Established in 2018, Studio 197A aims to produce long-lasting, visually stunning and thought-provoking stories in animation.

Studio 197A’s CG animation feature ‘Schirkoa’ is currently under production and is scheduled to release in 2020. An India-Singapore co-production, the film is being created by the collaboration of animators, actors, musicians, designers, and many talented artists from all around the world.


Studio 197A is an independent, privately-owned company. It is a virtual animation atelier that aims to produce highly artistic, computer-generated animation feature films with a team scattered all over the world.

The Studio aims to push the boundaries of efficiency, virtual collaboration to new levels. We believe that an era of digitization, revolutionary new-age technology has brought a wealth of resources at the artists’ disposal. We want to exploit these to their maximum potential and bring together the best of all departments to deliver original, personal stories to life.

Original concepts and universe building is at the heart of Studio 197A’s endeavor. We envision to create truly charismatic and dense original universes that are fantastical but also reflect the present-day world that we live in with its complexities.


The films produced will be stories transcending the boundaries of mainstream and art house animation while leveraging the true strength of the animation as a medium that has been lost (and misunderstood) in the genre of ‘family entertainment’. Engaging stories turned into feature films that explicitly reflect the world we live in, crafted in meticulously designed visuals and sound.



Ishan Shukla (Founder, Director)
is an Indian animation filmmaker and CG artist who founded Studio 197A in 2018.

A dropout of BITS Pilani (India) he graduated from 3D Sense Media School (Singapore) in 2008. He spearheaded projects ranging from TV commercials to TV series at Singapore. He is now based in India working on a diverse range of projects as Director/CG Lead. His animation shorts and artworks have won dozens of awards and have been featured and screened all over the world. His first short film ‘Schirkoa’ was long listed for the Oscars 2017. It also won ‘Best in Show’ at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 followed by many more awards and screenings. Ishan will be directing and co-producing the Studio’s upcoming feature animation film.