This is Benjamin Button, the baby born 80 years old. What a concept! I loved it and was so grateful to have been given the challenge of designing and sculpting how such a concept would look. So basically, I had to think how Brad Pitt, who played Benjamin in the movie, would look as not only a baby but an 80 year old newborn. The director of the film, David Fincher, really impressed me with his astute direction. For instance, in the beginning it consisted of only “give him Shar-Pei dog-like wrinkles.” Fantastic. It was concise yet totally defined where I needed to go. From there, his guidance continued to be spot on and, at the same time, he gave me the freedom to work it out. This kind of sculpture, which is a design too, takes time. I was given it, and turned out to be a very creatively rewarding and challenging experience.