Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures

Phil Dobree

Phil setup Jellyfish Pictures in 2001 and has successfully help transform it into a globally respected VFX and animation studio. Phil has a unique insight into the VFX and Animation industries having been in the industry for more than 20 years.

Phil's talent for finding creative solutions and delivering award winning work has been proven over a number of years on many different projects. He has won and been nominated for multiple BAFTA, RTS, EMMY and VES awards. He was selected in the RTS Broadcast HOT 100 most influential people in Broadcast Media in 2012/13, and Jellyfish was selected in 2015 as one of the top 25 global VFX companies to watch by Animation World.


Phil's life pre VFX and Animation involved working in Games and Graphic design. This included publishing and designing limited edition artist's books that were sold into many of the world's leading museums and art galleries including MOMA, Tate Britain, and the Stedelijk museum.


Phil has been invited to talk at numerous industry events (Siggraph, Koln Film and TV festival, ADAPT, Realscreen, BAFTA, WCSFP and the VFX Festival). Phil is also a BAFTA, RTS and VES judge and a member of the VFX/digital effects and Animation chapter of BAFTA.