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Phil Dobree

Jellyfish Pictures

CEO

Phil Dobree

Phil co-founded Jellyfish Pictures in 2001 and has overseen its growth in becoming one of the most respected independent companies in the industry. During his career he has worked in all genres of content creation including, film, commercials, animation, games and broadcast TV, winning multiple BAFTA, VES, RTS and EMMY awards.

Phil holds a unique insight into the industry and the variety of qualities needed to enable the company to compete and thrive on a global scale. He has helped the company work on brands such as Star Wars in film. Black Mirror in TV and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming in episodic animation.

Recognising the importance of future trends and the requirements of an ever evolving industry, he has overseen the development of pioneering cloud technology, resulting in seamless hybrid rendering solutions and the virtualisation of all Jellyfish studios, a first for the industry, winning the company the Excellence in Virtualisation Award for the inaugural Broadcast Tech and Innovation Awards in 2019.

Phil is also a BAFTA, RTS and VES judge and a member of the VFX/Digital Effects and Animation chapter of BAFTA. He sits on the board of UK Screen Alliance, Animation UK and the council of the Creative Industries Federation.