Pulse Films non-fiction chief Jon Alwen exits to launch doc-focused Astronaut
Pulse Films’ non-fiction chief Jon Alwen has stepped down to launch his own production firm.
Astronaut Films will focus on premium documentaries for UK and international markets and is based out of London.
Alwen moved to Pulse having been head of docs at All3M media-owned LionTV and before that worked as an exec producer at Voltage TV.
His credits include Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator at Pulse, while Alwen was also behind BBC doc One Deadly Weekend In America while working at Voltage TV.
“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.”