About us

Founded in 2021 by an ex-DNEG supervisor and ex-Warner Bros senior executive, Magic Dust is a BIFA-nominated visual effects company located in the heart of London that delivers high-end visual effects for film and television at the same quality as larger facilities with a leaner cost structure.

As a company, we are passionate about delivering high-quality, seamless VFX that supports the story whilst providing a flourishing, supportive and inclusive environment for our team. For our clients we act as true partners. We work collaboratively and closely with our clients throughout the film-making process, helping them find creative, high-quality solutions that work for their budgets.

Ahmed Yousry

Co-founder and VFX Supervisor

Ahmed is a leading visual effects supervisor with over 16 years experience of working in VFX at companies like DNEG, Pixomondo, Hydraulics and The Mill. Ahmed has managed teams of over 100 artists to deliver films like Interstellar, The King, Fast and The Furious amongst other titles.

In his spare time, you’ll find Ahmed taking on a new persona as a food critic and attempting to bridge the human-cat communication barrier.

Suzie Boavida

Co-founder and Head of production

Suzie co-founded Magic Dust VFX with Ahmed and heads up production for the company. Suzie has over 8 years experience of working in film, including at Warner Bros. where she acted as Chief of Staff for the UK, Irish and Spanish offices and successfully lobbied the government in renewing the UK film tax credits. Suzie was then promoted to Business Development Director of the Harry Potter franchise worldwide, and was one of the senior executives responsible for the brand.

In her spare time, Suzie enjoys organising neighbourhood street parties, overly ambitious group holidays and solving other people’s problems.