Atotonilco was born in Mexico City in 2010, from the need to make independent animation films that provoke reflection and promote free and independent thinking.
Our mission is to create stories that resonate with each of the people we target. We aim to achieve this by telling stories that no one has dared to tell before.
Financing an independent feature film is usually a long, winding road with many obstacles. with many obstacles, in which there are stages of financial gaps that slow down the production. It is not always possible to obtain all the necessary resources through government financing. And if we talk about animation, the costs are usually higher than those of "live action", especially when the animation is of high quality and complexity.
Hanta is our animated feature film project in which we have come a long way in research, development and preparation. long way of research, development and preparation. Its powerful story is based on the novel by the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal "where a waste paper presser is on a mission to make paper bullets out of paper. mission to make paper bullets out of censored books he receives every day, while he holds very interesting philosophical talks with historical and imaginary characters. imaginary characters.
The film is set in Prague during the spring of 1968, when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia. It is based on the writer's own experiences, in a time of repression, censorship and danger, Nevertheless, the story and the context do not expire, as we could be talking about Mexico City, New York or New York City. Mexico City, New York or Moscow of today.
We are convinced of the importance of telling this story and we have found a way to do it through a and unique style, which is reflected in our sketches and animation tests. sketches and animation tests, which have touched those who see them. This encourages us to double our efforts to make this film a reality.
The road ahead is not easy and we are at a point where we need to ask for your help. to ask for your help. We have launched a crowdfunding campaign (crowd funding), to complement Atotonilco estudio's investment, together with the support we have the support obtained so far, thanks to the Ibermedia Program, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Ventana Animation Film Festival, and Ventana Sur.
We invite you to get to know the story and become part of the community. If you want to join us, access the Donorbox platform, where you can make donations in exchange for rewards. in exchange for rewards. We are also in the process of building an international co-production, as it is practically impossible to find 100% of the resources in a single country.
Your support and diffusion are very important to us, as each contribution will help us reach each of the goals that we will be setting and updating periodically.
"Rodrigo Herranz Fanjul studied economics at ITAM and began his adventure in the film industry in 1998. From 2002 to 2004 he was Production Director at ULTRA FILMS, from where he developed and produced his first two feature films as producer: Mi vida dentro (2007) directed by Lucia Gajá and Conozca la cabeza de Juan Pérez (2008) directed by Emilio Portes, from whom he later produced Pastorela (2011) winning in Arieles awards for Best Screenplay, Director and Film to name a few.
He is co-producer of No quiero dormir sola, directed by Natalia Beristain, premiered at the Mostra de Venecia 2012 and winner of Best Feature Film at the Morelia Film Festival.
In 2016 she premieres the second documentary by Lucía Gajá Batallas íntimas and the second feature film by Dariela Ludlow, Esa era Dania both in competition at the Morelia International Film Festival.
In 2019 she premieres her 1st horror feature film: Belzebuth, which revolves around a series of infanticides linked to the arrival of an ancestral demon. The film reached more than 700,000 spectators with very good reviews. That same year, Disparos (2019) premiered at the Guadalajara Film Festival.
He served as Treasurer of the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMACC) between 2015 and 2020, and of which he is an active member.
He is currently advancing in the development and financing of different documentary, comedy, thriller and animation projects."
"Emilio Ramos has worked in the field of animation for 25 years.
In 2006 he obtained a Master's degree in animation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His first short film, Niebla, was selected in 54 film and animation festivals, and was awarded in 12 of them.
In 2007 he worked as animation director on the operas The Gold of the Rhine and Valkyrie, for the theater company La fura dels Baus.
Since 2010 he has directed more than 20 animated short films and audiovisual museum installations. In 2016 he co-directed the short film Nos faltan, which won the award for best documentary short at the Guanajuato Film Festival, special mention at the Zinebi 59 festival and was an official selection at the Annecy and Ottawa Animation Festivals.
From 2016 to 2019 he was a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte del FONCA where he developed Hanta, his first feature film.
In 2022 he was selected with his first animated feature film Hanta in the Annecy Residency 2022, a project that is currently seeking funding.
He is currently a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA), support with which he is developing Semillas a documentary short film about the crisis of violence in Mexico.