Atotonilco Studio was created in Barcelona in 2006 with the short film Niebla (Fog) under the direction of Emilio Ramos, co-founder. In 2010, the studio got settled in Mexico City.
Our priority, as an animation studio, is to tell stories with honesty and authenticity in digital formats, museographic and great format projections. We are looking, through animation, styles and powerful narratives, to invite the audience to reflect, grow and heal.
Your support and diffusion are very import to us, as every contribution will help us to reach each of the goals that we will be setting and updating periodically.
Rodrigo Herranz Fanjul studied economics at ITAM and started his adventure in the Mexican film industry in 1998. From 2002 to 2004 he was Production Director at ULTRA FILMS, where he produced and developed his first two features as producer: My Life Inside (2007) directed by Lucia Gajá and Conozca la cabeza de Juan Pérez (2008) directed by Emilio Portes, with who he partnered and produced Pastorela(2011), which won the Mexican Academy Ariel awards for best script, director, and film of the year.
He then co-produced She Doesn’t Want to Sleep Alone, directed by Natalia Beristain, released at la Mostra in Venice, and awarded as best feature at the Morelia International Film Festival in 2012.
In 2016 Rodrigo released Lucía Gajá’s second documentary: Intimate Battles and Dariela Ludlow’s second feature: She was Dania, both at Morelia IFF.
In 2019 was released his first horror film: Belzebuth, where a series of infanticides are linked to the arrival of an ancestral demon. The film was seen in cinemas by over 700,000 people with great reviews. That same year he released Shooting (2019) at the Guadalajara Film Festival.
He served as Treasurer for the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) between 2015 and 2020, where he is an active member.
He is currently working 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 graduated from an animation masters degree at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His first short film, Fog, was selected to be part of 54 film and animation festivals, and it received awards in 12 of them.
In 2007, he worked as animation director in the operas The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie, for the La Fura dels Bause theatre company.
Since 2010 he has directed more than 20 animated short films and audiovisual museographic installations. In 2016 he co-directed Nos Faltan, which won best short documentary at the Festival de Cine de Guanajuato, honorary mention at Zinebi 59 festival and it was part of the official selection at the animation festivals of Annecy and Ottawa.
From 2016 to 2019 he was a member of the National System of Art Creators of FONCA, where he developed Hanta, his first feature film.
In 2022 he was selected with his first feature film Hanta in the Annecy Residency 2022, a project that is currently looking for financing.
He is currently a member of the National System of Art Creators (FONCA), which support is helping develop Seeds, a short documentary about the violence crisis in Mexico.