Who we are...

Established in 2010 by Rich Krusell and Paul J. Mason, and located in the heart of
the NYC metro area, Gotham FX is a full-service FX studio catering to all facets of the entertainment industry. We offer a collaborative effort of over 30 years of creative entertainment expertise.

Collectively, we are a group of experienced, passionate professionals having worked in many aspects of arts & entertainment media.


Rich Krusell
New York City-based artist started making his mark in the art world as an aerosol artist. Initially, with aspirations to one day work for Marvel Comics. Having worked in advertising as
a graphic designer (traditional & digital) for over 18 years, he found himself at a crossroad. Inspired by watching horror & sci-fi films growing up, he shifted his energies to one of his oldest loves: Special Makeup Effects. Today he is well regarded amongst his peers for his likeness sculptures, conceptual design, and his ability to think outside the box.

Paul J. Mason
Paul discovered his love for the art of makeup in his teens, eventually attending film school at night at New York University while working overtime days. It was this intensive film production instruction that solidified his decision to work in special effects makeup. While trying to soak up as much information as he could, Paul enrolled in the Dick Smith Advanced Makeup Course, as well as the NYC-based Special Effects Workshop. Today, he is honored
to be a founder and one of the building blocks of Gotham FX. He is also on the faculty of the NY School of Visual Arts as well as the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School.