About Us

Welcome to Sharp FX, where creativity and innovation meet to bring your wildest imaginations to life. We are a leading special makeup effects studio based in Australia, with over two decades of experience in the industry.

Our commitment to delivering revolutionary work worldwide has earned us a reputation as a trusted partner in projects across various industries including Film, Television, Advertising, Museum, Theatre, Theme Park and Exhibition. Our team specializes in Prosthetic Makeup, Animatronic Characters, Special Makeup Effects, Creature Effects, Puppets, Realistic Bodies, Props, and Models, providing a broad skill set that can tackle any challenge.

At Sharp FX, we are proud to be led by Russell Sharp, a highly accomplished professional with an impressive track record in the film industry. Russell has lent his talents to numerous productions including the 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, to name a few.

Whether it’s bringing fantastical creatures to life or creating realistic body effects, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality results. We look forward to collaborating with you on your next project, and bringing your vision to life with our expertise and passion.

Makeup Effects Office
Makeup Effects Studio
Makeup Effects studio
Makeup Effects company

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.

Russell Sharp FX

The Team

Our team at Sharp FX consists of a group of highly skilled artists who are dedicated to delivering exceptional and groundbreaking work. With a strong commitment to professionalism, our team continues to push the boundaries of creativity to provide you with the best possible results.

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



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