Passion is a multiple Oscar winning independent production company with offices and animation studios in London, Paris, New York and Melbourne. Between Passion, Passion Raw and Strange Beast we represent over 60 exciting directors, from established names to emerging talent. Together, this team creates animation and live action across a wide range of media including commercials, digital, shorts, music videos, computer games, websites and live events. Passion is world renowned for its ground breaking Gorillaz music videos, a 10 year collaboration with the band’s founders Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn and Passion director Pete Candeland which produced a multitude of award winning films and live concerts. We are also enormously proud of The Lost Thing, a short film directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan and winner of an Academy Award for Short Film Animation in 2011. The Lost Thing was produced by Passion Pictures Australia with funding from Screen Australia and Passion Pictures. The TV commercial campaign for Compare the Market directed by Darren Walsh has broken industry records in terms of its success and Aleksandr the Meerkat has become a UK household name. The stunning animation for the Harmonix game The Beatles: Rock Band directed by Pete Candeland was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “insanely cool”. We could go on but…would love you to take a look for yourselves. Passion was founded by Andrew Ruhemann, CEO.