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ATOLL Studio was founded in 2020 by Simon Thomas, a seasoned Executive Producer with 20+ years experience. With a previous career in the Visual Effects industry in London, Simon was rewarded BAFTA & VES awards as a VFX supervisor.

Since 2011, his focus has been on animated features, initially with Illumination then Mikros Animation (part of Technicolor group) where he became Head of the Animated Features division. During his time the studio delivered 9 CGI features for international clients (Dreamworks, Paramount..). Now having taken his independence he has been developing long form projects.

ATOLL’s first project was completed in 2021: “AUTOMATED CUSTOMER SERVICE” – a BLUR Studio production, directed by MEATDEPT, and part of the Netflix’s LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS Anthology series. The episode was awarded an Emmy Award for character design.