Framestore’s film department has hired Sophie Orde, who joins the team as Visual Effects Producer on the 2014 Universal release, Dracula Untold. Sophie will be responsible for liaising with Universal while running the production within Framestore.
Formerly Chief Operating Officer for 3D and VFX studio, Jellyfish Pictures, Orde has 15 years of film and TV production experience. Having transferred to visual effects production in 2008, Sophie made a meteoric rise to Chief Operating Officer in just three years, helping Jellyfish Pictures grow from 14 to 70 people in a short space of time.
Her five-year visual effects career has already been highly decorated, with awards and nominations from the likes of BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and the Visual Effects Society. Highlights of her career to date include the 2011 BBC series Inside the Human Body, which was praised for its spectacular graphics, and 2011’s entirely CG Planet Dinosaur BBC documentary narrated by John Hurt.
Framestore’s Joint MD of Film, Matt Fox, said: “Our film department is growing exponentially to accommodate Framestore’s slate of upcoming releases, which also includes Jupiter Ascending, Edge of Tomorrow and RoboCop. It’s an exciting year and I'm extremely pleased that talent of Sophie's calibre want to join the team.”
Framestore’s VFX Producer, Sophie Orde, said: "Framestore has a global reputation as a leading visual effects company; and it’s a reputation that seems to intensify year by year. So I’m incredibly excited about joining the company’s extremely talented team. And I’m also very much looking forward to working with the Dracula Untold clients at Universal."