Robert James Atton

Robert James Atton

Makeup Artist, Screenwriter, Production Designer and Producer

Chicago, Illinois

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February 2012
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About Robert

Robert James Atton is a professional FX makeup artist specializing in Film and Television. He began doing makeup at young age before youtube tutorial video’s where even a thought. He jokes when talking about his beginning saying I started in a place called mom’s kitchen. From the 8th grade up until he was twenty-one years of age he worked in a haunted house which was to raise money for his church youth group that he was a part of.

Robert’s professional journey began in 2016. He worked as an additional makeup artists on an independent horror film in Wisconsin called Black Creek which was released on Video on demand back in Feb of 2018. Now it’s available on Itunes and Amazon prime.

He also followed that up the next year where he worked on two short films as the lead makeup artist "The Eunuch" which was shot in July 2017 and "Southern Strategies" which was shot in October 2017.

In 2019 he worked on a short film "DEAD IN BLUES" doing makeup and Production Design, then followed that up in the summer with doing six makeup for another short film "Morumotto" and he is now following that up with another short film "OBLIGATIONS" as the writer Director, and Editor.

When talking about his visional experience, Robert had worked in the emergency room for five years and in the operating room for a year and nine months. Every day I had seen firsthand the devastating effects of social disruption and personal violence. I often have seen trauma victims in a state of agony. This has provided me a unique media perspective on what the world doesn't always see and gives me an opportunity to share a real experience.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Robert James Atton



  • Obligations

    Obligations Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A full time college student, fired from her job, assumes the responsibility of supporting her alcoholic father at home, whose abusive nature forces her to consider giving up on taking care of him.

  • Killer Promise

    Killer Promise Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller A middle aged man suffering from obsessive personality disorder is  compelled to seek vengeance on anyone in his life that has broken promises to him  over the years.

  • Thankful

    Thankful Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A struggling musician takes a liking to a local bar tender  who is dating a drug addict who becomes angered out  of jealously.


    REMEMBER ME Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror Ten years ago a man was sent away for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, years later after his release, he returns to the small town of worth with a vengeance to kill.


    THE CONNECTION Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A ruthless person takes malicious pleasure at a prestigious college in terrorizing the lives of students through a series of killings, bored with easy prey, turning to a group of friends becomes the grand prize, uncovering their dark secrets and hidden truth on a whole new level of pleasure and pain. 


  • Captive State

    Captive State (2017)
    by Company: Amblin partners Director Rupert Wyatt Extra: Transition Tech Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.

  • Black Creek

    Black Creek (2016)
    Film by Last British Dragon/James Crow (Horror) Special Effects Makeup Artists Mike and Heather's father dies and they go to his favorite spot to spread his ashes.  A cabin in a secluded woods.  They are joined by some friends as they go for what is suppose to be somewhat of a holiday.  While there, a demon emits chaos by possessing the teens and they commit horrible acts.  Welcome to Black Creek.  The Hunting Season has begun.

  • ABP

    ABP (2016)
    Television by EFS ENTERTAINMENT/FOX Extra Perp/Civilian After his best friend is murdered in a botched attempted robbery, and the killer remains at large, Gideon demands justice. Putting up millions of dollars of his own money, he makes an unprecedented deal to take over the troubled 13th District – and reboot it as a private police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before. With cutting-edge technology created by Gideon himself, this eccentric yet brilliant outsider challenges the city’s police force to rethink everything about the way they fight crime. But the near-overnight transition to the city’s most advanced police district doesn’t sit well with all of its members. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he needs an ally, whom he finds in OFFICER THERESA MURPHY (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is ready to embrace Gideon’s technological changes. With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey “Reign”), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District – including a skeptical SGT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson, “Grace and Frankie,” “Ghostbusters”), and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley “Vegas,” “Southland”) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry “Boss”) – into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century.


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