About Jonathan Symmonds – Our Co-Founder
In his talk, Jonathan explores the impact of animation on his life and how it helped him cope with personal loss. Jonathan is the Co-Founder of Sophoria Visual Effects studio. With over 18 years of experience in the film and Games Industry and having worked on a number of projects including, James Cameron’s Avatar, Trollhunter, Where the Wild Things Are, Game of Thrones, Prince of Persia, Dark Tide and more.
Jonathan Symmonds went through a difficult childhood losing most of his family members due to unfortunate circumstances. However, this did not stop him in his passion for remaining creative. He opened SOPHORIA VFX studios alongside his former work colleague Romy Tesei and together they have build SOPHORIA. “It is important to always remain positive, try to not let the hard times overwhelm you emotionally.”