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Passion Pictures is an independent film production company specialising in character animation. 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. The company was established by Andrew Ruhemann in 1987 and is based in London with offices in 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). In 2011 The Lost Thing directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The Film was produced by Passion Australia with funding from Screen Australia.
Passion Pictures has a film and television department specializing in documentary features, which was founded in 1997 by producer John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann. Credits include One Day in September (dir: Kevin McDonald 2000) and since then the company has produced upwards of 30 award winning films.
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 producer Dave Allen and makes programmes about the environment and wildlife.
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