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Jellyfish Pictures Appoints Matthew Bristowe as Director of Operations

Industry veteran with 20+ years of creative and commercial experience to bolster studio’s continued growth in animation and VFX.

Matthew Bristowe.

LONDON -- VFX and animation studio, Jellyfish Pictures, has announced the appointment of Matthew Bristowe as director of operations. With both a creative and commercial background in some of the biggest VFX studios in the world, Bristowe’s hire solidifies Jellyfish Pictures’ continued expansion. 

During his 20+ year career, Bristowe has overseen hundreds of productions with an extensive roster of credits including Aladdin (Disney), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (LucasFilm/Disney), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel), and Guardians of The Galaxy (Marvel). In 2014 he was honored with the Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Award for his work on Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award-winning Gravity. Bristowe led the One of Us VFX team to success in the category of Best Visual and Graphic Effects at the BAFTA’s. His team on The Crown Season 1 garnered Best Digital Effects at the Royal Television Society Awards as well as an additional RTS award and BAFTA nomination in 2018 for The Crown Season 2.

Before joining Jellyfish, Bristowe was head of production at Technicolor. Prior to his work at Technicolor and One of Us, he held senior positions at MPC, and Prime Focus. 

“Matt joining Jellyfish Pictures is a substantial hire for the company,” Jellyfish Pictures CEO Phil Dobree remarked. “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 maximizing productivity while 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 added, “I’ve been extremely fortunate to travel the world and work on some of the biggest films in the last two decades. While 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.”

Source: Jellyfish Pictures