
Visit Adam's Horror Discussion Group
'They Cast From The Coast'.
Please click the button to visit the Phantom's FreakShow Haunted House.
Jaimie Peerless teamed up with the Hardware Gallery on Cornwallis Street Kentville to create a Phantastic living art display for their front window display during the Apple Blossom parades.
Jaimie recreated a self portrait of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo. Backdrop of this piece was painted by local artist Beth Ross.
APPLE BLOSSOM & LIVING ARTWORK 2018
Photo by: Jessica Van Luxembourg
Photo by: Genevieve Hern
All Zombie Photos by: Tony Bremner
Phantom Effects was asked by Safeguard Services who was in charge of renovating and breathing new life into the historic Cornwallis Inn. We were contracted for the painting the ceiling with a cloud mural, cast and mold the intricate trim work that had been damaged over time and even assisted in the modern color choices. This project brings us such pride giving back to the community we call home.
REJUVENATION OF A HISTORIC KENTVILLE LANDMARK
Main Street Station (formerly the Cornwallis Inn), Kentville NS
Click on one of the images below to see more of Jaimie's Living Art Portraits.
We are not open regular business hours so be sure to contact us if you're coming from out of town. You can find us around back (parking available), look for #2 on the wall outside (close to the apartments), and the large Phantom Effects sign pointing to our entrance.
VISIT OUR NEW STUDIO LOCATION
Located Main Street Station (formerly the Cornwallis Inn), Kentville NS
Apprentice SPFX (since 2021)
Shaun is a newbie and has yet to build a portfolio, check back at a later date.
Our Shop Dog and the Real Boss!
Kylo came into our lives late 2017 as a puppy, and changed our lives for the better.