Rashaad Santiago, 31, is a special effects make up artist that lives in Batavia new York. Falling in love with monster movies at a young age, drove him to want to create monsters that he had seen growing up and some of his own. In 2013 Rashaad had the chance to compete on syfy’s hit show face off. He went on to win , and his dream of being a special effects artist were realized. He has gone on to attend many comic conventions, and travel internationally to Dubai, Japan and Barbados. In 2016 he was given the chance to make his first feature film, which he wrote and also directed called the “Beast of the water”. Now out of his shop located in Batavia, he creates creature suits, character bust and an wide range of different props and mask.