Andrew Ruhemann is a film producer, director and the founder of Passion Pictures, the double Academy Award winning independent production company.
Passion Pictures is a world leader in character animation and is known for its many award winning commercial campaigns, including Compare the Market featuring Aleksandr meerkat and the acclaimed Gorillaz music videos.
Ruhemann established Passion Pictures in 1987 in London and in the early days the company was focused exclusively on producing traditional 2D drawn animation. Today character animation is still the company’s core business, and the expanded studio offers all forms of animation from computer animation to stop frame. The company represents animation directors for commercial and film work and has offices in Paris and New York.
The company also has a division which has produced over 30 feature documentary and drama films which Ruhemann heads with executive producer John Battsek. This division was founded in 1997. Passion Planet, headed by director and producer David Allen, makes films about the environment, science and natural world and was formed in 2010.