The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water (2017)

A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times

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An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

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  • Sally Hawkins

    as Elisa Esposito
  • Doug Jones

    as The Asset
  • Michael Shannon

    as Richard Strickland
  • Richard Jenkins

    as Giles
  • Octavia Spencer

    as Zelda Fuller
  • Michael Stuhlbarg

    as Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
  • David Hewlett

    as Fleming
  • Nick Searcy

    as General Hoyt
  • Stewart Arnott

    as Bernard
  • Nigel Bennett

    as Mihalkov
  • Lauren Lee Smith

    as Elaine Strickland
  • Martin Roach

    as Brewster Fuller
  • Allegra Fulton

    as Yolanda
  • John Kapelos

    as Mr. Arzounian
  • Morgan Kelly

    as Pie Guy
  • Wendy Lyon

    as Sally
  • Madison Ferguson

    as Tammy Strickland
  • Jayden Greig

    as Timmy Strickland
  • Deney Forrest

    as Lou
  • Brandon McKnight

    as Duane
  • Dru Viergever

    as Military Policeman
  • Marvin Kaye

    as Burly Russian
  • Jim Pagiamtzis

    as 1960's Ad Man
  • Cameron Laurie

    as Car Passenger
  • Alexey Pankratov

    as Soviet violinist
  • Shane Clinton Jarvis

    as Military Police
  • Evgeny Akimov

    as Restaurant Musician
  • Dave Reachill

    as Scientist
  • Matthew Mease

    as Military Police
  • Amanda Smith

    as Mrs. Peabody
  • Maxine Grossman

    as Bus Passenger
  • Edward Tracz

    as Amphibian Man Dance Double
  • Shaila D'Onofrio

    as Elisa Dance Double
  • Vanessa Oude-Reimerink

    as Russian Band
  • Sergey Nikonov

    as Russian Band
  • Jonelle Gunderson

    as Bus Passenger #1
  • Cylde Whitham

    as Wet Cinema Patron
  • Dan Lett

    as Cadillac Salesman
  • Danny Waugh

    as African American Husband
  • Karen Glave

    as African American Wife
  • Diego Fuentes

    as Worker
  • Cody Ray Thompson

    as Guard
Writing Vanessa Taylor Screenplay
Production J. Miles Dale Producer
Production Guillermo del Toro Producer
Production Liz Sayre Executive Producer
Editing Sidney Wolinsky Editor
Art Paul D. Austerberry Production Design
Art Shane Vieau Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Luis Sequeira Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Jordan Samuel Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kristin Wayne Makeup Artist
Directing Pierre Henry Assistant Director
Art David Best Assistant Art Director
Art Guy Davis Conceptual Design
Art Samantha Dick Assistant Art Director
Art David G. Fremlin Assistant Art Director
Art Marc Kuitenbrouwer Construction Coordinator
Art Luca Nemolato Conceptual Design
Art Evan Webber Assistant Art Director
Sound Glen Gauthier Sound Mixer
Art Mike Hill Sculptor
Visual Effects Dennis Berardi Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Greg Sigurdson Other
Crew Jean Frenette Stunt Coordinator
Camera John B. Harper First Assistant Camera
Camera Jeff Vitkuske Other
Editing Mary Juric Assistant Editor
Crew Lisa Shamata Unit Publicist
Production Danny Haeberlin Researcher
Writing Guillermo del Toro Screenplay
Writing Guillermo del Toro Story
Directing Guillermo del Toro Director
Sound Alexandre Desplat Music
Art Jeffrey A. Melvin Set Decoration
Sound Nathan Robitaille Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Christian T. Cooke Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Brad Zoern Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Pedr James Dolly Grip
Camera Dan Laustsen Director of Photography
Art Nigel Churcher Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Paula Fleet Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Lukas Press Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Rossana Vendramini Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Keighran Key Makeup Artist
Camera Sophie Giraud Additional Still Photographer
Camera Gilles Corbeil Camera Operator
Crew Chris Bacik Drone Operator
Lighting Tom Starnes Gaffer
Camera Robert Johnson Key Grip
Lighting Jason Dodds Rigging Gaffer
Camera Brent Robinson Underwater Camera
Production Robin D. Cook Casting
Production Catherine Gilchrist Casting Assistant
Production Ashley Gray Casting Associate
Production Jonathan Oliveira Casting Associate
Art Jeff Poulis Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Ann Steel Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Pagliaro Seamstress
Editing Sarah Riley Digital Intermediate
Sound Dustin Harris Music Editor
Sound Rob Hegedus Music Editor
Sound Cam McLauchlin Music Editor
Art Cam McLauchlin Title Designer
Directing Dug Rotstein Script Supervisor
Crew Jordan Worrell Animal Wrangler
Crew Roberto Campanella Choreographer
Visual Effects P. Kevin Scott Animation Director
Visual Effects Peter Dydo Animation
Visual Effects Carlos Arancibia Animation
Visual Effects Hayley Fromstein Animation
Visual Effects Nate Thomas Animation
Crew Trey Harrell Digital Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Kirsten Bligh Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Jae Won D. Lee Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Ryan MacDuff Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects John Markle Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Anastasia Starova Visual Effects Coordinator
Crew Brandon Schaafsma Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Luke Groves Visual Effects Producer
Crew Warren Appleby Special Effects Coordinator
Sound Steve Switzer Boom Operator
Sound Jill Purdy Dialogue Editor
Sound Steve Baine Foley
Sound Alex Bullick Sound Effects Editor
Sound Kevin Howard Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dashen Naidoo Sound Effects Editor
Sound Tyler Whitham Sound Effects Editor
Sound Paul Gosse Sound Mixer
Sound John Soukup Sound Recordist
Sound Jean-Pascal Beintus Orchestrator
Sound Nicolas Charron Orchestrator
Sound Sylvain Morizet Orchestrator
Sound Clifford J. Tasner Orchestrator
Crew Bruce McLean Transportation Coordinator
Visual Effects Jeremy Johnson Digital Compositor
Sound Nelson Ferreira Sound Editor