About Us

SOPHORIA is a full service visual effects company. We offer our clients production work including Design, Editing, Animation, Storyboarding, VFX for commercials, feature films, television shows and Interactive Virtual Reality.

Our clients include advertising agencies, directors, broadcasters and retail production houses. We specialise in photo-realistic work but also collaborate with creative solutions to 2D, concept design and integrating VFX into pre and post-production media.

We also offer compositing and Title Sequences to our clientele and we enjoy working closely with producers and directors from all over the World. We are based in the UK but if needed can deploy a team to work with our partners in a preferred location.


SOPHORIA was co-founded by Jonathan Symmonds and Romy Tesei in early 2017. They met in 2012 when they worked together on a project in Italy and ever since then have been working on a diverse range of projects to build up a portfolio of high quality work.

Jonathan comes from a film background having worked on such productions as AVATAR, Harry Potter, Prince of Persia, Trollhunter, Dark Tide, Nanny McPhee, Where the Wild Things Are and was the Lead Animator on the Game of Thrones.

Romy comes from an Interior Design and Architecture background in 3D visual effects and has over 15 years of experience dealing with high-end clients from all around the world. His amazing skill in final look development kept him in high demand from his clients.

Combining their years of experience, they decided to join forces to focus on the TV and Film industry and created a high-end Visual Effects Studio. The studio was setup in the UK and is now expanding.

Core Members

Jonathan Symmonds – Animation Director
Jonathan joined Romy in Italy in 2011. He came from a CG background and focused mainly on Animation having worked on projects such as Avatar, Prince of Persia, Nanny McPhee, Trollhunter, Knerten, Dark Tide, Primeval and most recently the Game of Thrones as the Lead Animator.

He brings with him 17 Years of experience in the Industry. Jonathan has been an online animation lecturer for 7 years having taught over 1000 students. He moved to Italy in 2011 and from there and after working side by side with Romy, they realised that together they were stronger and so opened SOPHORIA.

The talent Jonathan brings makes him quite unique in that not only has he worked with multiple companies in different locations all over the world he has a vast range of experience in production working closely with Clients and Directors alike both remote and on location.

He was nominated three times for a VES Award for his work on the Game of Thrones. His professional network is vast and spans all types of the production pipeline from Storyboarding to final editing.

Romy Tesei – VFX / CGI Supervisor
Romy has over 15 years of experience in the the VFX industry. His attention to detail and his professional relationship he maintains with his clients is what the clients love about working with SOPHORIA.

Starting off as a freelance 3D artist and web designer, Romy noticed early on that creating professional work in multimedia was what every client strives for. His natural skill and talent meant that the work he produced early on in his career was nothing short of extraordinary and as he started to be more in demand from clients he decided to open his own studio.

Co-Founding SOPHORIA meant that Romy could focus on the relationships he has with his clients while supervising and maintaining his high quality expectations from his team. He has worked with many agencies Including Leo Burnett, McCann, Y&R, Bolin Marketing to name a few. There is no software he cannot utilize and his technical knowledge of all areas of production is what sets him apart.

Romy loves to work closely with clients and Directors building a bridge between the creative vision and the technical aspects of production.

Diletta Catà – VFX Producer
Diletta joined SOPHORIA in 2017. Diletta is multilingual and her ability to handle clients and manage the production pipeline was what SOPHORIA could not do without.

She has a bright and cheerful approach to work and is focused on making sure the clients needs are always met. Diletta also comes from a film and acting background so her knowledge and skills relating to the creative process of production and editing is a skill that SOPHORIA was looking for in a producer.

Well travelled, Diletta loves to work closely with the production departments of our partners and clients and her charming personality always lightens the mood whether it be on-location or in the middle of an intense deadline in-house project.