Jon Alwen has stepped down as SVP of Non-Fiction programming at Pulse films to launch his own indie, Astronaut Films.

Astronaut’s focus will be “premium documentaries for the International and UK markets.”

“I loved my time at Pulse and am very proud of the work we created but it’s the perfect time to set out on my own. Despite the current situation the documentary market has never been healthier, we’ve got a plethora of outlets to work with and a global audience hungry for high-end content. There’s also a huge number of exciting directorial voices with stories they’re desperate to tell about this extraordinary period we are all living through. We want to give them the best possible home and find the perfect partners for their work”. 

Jon Alwen was previously Head of Documentaries at All 3 owned Lion TV. Before that he was an Executive Producer at Voltage TV where he Exec produced the Ursula Macfarlane helmed BAFTA nominated feature documentary One Deadly Weekend in America for the BBC. Other credits at Voltage include: 7 Days in Summer (BBC2), Killing at the Carwash (BBC3), Inside the Factory (BBC2), Pompeii’s Final Hours (Five) and NHS: £2bn a week and Counting (C4). 

Astronaut is represented by ICM Partners. 

Jon Creamer