EXCLUSIVE: The UK-based VFX and animation company Jellyfish Pictures has made two senior hires in an expansion of its VFX division.
Industrial Light & Magic and NVIZ alum Jamie Wood has been appointed Head of Compositing. Wood joins with over 22 years of compositing experience. He most recently worked on Netflix’s feature Heart of Stone and has worked on multiple major movie franchises, including Star Trek, X-Men, The Wizarding World, and MCU titles.
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Pete Seager has also joined the Jellyfish Pictures VFX team as Head of CG. With a broad background as a CG Supervisor, Lighting Lead, and Rendering Supervisor, Seager has worked in the VFX industry for over 16 years. His credits include work on big-budget features like the latest Bond entry, No Time To Die, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, The Matrix Resurrections, and Avengers: Endgame.
Commenting on the new hires, Phil Greenlow, Managing Director, VFX, said, “It’s a privilege to welcome Jamie and Pete into the Jellyfish Pictures fold. Their combined decades of experience and vast knowledge of high-end VFX speak for themselves, and their unique perspectives complement our creative leadership perfectly. Together, they make a truly exciting addition to the team.”
Wood said he was “genuinely delighted” to be joining the Jellyfish “VFX crew.”
“Their exceptional workplace culture and unwavering commitment to high-quality visual effects and craftsmanship feels like the ideal fit for me, so I’m excited to collaborate with the talented team and be part of their continued success,” he said.
Seager added: “It’s fantastic to join Jellyfish Pictures, and I’m thankful for this unique opportunity. With so much creativity and ambition within the team, I’m looking forward to working closely with everyone to help push the boundaries of what we can achieve in VFX.”
Jellyfish Pictures’ VFX output for 2024 includes Ellen Kuras’ Lee, starring Kate Winslet, Constellation for Apple TV+, and the upcoming series Nautilus. The company’s other past credits include Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Netflix’s Stranger Things.
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