Check out my new Staff Picked short film "The Freak" on Vimeo
Grant Kolton is a writer, director, and animator living in Los Angeles specializing in 2d traditional frame by frame animation. He began his career animating and directing music videos for My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews Band, Gogol Bordello, Cage the Elephant, and Snoop Dogg. He has extensive experience in social animation, short form, commercials, explanation/infographic, mixed-media live-action, and anything related to comedy.
Some previous clients include Pepsi, Bleacher Report, HP, McDonalds, Wienerschnitzel, Truth, IMDb, AC Entertainment, and PayPal. His work has aired nationwide commercially and has been featured on MTV, Vevo, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Filter, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles), and The Hammer Museum.
Grant's short "City Dwellers" was co-produced by Frederator and Sony Picture's Animation for the "Go! Cartoons" series on Cartoon Hangover and is out now. His previous self-produced short film “By the Name of Boston” played at over 30 festivals internationally where it won a few awards including the Best International Super Short Film at Monstra Festival of Animation in Lisbon, Portugal. In addition to it's festival run “By the Name of Boston” was listed as a Vimeo Staff Pick alongside his other films “No Back Dan” and "The Freak."
Grant served as chief-animator for Circa News where he produced, wrote, directed, animated, and often voiced original short form political satire and pop culture pieces on a monthly basis. While there his videos often exceeded viewership targets with some racking up millions of views.
Currently Grant is directing, writing, and animating original shorts for FX.
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