VFX and animation studio, Jellyfish Pictures, has hired Matthew Bristowe as Director of Operations.
Bristowe joins Jellyfish Pictures after a stint as Head of Production at Technicolor. During his 20 years in the industry, Bristowe has overseen hundreds of productions and his credits include Aladdin (Disney), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (LucasFilm/Disney), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Marvel) Guardians Of The Galaxy (Marvel) and in 2014 was given the Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Award for his work on Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award-winning Gravity.
He also led the One Of Us VFX team to a Bafta for Best Visual and Graphic Effects and an RTS Best Digital Effects award for The Crown Season 1 and a further RTS award and BAFTA nomination in 2018 for The Crown Season 2.
Prior to working with Technicolor and One of Us, Bristowe held senior positions at MPC, and Prime Focus.
Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures, said, “Matt joining Jellyfish Pictures is a substantial hire for the company. 2019 has seen us focus on our growth, following the opening of our newest studio in Sheffield, and Matt’s extensive experience of bringing together creativity and strategy will be instrumental in our further expansion. Working alongside myself and the rest of the Leadership team, Matt will balance maximising productivity whilst ensuring we provide the best possible creative environment for talent to perform to their optimum ability. I welcome Matt and look forward to the benefits both the company and the team will experience as a result of him being part of the Jellyfish team.”
Bristowe said, “I’ve been extremely fortunate to travel the world and work on some of the biggest films in the last two decades. Whilst I have picked up one or two awards on the way, my biggest accomplishment has been building teams and watching them excel at the creative challenges they are tasked with. Jellyfish Pictures is an ambitious, talented, cutting edge, world leading VFX and animation company, and I can’t wait to work alongside this already great team and achieve great things together.”
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