Ado Ato Pictures is an international award-winning Los Angeles and Amsterdam-based film studio, specializing in immersive media storytelling led by award-winning director, Tamara Shogaolu. Driven by the vision to produce unexpected content that breaks boundaries, Ado Ato Pictures develops and produces film, TV, interactive, experiential, and immersive media as seen in theatres, in-home entertainment, installations, and activations across the globe.
Ado Ato Pictures garnered international success with their three-part transmedia series, Queer in a Time of Forced Migration, through which the studio successfully released HALF A LIFE (2017), ANOTHER DREAM (2019), and THEY CALL ME ASYLUM SEEKER (2020). Ado Ato Pictures’ award-winning work has been commissioned by festivals such as the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Open City Documentary Film Festival. In addition, Ado Ato Pictures has showcased their work at Annecy, Sheffield DocFest, the Tribeca Film Festival,The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Amsterdam Museum, and other art spaces in the U.S. and internationally. The Braid of Time is Ado Ato Picture’s latest short film, which will premiere at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) in June, 2021.
The team approaches content creation with a pioneering spirit, always pushing to compose the most diverse and engaging experiences for audiences who crave fresh, boundary-breaking, and meaningful storytelling. Ado Ato Pictures' multimedia work aims to explore issues that are socially and globally relevant, especially those that are often denied attention by conventional entertainment platforms. The studio collaborates with international production partners to produce and distribute content such as Netflix, Sundance Institute, the Stimuleringsfonds/Dutch Creative Industries, the Arab American Museum, Harvard Law School, and Yale University.
Globally known for their innovation and practice, VOGUE, Forbes, The Guardian, and various outlets have cited Ado Ato Pictures as leaders in immersive media. Ado Ato Pictures is currently partnering with FRONTLINE, U.S television's longest running investigative documentary series, broadcasted by PBS for the worldwide premiere of UN(RE)SOLVED at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021, with a national tour to follow. UN(RE)SOLVED is a multi-platform project that investigates the federal government's effort to grapple with America's legacy of racist killings, mainly against African Americans. Ado Ato Pictures led the creative vision and production for the web interactive and the AR installation.