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Rhythm & Hues cofounder launches new VFX company

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Carrie Mok

John Hughes has formed PHD with VFX veterans Helena Packer and Kevin Donovan

Rhythm & Hues cofounder launches new VFX company

John Hughes, cofounder of Rhythm & Hues, has announced new company PHD, a new collective led by Hughes, Helena Packer and film/TV/commercials director Kevin Donovan.

PHD is a full-service post production house working across the genres of VR/AR, independent films, documentaries, select TV projects including limited series and commercials with live action production services.

John Hughes said, “In a sense, our new company is a reconfigured version of R&H, but now we are much smarter, much more nimble, and much more results driven. We have very little overhead to deal with. Our team is among the best in the world, and has worked on hundreds of award winning films and commercials, many of which have featured highly acclaimed digital animals, such as the Oscar winning Life of Pi.”

Rhythm & Hues cofounder launches new VFX company
John Hughes, Helena Packer and Kevin Donovan.

PHD has offices in Los Angeles, India, Malaysia and South Africa and since the company’s launch, PHD has already worked on numerous projects, including two PSAs for the Climate Change organisation 5 To Do Today, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.

Helena Packer added, “The word ‘Value’ is of utmost importance to us when it comes to our clients. PHD is a highly efficient new company – we have digital artists here in Los Angeles, as well as in India, Malaysia and South Africa. Our combined team has extensive experience in prepping, shooting and handling all aspects of production and post-production for visual effects. The team is based upon creating world-class, VFX storytelling with the hands-on involvement of all the principals on every project. Because of our vast network of worldwide talent, we are able to produce stunning results in the most efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner possible.”