Tamara Shogaolu


Creative Director Ado Ato Pictures


Tamara Shogaolu’s work as a director and video artist has been featured at film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally, such as the National Gallery of Indonesia and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. She is a 2018 Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs Fellow and holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she was a Burton Lewis Endowed Scholar for Directing. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, Luce Scholar in Indonesia and an Academy Nicholls Fellowship Semifinalist. Her latest multi-award-winning animated short, HALF A LIFE, has screened at festivals including the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Mumbai Film Festival and was shortlisted for a 2017 Iris Prize. She is based in Amsterdam where she is Creative Director of Ado Ato Pictures and a member of the XRBASE.


Ado Ato Pictures is a young global company producing innovative, sophisticated and high-quality films, television, music videos and commercials internationally. Using new media and original techniques, we create and produce content geared to audiences craving fresh material that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling. Through our global network of directors we deliver and produce projects driven by the power of good storytelling.

Ado Ato Pictures functions as a hybrid production company and collective with a network of directors based worldwide we are able to provide production services to clients around the world. We create our own content, produce content for clients and provide consulting services for companies looking to reach young audiences. The international nature of our company allows us to create content that is authentic and diverse with global reach.