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Kenzie Sutton is an artist, animator, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA.


She started her career as the youngest painter/animator on the Oscar nominated feature film “Loving Vincent”.


Her first short film Harls won Best Comedy at CineYouth Festival and the Audience Award at NFFTY. It was acquired by PBS as part of their “Film School Shorts” program. Her next short Somebody Take the Wheel played at over 30 festivals internationally including Palm Springs International ShortFest, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and SlamDance. After its festival run it was purchased by The New Yorker magazine where it has over 800K views online. Her latest film Chutes will have its world premiere this month at AFI Fest.


Interested in object based storytelling, Kenzie Sutton uses her strong background in painting and sculpture to tell stories of dark comedy. She holds a BFA in animation from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute of the Arts.


Beyond her practice in stop motion animation, she also enjoys building kinetic sculptures, some of which include a man embarrassed of his receding hairline and a woman who watches too much tv.




New Yorker

Directors Notes Interview



- Film School Shorts, Season 6, KQED, PBS


Somebody Take the Wheel

- Student Academy Awards, 2018, Semi-Finalist


- CineYouth, 2018, Best Comedy

- Student Academy Awards, 2018, Semi-Finalist

- NFFTY, 2018, Audience Award

MICA Animation Festival, 2018, Best in Show

- New Jersey Film Festival, 2019, Honorable Mention

- American Filmatic Arts Awards, 2018, Best Animated Short

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