Laura Heit

Poignant and smart, the animated films of puppet artist Laura Heit employ stop-motion, live action puppetry, hand-drawing, and computer animation. Heit is the co-director of the experimental animation department at CalArts and her award-winning work has screened extensively at museums and film festivals around the world. She is also known for her live performance of acclaimed puppet-show-in miniature, The Matchbox Shows (2001-current).

Films include:
Parachute (1997), an allegory following a young woman as she leaves home;
Collapse (2002), a 2D computer animation tracing a single tragic moment;
The Amazing, Mysterious and True Story of Mary Anning and Her Monsters (2003), about the little-known paleontologist Mary Anning; and
Look For Me (2005), a Channel 4 UK television commission imagining one's own invisibility. 1997-2005, USA, multiple formats, ca. 65 min.

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Parachute (1997)
Moat (1995)