Are you a fan of the funny (and slightly creepy) animations of Terry Gilliam? Or perhaps you're more of a devotee of Surrealist animation? Or maybe you just enjoy weird, off-the-beaten-path stuff? If you answered "yes" to any of these (or, like me, to all three), then you'll probably enjoy the unique style of cutout animation I create at Papercut Pictures.
My name is Jennifer Linton, and Papercut Pictures is my production company. I'm an interdisciplinary visual artist working with animation, drawing and printmaking.
Through my company, I seek to create independent animation that simply stands out as different from everything else. There aren't many animators out there working with paper cutouts and stop-motion. What I do is very boutique, low-fi and kinda retro. Different is good.
I have exhibited my art for the past 20 years in galleries across Canada, and internationally with exhibitions in the U.S. and Italy. My animated films have screened at festivals such as Animaldiçoados Film Festival 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Boston Underground Film Festival 2014, and the Female Eye Film Festival 2014. I've received numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.
“Certainly dreamlike, these animations cling long after viewing.”
– Paul Gallagher, Dangerous Minds