Gerald "Jerry" Macaluso
This toy designer left the special effects industry ten years ago when he became disenchanted and burnt-out from working on low-budget horror films. He now feels ready to return to the trade with renewed energy. He left an abusive home life in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at age 18 and traveled to California, where he lived in his car for several months while trying to find his way. After overcoming such adversity, Jerry has the resolve and desire to one day own his own effects shop, living up to his high potential. His industry idols include Dick Smith and Rob Botin.