Lightstream Animation Studios was founded in 2007 by Jamy Wheless and John Helms, veterans of George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Working for over a decade on such blockbuster hits as Star Wars: Episode I and III, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Transformers, the duo wanted to refocus their efforts on being part of the storytelling process. “Our passion has always been about telling stories and creating memorable characters,” explains Wheless. Unlike the traditional studio system model where you implement an existing story blueprint, the duo now have the chance to create and develop original stories, along with animation and visual effects. Their latest project, The King's Daughter, a historical science fiction drama, starring Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario, William Hurt, and Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing, is slated for release in 2016.