Passion Pictures’ first feature documentary ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER was conceived and produced by JOHN BATTSEK and went on to win an Academy Award® in 1999. Passion has since been at the forefront of feature documentary production – as evidenced by a prolific run of multi-award winning films, a reputation for securing international theatrical releases, and – as of 2018 – an unprecedented thirteen consecutive years premiering films at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

Notable titles include: RESTREPO, THE TILLMAN STORY, THE IMPOSTER, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, WINTER ON FIRE and LISTEN TO ME MARLON – these films and others see Passion collaborate with some of the most exciting filmmakers, writers, journalists, editors, composers, cinematographers and production partners working in the industry today. We hope our films connect, move and inspire through the power of extraordinary true stories.


Passion Planet, established in 2011, has swiftly secured a stellar reputation for innovative and inspiring science and natural history documentaries. After a prolific twenty-year career as a leading Producer in his field, multi Emmy-award winning DAVID ALLEN now heads up a large team of leading creatives, producers and experts across Planet’s specialist output.
These include a wide and varied range of tailored approaches, formats and genre – from authored narratives like the acclaimed MY LIFE AS A TURKEY  to ambitious landmark series like EARTH: A NEW WILD, for National Geographic and PBS – and director Sasha Snow’s feature drama-documentary  HADWIN’S JUDGEMENT for FilmFour and the Canadian Film Board. Passion Planet has already garnered thirteen international awards, including Wildscreen Golden Panda and two Emmys®.


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