Paul Denham Austerberry Wiki: Production Designer, Net Worth, 'The Shape Of Water' & Facts To Know

Paul Denham Austerberry is an award winning production designer. Learn all about the the films he's been a part of like 'The Real Blonde.' Read more to learn all about his life in Hollywood including his overall net worth.

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Paul Denham Austerberry Wiki: Production Designer, Net Worth, 'The Shape Of Water' & Facts To Know

Paul Denham Austerberry: Production designer

Paul Denham Austerberry is a production designer, from Canada and he's known for many popular movies and shows including: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse' and 'Death Race.' He is also responsible for 'The Real Blonde,' 'Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy' and most recently the award-winning movie 'The Shape of Water.' His role as Production Designer in seven movies-have made a grand total of $939,844,008 million dollars, worldwide. He finds himself working with a lot of the same people, on many productions, the most frequent being: Paul W.S. Anderson, Kit Harington, Kristen Stewart, David Slade,and Carrie Anne Moss. Austerberry's job as production designer is to make sure the final product of the movie, looks good visually. He is the overview and final eyes for movies and shows that work from the director's vision.

Paul Denham Austerberry at the Savannah Film Festival


'Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy'

Paul Denham Austerberry worked on 'Kids in the Hall.' 'Kids in the Hall,' on its own is a famous comedy troupe that features some of the best comedians of all time. 'Kids in the Hall' is an America- Canadian enterprise. The movie, 'Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy' was directed by Kelly Makin and most know 'The Kids in the Hall' from their television show of the same name. This movie was the topper to their five season run.


Paul Denham Austerberry was a production designer for the movie Pompeii. The title really describes the main plot of the movie, a film about the disaster of the eruption of MT. Vesuvius. Even though it tells a fictional love story the facts are woven into historical events that took place in in 79 AD. 'Pompeii' itself was directed and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson, with help of course, from Austerberry. The film stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, along with Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland. This film was the last film produced by the company Film District and even the company didn't disappear, it did ended up merging with Focus Features. The film won a few awards including: Golden Screen Award: Feature Film, Achievement in Art Direction, Achievement in Costume Design, Achievement in Overall Sound, Achievement in Sound Editing, and Achievement in Visual Effects.

Death Race

Paul Denham Austerberry also worked on the movie Death Race, a science fiction thriller which was also written and co-produced by Paul W. S. Anderson. It starred Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Ian McShane and Joan Allen. It was not very popular and has been in the works to be redone for more than ten years.

'The Liberator'

Another Paul Denham Austerberry movie was 'The Liberator.' 'The Liberator' was released in 2013 and starred Édgar Ramírez It was picked as the Venezuelan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

'The Shape of Water'

Most recently Paul Denham Austerberry worked on the award winning 'The Shape of Water,' a drama with extreme fantasy intertwined throughout the film 'The Shape of Water' was directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. del Toro, is known for his popular mold breaking movies, casting actors and actresses such as: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. The film was screened at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it was awarded the Golden Lion for best film in the competition. 'The Shape of Water' was also presented at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The film received the most buzz there. The American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the year and following the hype at the 75th Golden Globes 'The Shape of Water' won for Best Director and Best Score. There are still some pending awards, like Oscar 2018.'The Shape of Water,' itself is a big player in the 90th Academy Awards, receiving 13 nominations, including: Best Picture Best Supporting Actor for Jenkins, and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer. Oscar 2018 will air March 4, 2018.

Image from the 1960's period piece The Shape of Water. Directed by Guillermo del Torro. "Set in Baltimore in 1962, the plot follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who befriends a captured humanoid-amphibian creature." Overall esthetic completed by Paul Denham Austerberry

Net Worth

Its no surprise that Paul Denham Austerberry's net worth is so high. He's worked on a lot of movies, some being very high grossing films. His net worth at this moment is $800,000 dollars though that seems a little on the small side. After Oscar 2018 we expect his net worth could increase after all is said and done with the movie 'The Shape of Water.'

Awards 2018-Oscar 2018

Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, and Jeff Melvin, are nominated for an Oscar 2018 for 'The Shape of Water.'

The 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Awards Paul Denham Austerberry won the award for Best Period Feature Film for 'The Shape of Water.'

Paul Denham Austerberry accepts the ADG award for Best Period Feature Film. At The 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Awards


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