Passion Adds New Factual Titles to Catalog


LONDON: Passion Distribution has bolstered its portfolio with new factual content from U.K. production partners Minnow Films, Pulse Films, Iconoclast, Sundog Pictures and BBC Studios.

The new additions to the catalog are Spies, a 4×30-minute constructed documentary series; The Art of Japanese Life, a 3×60-minute art program; Black is the New Black, a 4×60-minute docuseries; and The Trouble with Dad, an hour-long documentary.

In Spies, men and women participate in a variety of exercises based on Britain’s Intelligence Officer New Entry Course. The series debuted in January on Channel 4 and is produced by Minnow Films and GroupM Entertainment.

The Art of Japanese Life looks on as art historian Dr. James Fox takes viewers on a journey through the art and history of Japan. It is a BBC Studios production for BBC Four.

Black is the New Black sees a variety of figures from the worlds of politics, business, culture, religion and science share their experiences of being black and British. It is co-produced by Pulse Films and Iconoclast for BBC Two.

The Trouble with Dad spotlights the relationship between comedian/writer David Baddiel, his brother and their father, who suffers from a rare form of dementia. The doc is a Sundog Pictures production for Channel 4.

Jimmy Humphrey, the head of acquisitions at Passion Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to expand the network of producers we represent and build relationships with talented U.K. producers who are delivering stand-out content. It is a testament to Passion Distribution’s reputation in the marketplace and the result of the ongoing success of our content acquisition strategy.”