Who we are

PH D has extensive experience in prepping, shooting and handling of all aspects of production & post-production for visual effects (VFX). The team is based upon creating world-class, VFX storytelling with the hands-on involvement of all the principals on every project. Because of a vast network of worldwide talent, PH D is able to produce stunning results in the most efficient, timely. and cost-effective manner possible.

Currently, PH D has just wrapped a project for Climate Change featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron and they are in the process of creating 10 talking elephant and rhino commercials for the international animal advocacy group, WildAid.

Our Team
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Founder

JOHN HUGHES

JOHN HUGHES was the founder of Rhythm and Hues (R&H) and led the studio for 26 years, earning 3 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects (Babe, The Golden Compass, and Life of Pi) as well as 4 scientific and engineering Academy Awards. A hands-on artist for much of his career, John graduated from the University of Minnesota with Bachelors Degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and serves on their Science and Technology Committee as well as the Digital Imaging Technology Subcommittee. R&H was famous for creating its own proprietary software for photo-realistic character animation and visual effects.

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HELENA PACKER

HELENA PACKER was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2008 for her creative contribution to filmmaking as an accomplished VFX artist, supervisor, and producer. Her expertise extends beyond feature films to episodic TV, stereoscopic 3-D, and animation. Packer has been the Visual Effects Supervisor and Flame artist for hundreds of commercials and over twenty movies including 21 Jump Street and Charlie Wilson’s War.

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KEVIN DONOVAN

KEVIN DONOVAN is a film,TV and commercials director particularly well-versed in action & visual effects. He directed the feature, The Tuxedo and is producing the TV Series What Would Trejo Do? He has shot over 700 commercials and won six Cannes Lions. Donovan has filmed projects in Thailand, Romania, South Africa, Brazil, Hong Kong, Kenya, Spain, India, Taiwan, France, Canada, China, and Tanzania.