STANLEY is a star, although his big acts take place behind scenes.
Much of his work involves turning average ducklings into beautiful swans for their wedding day.
But for a recent film, his job was to transform a perfectly nice chap into a feral child.
Fiji National University called on Stanley Morrell's expertise when the Film and Television department became involved in the production of a Discovery channel television documentary, Raised Wild, about abandoned children who lived with animals.
One segment involved Sujit of Fiji, who was labelled "chicken boy" and suffered developmental problems because of isolation and neglect.
Stanley's talents were known to FNU's UniStudio Campus staff because he had worked with students on previous fashion projects.
"I had to audition for the documentary job because the film company needed to decide whether to go with what was available locally or send for a makeup specialist from Britain.
"I spent half a day working on the talent from photographs of the real boy taken when he was first found living with chickens under a house.
"At first I had doubted myself because the only other experience I had with this sort of work was on a one minute, 30 second advertisement filmed on Taveuni by an Australian company.
"My job for that shoot was to do the makeup and special effects for a 'Tarzan and Jane' type couple, giving Tarzan a beastly appearance and making the Jane look glamorous."
For the Discovery documentary, Stanley had to transform a nice looking iTaukei lad with neat, short hair into an unkempt, unspeakably dirty, raggedy, shaggy-haired boy of Indian ethnicity.
He mixed different sorts of clay and soil and used body paint to make FNU film student Manueli Turaganivalu darker and a great deal dirtier.
He worked on the hair with extensions, gel, and all sorts of filth and then hacked at it until Manueli resembled the photographs.
Stanley even stained the actor's teeth yellow, orange and black, the way Sujit's had been.
"The film director, Adrian MacFarlane, was blown away with the result," Stanley said, and there was no more talk of flying in a makeup expert. On the actual shoot, Stanley took three hours to do the makeup, applying the mud and dirt, waiting for it to dry and adding more to get the right consistency and appearance.
"Then I had to show him cleaned up, which required new hair, better grooming and definitely cleaner teeth." Ultimately he had to transform Manueli into a human being, clean and clothed and resembling the "chicken boy" as he now is.
"I think the film was resourceful and informative and showing that people should be treated like human beings, whoever they are," Stanley said.
"Done professionally and put in context, it is good for the world to know about children like this." Both the film crew and the head of FNU's Film and Television Department, Arun Chakravorty, are extremely impressed with Stanley Morrell's talent.
"The director said he never expected such professionalism would be available in Fiji," Mr Chakravorty said.
Stanley credits his glamorous aunts with fostering his interest in makeup and fashion as a career, even though he was a smart student and his parents had visions of him being a doctor or pilot.
"I entered the industry when it was considered third rate, but things have changed and now I want to take Fiji to the top."
He is behind much of the recent, successful effort to encourage brides to come to Fiji for a romantic tropical wedding, rather than the more established destinations of Tahiti, Bali and Cook Islands.
"If a single bride decides to come to Fiji for her big day, she has the power to pull along such a lot of other people, sometimes more than a hundred guests."
Stanley has become Fiji's wedding fixer, working with a group of people with established reputations in celebration cakes, theme decorations, floral displays and all the other myriad support services including expertise in Indian and Fijian traditions, needed for the perfect day all brides desire. The group members work independently, but Stanley is the contacts man, talking the ready-to-wed couple through the process on Facebook, through email and finally in person.
His job is to not only make the bride look her most beautiful, but to keep an eye on things and keep her calm enough to enjoy the day.
"My most stressful moment was the recent Nadi flood, when the couple and their entourage were already at the resort but the flight the bride's parents were on was turned back.
"They flew in next day, but by then the roads were flooded and the bride was starting to panic. We managed to get them to the resort by helicopter in time for the ceremony."
Stanley counts his most important film moment as the recent Fiji television documentary, Getting Married in Fiji, about the burgeoning wedding tourism industry.
Creating hairy beasts for the film business is not going to lure Stanley Morrell away from his Suva-based JadeVIP beauty salon or his ground-breaking work in wedding tourism.
He says he has enough drama in his life looking after nervous brides, stressed bridesmaids and jumpy grooms without going to Hollywood.
But if Film Fiji or UniStudio sends something his way, he says he'll definitely consider it.