Paul Butterworth is one of Australia's most experienced visual effects supervisors. His skills in the visual effects and design world encompass graphic design and illustration, concept development, on-set supervision and the highly-specialised art of matte painting.
As part of his lead role on Prometheus, Paul was on set during the filming of some key sequences he would work on, using the time alongside Ridley Scott to develop the concept designs of the signature 'Orrery' to Ridley's approval — a design that would eventually grace the cover of Cinefex. As part of his work on Prometheus, Paul was nominated for BAFTA Best Visual Effects and VES Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature.
Equally at home on set with the top directors or in front of a workstation, Paul is able to engender trusting relationships with all the project's stakeholders to develop concepts for characters, futuristic gadgets, ethereal effects and title sequences. His artistic contributions and guidance have proven valuable for all films that have passed through his hands and that of his trusted teams.
Paul’s recent feature film credits include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, Iron Man 3, Thor, X-Men Origins, X-Men Days of Future Past, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Unbroken, Insurgent, Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Divergent Trilogy: Allegiant.