Passion Pictures
Film production
Founded1987; 37 years ago (1987)
FoundersAndrew Ruhemann
Alan Dewhurst
Area served

Passion Pictures is a British film production company established by Andrew Ruhemann in 1987. The company has studios in London, Melbourne, Paris, Toronto, and New York City.

Film production

The company's core business is in commercial and animation output, which includes work for Cartoon Network, music videos for Gorillaz, and the Compare the 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.[1][2]

The department's first film, One Day in September, won an Academy Award in 2000.[3][4] They have since been involved in the 2013 Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man,[5][6] 2015's Listen to Me Marlon[7] and 2016's Oscar-nominated Pear Cider and Cigarettes.[8][9]

In 2017, the company produced the Netflix docuseries Five Came Back based on the book by Mark Harris. They also work on 101 Dalmatian Street.[10] Its Passion Planet subsidiary produces nature documentaries such as The Serengeti Rules.[citation needed]

Passion Animation Studios created several promotional cinematic for the computer game League of Legends.[11]

In 2020, Passion Paris placed second at the Berlin Music Video Awards in the Best Animation category for S+C+A+R+R - "The Rest Of My Days" music video.[12] In 2021, the production company received two nominations for Best Animation by the Berlin Music Video Awards, for their work on the music video "I Had To Leave" by S+C+A+R+R[13] and "Moving Men" by MYD.[14] Passion Pictures produced the 2021 documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In.[15]


  1. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards | 2011". | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  2. ^ "'The Lost Thing' winning Best Animated Short Film", Oscars on YouTube, 2011-03-04.
  3. ^ "One Day in September (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  4. ^ "Documentary Winners: 2000 Oscars". YouTube.
  5. ^ Bernstein, Paula (2014-05-13). "Oscar-Winning 'Searching For Sugar Man' Director Dead at 36". IndieWire. Archived from the original on Apr 12, 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  6. ^ "'Searching for Sugar Man' winning Best Documentary Feature", Oscars on YouTube, 2013-03-04.
  7. ^ "Listen to me Marlon" (DVD video, 2018), WorldCat.
  8. ^ Passion Pictures (Apr 16, 2018). "'Pear Cider And Cigarettes' Trailer". YouTube.
  9. ^ "'Piper' wins Best Animated Short Film", Oscars on YouTube, 2017-04-03.
  10. ^ Rothman, Lily (February 28, 2017). "Exclusive: See the Trailer for Netflix's New Documentary About World War II and Hollywood". Time. Archived from the original on 2017-02-28. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "League of Legends 'Warriors'". Passion Pictures. Archived from the original on Jul 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Sapir, Ronit (May 31, 2020). "Winners of the Berlin Music Video Awards 2020". Berlin Music Video Awards. Archived from the original on Feb 14, 2024.
  13. ^ Molnárová, Petra (March 16, 2021). "2021 nominees - set 3". Berlin Music Video Awards. Archived from the original on Nov 1, 2023.
  14. ^ Molnárová, Petra (March 26, 2021). "2021 nominees - set 9". Berlin Music Video Awards. Archived from the original on Aug 9, 2022.
  15. ^ Lucas, Katherine (2021-05-26). "Everything we know so far about the new Sir Alex Ferguson documentary on Amazon Prime". Archived from the original on Nov 7, 2023.