Passion Pictures is one of Europe's leading independent production companies, producing award winning films in a variety of contemporary styles including 2D drawn animation, computer animation, stop frame animation, mixed media, and live-action.
The Oscar winning company has built a reputation as one of the most innovative and experimental studios producing work for feature films, short films, commercials and music videos. Passion's Film & TV department has 3 films screening at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and has been nominated for a BAFTA for its highly acclaimed documentary, 'Black Sun.'
Passion Pictures is probably best known for its ground breaking animation for the hit band Gorillaz and has produced 8 music videos under the direction of Pete Candeland and Jamie Hewlett, culminating in live performances at the MTV Europe Awards and with Madonna at this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Other favourites are Tim Hope's music videos for Coldplay and One Giant Leap and City Paradise, a BAFTA nominated short film directed by Gaelle Denis.
The studio has just completed animation sequences for Beatrix Potter the feature film starring Rene Zellwegger to be released in January 2007 and directors SSSR have crafted a film for Microsoft’s US launch of their Zune MP3 player. Passion Pictures has a wealth of expertise in mixing live action with animation and houses a highly experienced team of directors, producers, visual effects supervisors, art directors and CG artists. Recent examples of this type of work include the Gorillaz videos from the Demon Days album and the award winning Vodafone “Mayfly??? commercial (dir: Peter Thwaites, Gorgeous, animation directed by Darren Walsh).
Passion Pictures is based in London and Paris.