LONDON – Jellyfish Pictures has strengthened of its leadership team with the promotion of Matthew Bristowe to managing director and Sarah Tanner to director of operations. To support them in their roles the company have made two key appointments in Infrastructure and HR. The move is in line with the company’s rapid global growth and access to talent, utilising the firm’s innovative virtual technology.
Bristowe joined Jellyfish in 2019 as director of operations, following over two decades in the VFX industry, including senior roles at MPC, DNEG, Technicolor and One of Us. His new role will see him tasked with the day to day management of the company as well as growing revenue across Jellyfish’s VFX, art department and feature animation businesses.
Joining the company in 2017, Tanner has led Jellyfish’s HR and talent strategy as HR director over the past three years. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in the successful expansion of the company’s animation business, opening of new studios and the move to remote working during COVID. The new role recognizes these duties in an official capacity. Tanner will now oversee all operations and resources in addition to her HR responsibilities.
Reporting to Jellyfish founder and CEO, Phil Dobree, both Bristowe and Tanner will play a key role in the company’s ongoing global expansion.
To support Bristowe and Tanner in their new roles, the company have hired new head of infrastructure, Martin Weaver, to oversee Jellyfish’s ongoing drive for technical excellence and innovation in virtual tech and global working. He will be reporting into Jellyfish CTO, Jeremy Smith, as well as working closely with Tanner. Weaver boasts 30 years of industry experience, having held senior positions at MPC, ILM and Technicolor.