Elly Stern is a mixed media animator who specializes in stop motion. She graduated with a BFA in animation from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She spent her childhood in Tel Aviv, her adolescence in Toronto, and she is currently relocating to Vancouver to work for Spotted Fawn Productions. Utilizing surrealism and a handmade approach, Elly’s animations often explore female issues and the internal body. She draws inspiration from her dreams and daydreams, and uses them to express the grittier, darker aspects of our existence and the humour that underlies this somber reality.