Passion Pictures has hired Pixar veteran David Park as Head of Production for Long Form Animation, tasked with spearheading a dynamic expansion of Passion’s Feature and Long Form production.
Park will help develop and produce a growing slate of original and commissioned projects that build on Passion’s existing success with the Netflix series Love Death + Robots, Headspace and Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Street. The new department head will drive this expansion alongside Passion’s existing team: Founder & Creative Director Andrew Ruhemann, Executive Producer Debbie Crosscup and CEO Nick Southgate.
“It’s very rare to find someone with David’s incredible feature experience, especially in Europe. He has worked on some of the greatest animated movies ever made and I feel very lucky and privileged to have him join us,” commented Ruhemann. “We are both driven by a desire to build something very special here with the amazing talent we have around us.”
At Pixar, Park’s credits include some of the most acclaimed animated films ever made: Ratatouille, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Monsters University and Coco. More recently, Park joined the U.K. company Locksmith to head up production on their forthcoming feature Ron’s Gone Wrong, due for release at the end of 2021.
In addition to growing its award-winning reputation as long form storytellers, Park, with Head of CG Jason Nicholas, will oversee R&D into cutting edge technology for Passion’s in-house pipeline to deliver premium TV series and features.
“I’m thrilled to join such a talented collective. Helping the Passion team further expand their very unique and eclectic voices into even more long form stories is going to be a lot of fun,” said Park.
Passion Pictures has studios in London, Paris and Barcelona; learn more at www.passion-pictures.com