Passion Pictures is an independent film production company established by CEO Andrew Ruhemann in 1987 with studios in London, Paris and New York.
The company's animation output includes the Gorillaz music videos and the Compare the Market.com commercial campaign featuring Aleksandr Orlov (meerkat). Passion Australia produced The Lost Thing directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2011.
In addition to the core animation business, Passion Pictures has a number of associated companies and divisions engaged in a variety of film making activities:
Passion Pictures film department, headed by producer John Battsek, is one of the most successful and prolific producers of cinema documentaries in the international marketplace. The department's first film One Day in September won an Academy Award in 2000 and they have since produced upwards of 30 high profile films, including the 2013 BAFTA and Oscar™ winning Searching for Sugar Man.
Strange Beast represents emerging animation talent and is managed by executive producer Samantha O'Keefe.
Passion Raw was founded in 2011 and is managed by executive producer Dan Scott Croxford. The company produces live action commercials, music videos and multi media projects.
Passion Planet is headed by director and Emmy Award winning producer David Allen and produces innovative science and natural history documentaries.
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