About Us

Sharp FX are one of Australia’s leading Special Makeup Effects studios.

With over 20 years of industry experience, they are committed to delivering revolutionary work worldwide.

Sharp FX specialises in Prosthetic Makeup, Animatronic Characters, Special Makeup Effects, Creature Effects, Puppets, Realistic Bodies, Props and Models.

Having worked on projects within Film, Television, Advertising, Museum, Theatre, Theme Park and Exhibition industries, their broad skill set means they are well equipped to take on any challenge.

The Sharp FX makeup effects studio is headed by Russell Sharp, an accomplished professional with over 20 years experience in the film industry.

Russell’s credits include: Wolf Creek TV Series, The Hobbit Trilogy, Matrix 2 & 3, Ghost Rider, House of Wax, Anacondas, Troy, Queen of the Damned, Babe 2, Prey and The Dark Lurking. IMDB

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Makeup Effects Studio
Makeup Effects studio
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Makeup Effects Studio

The Sharp FX studio is located in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
The studio is fully equipped and designed to adapt to an ever changing variety of projects, large and small, with a focus on practicality and flexibility.

Sharp FX have created special makeup effects throughout Australia: Adelaide (South Australia), Brisbane (Queensland), Darwin (the Northern Territory), Hobart (Tasmania), Melbourne (Victoria), Perth (Western Australia), Sydney (New South Wales).
Also travelling overseas for international projects.

Sharp FX are able to create items in the Melbourne studio or set-up a temporary workshop at a separate location, dependant upon project and client requirements.


The Sharp FX studio is headed by Russell Sharp IMDB.
Russell’s interest in makeup effects started when he was 11 years old.
Growing up in a small country town in NSW an interest in art and classic old horror movies fuelled his passion to become a makeup FX artist.
With limited resources he began making his own garage monster masks until his desire to learn more had him traveling to Sydney to complete both beauty makeup and prosthetic makeup courses.
Russell’s first job in the film industry was on Babe 2 Pig In the City, he then worked for 3 years full time as a sculptor for a themeing company, during this time he was promoted to head of the art department.
When the themeing company closed its doors Russell became a freelance makeup FX artist and continued to build his skills working on films such as: The Matrix 2 & 3, Queen of the Damned and Ghost Rider IMDB.
After several years of freelancing Russell started his own company Sharp FX where he continues to grow his passion for all things practical.

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The Team

With a collective team of talented artists, the dedicated and professional crew at Sharp FX continue to deliver outstanding and revolutionary work.

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malthhouse prosthetic application
Sharp FX team
Sharp FX team
Sharp FX team
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Some of our work