Spring Pictures is a film and television production company. Set up in 2004 by the award-winning producer Lucie Wenigerova, the company has produced for both TV and cinema. Lucie is a graduate of the Producing Department of the UK’s National Film and TV School (NFTS). Her graduation animation short Sap was nominated for a Bafta in 2003. Shortly after her graduation, Lucie worked as Associate Producer on the Sally Potter film Yes, starring Joan Allen and Sam Neill.
The company's first production was the TV family film Mist: the Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy for UK terrestrial broadcaster Five. Five subsequently commissioned three spin-off series, Mist: Sheepdog Tales, for its pre-school strand Milkshake. The ‘Mist’ programmes have been distributed in the UK and sold internationally by the distributor and sales agent eOne, with North America proving to be the most profitable market.
In 2010 Spring Pictures produced its first theatrical feature Strawberry Fields, made as part of Film London's Microwave scheme. The film received its world premiere at the London Film Festival in 2011. It was released by Soda Pictures in the UK in the summer of 2012 and broadcast on BBC 2 in July 2013.
Lucie’s next production was Let's Draw the Olympics! for Czech Centre London, the Czech government agency set up to promote Czech culture abroad. This 10-minute animation featured artwork created by 180 children and premiered in London and Prague during the London 2012 Olympics.
The company’s new projects include theatrical features as well as TV programmes.
Lucie is an ACE producer (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen) and a member of BAFTA.