David Moulton has joined Oscar winning factual production studio Passion Pictures as Creative Director.

Moulton joins from Minnow Films where he was responsible for the studio’s global expansion. Working with SVODs on commissions like Netflix’s Bad Boy Billionaires, he also oversaw a slate of premium series and feature documentaries for HBO, Amazon and Sky Documentaries.

Prior to Minnow, his credits included the BAFTA winning The Murder Detectives and BBC1’s BAFTA and Emmy nominated Ebola Frontline.

Moulton will be tasked with taking Passion’s reputation for award-winning features into television and streaming documentary series.

Passion has also hired Chris Williams, a recent graduate of the Mama Youth project, a programme aimed at tackling the misrepresentation of people from under-represented groups in the media.

David Moulton said: “Joining one of the world’s most creative independent production companies is an honour. Together we will build a premium slate of ideas that combine innovative storytelling, purpose, and global reach, and we’ll be bringing exceptional stories to partners new and old. In these uniquely challenging times, quality, factual television has never been more important. I want to help ensure it lives up to its big moment.”

Andrew Ruhemann, Founder of Passion Pictures, said: “I feel very excited and privileged to have David coming to lead the documentary team. His experience, skill and values are so in line with Passion’s that it feels like the perfect match. We share a passionate desire to tell diverse, meaningful stories across all platforms, and formats, as well as a major interest in discovering and nurturing creative talent in the documentary field. He is the perfect person to manage and realise these big ambitions.”

Jon Creamer