Phil Dobree’s visual effects studio may be London-based, but it spent much of the past year in a galaxy far, far away.
That’s because his team was hard at work generating spaceships, alien planetscapes and a harsh galactic storm for scenes in Hollywood sci-fi flick, Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“When A New Hope came out in the Seventies, no one had seen effects like that before,” says the Jellyfish Pictures co-founder. “We were so proud to be pushing the boundaries of VFX again.”
The project caps a strong year for the firm, which worked on two Netflix original films and three hit children’s animation series. To meet a healthy pipeline, it will more than double headcount to 300 over the next 12 months and move office in January.