www.bc-fx.co.uk          Bi[email protected]        TEL, 07950489879      VAT No 299 7707 26         © 2008 - 2019 Billy Cessford



Education and Qualifications

2009-12. The Theatre Royal Achievement Award,

Entertainment Design Crafts First Class BA (Hons)

2008-09. Cleveland College of Art and Design BETC First Diploma, in Art and Design,

Distinction star.

2006.  Gateshead College NVQ Level 2 in Business Improvement Techniques.

1996-98. Spring Board, Roker, Sunderland Horticulture, NVQ level 1, Skills gained landscaping,Paving, laying and maintenance of turf and lawns, planting and pruning of plants shrubsand trees, pond maintenance all skills I still use to date.


2017. Technical demonstrator at Cleveland Collage of art and Design, Production Design for

Stage and Screen/ part time

The Word South Shields, Treasure Island and chest with animatronic Parrot

Valhalla Props, Prop Weapon Maker

Walking with Dinosaurs, restoration of original Trixie dinosaur  

Jane Steel Weddings, show room benches

Northshire, Narnia wardrobe entrance

Enter CIC. Coal mine theatre set design and construction

No Limits Design. Prop costume maker

Churchill Shopping Centre, Coal Christmas grotto


2016. The Word South Shields, replica Martian helmet maker  

Valhalla Props, Prop Weapon Maker

Madame Tussauds, Ant Man, Helmet and Costume detailing

Churchill Shopping Centre, Coal Christmas grotto, Replica Martian Helmet

Madame Tussauds, Loki, Helmet and body armour

Casanova Cardiff, furniture

Madame Tussauds, Edward Scissor hands, hands and costume details

Chapterz Hair Northallerton, Interior design and furniture maker

Madame Tussauds, captian America, Helmet and Costume detailing

Wollfblood, Action prop maker, Guns and tree roots

Snowdos, restoration

Royal Mail Underground Museum, carriage maker


2015. CBCC Wolf Blood, Prop Painter

CBCC Dumping Ground, Prop Maker

Stage One, Painter/Prop maker-UK Pavilion: Winner of the Gold Medal



I graduated in 2012 and started my company BC-FX Prop Makers as well as working freelance in film and TV and events like, set dressing on BBC’s Paradise, Sculpting and scenic painting on opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics/Russia, the Common Wealth Games/Glasgow and the European Games/ Azerbaijan. And made many props for films and TV programs as well as prop weapons and costume props for Madame Tussauds London, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

I now work in collaboration with a wide range of industry professionals in film and TV, events and have interior designed several commercial property’s keeping me very busy. Business growing quick and I have now moved into my third premises having out grown the previous two and employing part time staff and often work with the collage taking work experience.

for Architecture & Landscape Design at the 2015 World Expo in Milan. &

Jean Prouvé 6x6 Demountable House 1944, adaptation Richard Rogers

Trade Stand, Lovo Drinks

Mobile Bars, Grey Hark Brewery’s

Gin Bar

AA, Event Prop AA Phone Box

Buckingham Covers, Event Prop Maker

Trade stand for distillery


2014. Madame Tussauds, Hunger Games Weapon maker

Shaandaar, Prop Maker

Unlocked Vision, Prop Maker

Combe Pafford School, Themed rainforest restaurant

Stage One, Common Wealth Games Opening Glasgow 2014

Stage One, Tennents Brewery Lemon Trees Promotion

Stage One, Hyde Park Summer Pavilion

CBBC, Harriet's Army, Dressing

CBBC, Wolf Blood, Sculptor/Painter

Madame Tussauds, Captain America, Mask and costume props maker

BBC, Cowboy Films, Bill, (Horrible History’s) Prop Maker

Stage One, Paralympics opening ceremony, Scenic Painter


2013. BBC, The Paradise, Set Dresser s1 and s2

LC Props, Costume/Prop Maker, Priscilla queen of the desert (UK tour)

LC Props, Costume/Prop Maker, The Book Of Mormon


Weardale Railway, Prop Maker, The Polar Express

Wildchilds, Designer/Set build, Narnia wardrobe entrance

LC Props, Costume/Prop Maker, The Lion King UK Tour

BBC, The Paradise, Scenic Painter/Prop Maker/Set Dresser/stand in standby props

Pioneer Productions, Sky 3D, Assistant Art Director, Storm City 3D.

LC Props, Costume/Prop Maker, Priscilla queen of the desert (Brazil)


Song for Marion, dressing

The Other Child, dressing

Yarm School, Set construction and scenic painting.

Lightwater Valley, Sculptor, Skelton cove ship