Framestore’s film department recently welcomed Sophie Orde to its ranks. She joins the team as visual effects producer on the 2014 Universal release, Dracula Untold. Orde will liaise with Universal while running the production within Framestore.
“Framestore has a global reputation as a leading visual effects company; and it’s a reputation that seems to intensify year by year,” Orde said. “So I’m incredibly excited about joining the company’s extremely talented team. And I’m also very much looking forward to working with the Dracula Untold clients at Universal.”
Formerly chief operating officer for 3D and VFX studio, Jellyfish Pictures, Orde has 15 years of film and TV production experience. Having transferred to visual effects production in 2008, Sophie rose to chief operating officer three years, helping Jellyfish Pictures grow from 14 to 70 people in a short space of time.
Her five-year visual effects career has already seen awards and nominations from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and the Visual Effects Society. Highlights of her career to date include the 2011 BBC series Inside the Human Body, which was praised for its graphics, and 2011’s entirely CG Planet Dinosaur BBC documentary narrated by John Hurt.
“Our film department is growing exponentially to accommodate Framestore’s slate of upcoming releases, which also includes Jupiter Ascending, Edge of Tomorrow and RoboCop,” Framestore’s joint MD of film, Matt Fox, said. “It’s an exciting year and I’m extremely pleased that talent of Sophie’s caliber want to join the team.”