Lynn Tomlinson

animator, filmmaker, media artist

Owings Mills, US


My current creative work explores environmental themes, imagining how non-humans might view humanity’s social and environmental impact, using clay-on-glass and other tactile animation methods. The Elephant’s Song (2019), the story of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in America, has screened in over thirty festivals around the globe, from Hollywood to Hiroshima, Ann Arbor to Annecy, and won the Global Insights Stellar Award at the Black Maria Film Festival, Best Music at Tofuzi Animation Festival, and Best Music, Best Independent Film, and the Women in Animation Award at the ASIFA East festival, among many other awards. The Ballad of Holland Island House (2014), the story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay, received a prize from Greenpeace, screened in three dozen festivals, was included in The Animation Show of Shows, and is part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York’s education collection. I have been creating educational and artistic media arts projects for more than thirty years.


The Ballad of Holland Island House


The Elephant's Song