Video: Weta Makes a Mermaid Tail for a Double Amputee
The special effects wizards behind the Lord of the Rings movies designed a mermaid tail so Nadya Vessey, a double amputee, can swim.
The special effects wizards over at Weta (they're the folks who made the costumes and creatures for the Lord of the Rings movies) recently designed a mermaid tail so Nadya Vessey, a double amputee, can swim. And they did it just to be nice.
Apparently, Weta's prosthetics and make-up departments regularly do this kind of pro bono work for people who have been injured or otherwise compromised in their abilities.