VFX and animation Studio Jellyfish Pictures made two key senior animation hires.
DreamWorks alumnus and industry veteran Louis Flores has joined the Jellyfish Animation Features team as Visual Effects Supervisor, bringing over 25 years of experience to the role. Formally Head of Effects at DreamWorks Animation and, most recently, VFX Supervisor at Mikros Animation, Flores has worked on iconic film franchises including Kung Fu Panda, Trolls, Croods and How to Train Your Dragon.
Animation and VFX senior executive, Chrissy Metge has been appointed Executive Producer, Animation. Formally at DNEG and Weta, she boasts over two decades of credits that include Entergalactic, Ron’s Gone Wrong, Iron Man 3, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and The Hobbit franchise.
Commenting on the new hires, Natalie Llewellyn, Managing Director – Animation and Originals said, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrissy and Louis, two hugely respected and accomplished senior executives, to the Jellyfish Animation team. They bring top-tier talent and expertise to our burgeoning features department and will be valuable members of our creative and production leadership team as we strategically grow our features business.”
Louis Flores commented, “I am thrilled to be a part of Jellyfish Pictures during such an exciting time. The company is well-known for its outstanding creativity in VFX and Animation. I’m looking forward to working closely with Natalie, Chrissy, and the rest of the animation team to create amazing projects for our clients!”
Chrissy Metge commented, “The opportunity to join Jellyfish Pictures was really compelling. The company has great ambitions, an amazing culture and really cares about creativity. I’m excited to be part of a first-class features team and can’t wait to get started!”
Metge and Flores will partner on a forthcoming, undisclosed animated feature production for a Hollywood studio and their appointments reinforce Jellyfish Animation’s continued expansion into the feature animation and high-end episodic content market. Jellyfish Pictures is also currently in production on an animated series for Netflix EMEA/Lime entitled Wereworld, based on a popular book series by Curtis Jobling and a feature adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved children’s books for Netflix Features Animation.
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