Meet the Distortions Crew

Filed Under: Colorado, Haunted

Meet the Distortions Unlimited crew, known in the world of animatronics and mask makers as innovators with their impeccable design and execution.

See behind-the-scenes photos from Making Monsters and watch exclusive video of Distortions masterpieces.
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Ed Edmunds

Ed Edmunds, the founder and co-owner of Distortions Unlimited Corporation, specializes in building animatronic monsters, creatures, zombies and aliens. Edmunds also constructs props, masks, set designs and haunted houses that have changed the industry across America. In Making Monsters, Edmunds and his team create some of most realistic and frightening masterpieces for events and tradeshows.

Edmunds’ fascination with popular sci-fi flicks and television began when he was a teenager living in rural Illinois. He studied Art Education at the University of Northern Colorado, and he used his artistic abilities to make and sell high-quality masks which eventually led to the creation of his company.

He currently resides in Greeley, CO, with wife and co-owner of Distortions Unlimited, Marsha Taub-Edmunds.
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Marsha Taub-Edmunds

Marsha Taub-Edmunds is the co-owner of Distortions Unlimited Corporation, handling every facet of the production line, client relations, accounting and sales. She is also heavily involved in brainstorming new gruesome creatures with her husband, Ed Edmunds. In Making Monsters, Martha, along with her husband and the Distortions Unlimited team, create some of most realistic and frightening masterpieces for different events.

Martha began working for Ed Edmunds in 1981 while working on her Teaching Certification in Biology at the University of Northern Colorado. She became intrigued by the creations of this booming local business and took it upon herself to learn the business, inside and out. Marsha and Ed connected through their shared artistic passion and wed in 1992; they have been running Distortions Unlimited as a team ever since. Together, the couple has spurred a revolution in America’s haunted house industry.

She currently resides in Greeley, CO, with husband and founder/co-owner of Distortions Unlimited, Ed Edmunds.
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Jordu Schell

World-renowned designer and sculptor, Jordu Schell, assists Ed Edmunds and his Distortions Unlimited crew with sculpting their unbelievable monsters. Although Schell lives in Hollywood, he has become a dear friend and colleague of Edmunds over the years and often travels to Greeley, CO, to contribute to the Distortions Unlimited creations.

Schell became infatuated with Ed Edmunds at the age of 14 when he came across a Distortions mask at his local Halloween store. From that moment on, he knew he wanted to make monsters. Schell’s creativity led him to Hollywood, where he has contributed to award-winning films including Avatar, 300, Men in Black and Batman Returns.

Schell also teaches sculpting and design at his studio, Schell Sculpture Studio, in Chatsworth, CA.