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Passion Pictures Signs South African Studio Tulips and Chimneys to Commercial Roster

From the release:

Passion Pictures today announces the signing of Tulips and Chimneys to its roster of directors for worldwide commercial representation alongside development of animated feature film ‘Biophonica’.

Tulips and Chimneys is led by Ree Treweek and Nina Pfeiffer in Cape Town, South Africa. Creating across multiple mediums and techniques including miniature sets, 2D and 3D animation, their work is characterized by extraordinarily imaginative world-building. Tulips and Chimneys have directed work for Hendrick’s Gin, Unilever and Riot Games amongst others. The studio join Passion Pictures’s commercial roster, led by EP/MDs Kitty Turley and Belle Palmer.

The studio is also in development with Passion Pictures’ Features and Series team, led by Executive Producer Debbie Crosscup, on feature film ‘Biophonica’, a nature-sound-driven animated film. Using music and sounds recorded in the natural world by legendary recordist Martyn Stewart, the film transports you through an Alice in Wonderland-type adventure.

MD & Executive Producer for Passion Pictures Commercials, Belle Palmer said: “We’re excited to welcome our friends, female led-studio Tulips and Chimneys to the Passion Roster. They are incredible world-builders who take viewers on fantastical journeys with their intricate aesthetic and charm. We’re excited to bring their unique skillset to our commercial roster as well as see their work expand into new areas for series and feature films.”

Tulips and Chimneys added: “We’re delighted to be joining the Passion Pictures roster whose exceptional storytelling and groundbreaking animation have always inspired us. In an industry inundated with media where much animation can feel “same same”, Passion’s directors stand out, each with their distinctive styles which are carefully cultivated within the Passion team. We couldn’t wish for a better fit.”

Passion Pictures is a multi-faceted, full-service animation studio working across commercials, features, TV series and shorts. With a reputation for premium, original content, Passion Pictures is home to an award-winning team of innovators at the forefront of animation.

Overseen by Passion Pictures Founder and Executive Creative Director Andrew Ruhemann, the team is in a period of dynamic expansion; currently in production on a highly anticipated animated series for a major streamer, the team is also working on a broad range of original features and episodic series, with a number of streamers and studio partners with development deals already in place.