Academy Award-winning factual studio Passion Pictures (Searching For Sugar Man, Belushi) has appointed former Minnow Films executive David Moulton as creative director.
Moulton will be tasked with bringing more docuseries into Passion’s roster, which currently includes such feature doc and special projects as Citizen K, Circus of Books, and The Octopus in My House.
Previously, he spent nearly four years serving at Minnow Films where he was responsible for the outfit’s global expansion. As director of development, he worked with streaming platforms on such commissions as Bad Boy Billionaires for Netflix, and oversaw a slate of premium series and feature docs for HBO, Amazon and Sky Documentaries.
Prior to Minnow, Moulton worked at David Glover and Mark Raphael’s 72 Films and multimedia prodco Ten Alps, a division of Zinc Media Group. His past production credits have included such projects as the BAFTA-winning The Murder Detectives; BBC1′s BAFTA- and Emmy-nominated Ebola Frontline; BBC3′s The Supergamers; and BBC2′s Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet.
Passion has also hired Chris Williams, a recent graduate of the Mama Youth project, which is aimed at “tackling the misrepresentation of people from under-represented groups in the media.”
“Joining one of the world’s most creative independent production companies is an honor,” said Moulton in a statement. “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,” he added.