Red Monk Studio, a young Italian creative studio founded in 2017 by Corrado Diodà and Lucia Geraldine Scott, officially unites with majority stakeholder Superprod Group — the leading European production and distribution company of feature films and TV series. Pedro Citaristi, former International Sales Manager of Superights, joins Red Monk’s team as CEO and Producer.
“I look forward to the success of this joint operation. We have a very ambitious and challenging growth plan, but I am confident that thanks to our constant efforts and the full support of Superprod, Red Monk can quickly become a key player in the Italian animation market,” said Citaristi.
The goal of this merger is to create a new Milan-based animation studio of Italian and international artists capable of managing all development and production phases of TV series and feature films. To meet the technological needs of these ambitious aims, the studio will have access to the reliable pipeline and infrastructure established by Superprod.
“We are honored to support the Italian animation industry, which has grown into a leading player in the global creative community,” commented Clement Calvet, President, and Jérémie Fajner, Managing Director of Superprod. “We trust Pedro, Lucia, and Corrado will combine their impressive talent and long experience to evolve Red Monk into a fantastic animation studio.”
Red Monk will maintain editorial independence and the option to develop original concepts. In addition, the studio may still work with foreign producers as a co-production partner or service studio, with the capacity of triggering the tax credit for international productions available in Italy.
Among Red Monk’s many promising series currently in development is Osmond and Scout (26 x 22′), aimed at a 6+ target audience, which follows the extraordinary friendship between a little girl named Scout and a large forest-dwelling monster named Osmond. Additional projects in finalization will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Along with the Superprod Group merger, Red Monk announces an active search for new employees to fill multiple creative positions. Available artist roles include Animators, Concept Artists, Character Designers, Background Designers, and Storyboard Artists. Technical roles are open as well, such as CG Supervisor and TD Pipeline.
“This partnership means a lot to us: it’s great to be involved with this amazing team. We are also thrilled to have the opportunity to create new jobs in the lively Italian animation industry, which is quickly expanding and full of amazing talent,” commented Red Monk founders Lucia Scott and Corrado Diodà, who will continue to serve as Producer and Head of Studio, respectively.