MARTHA MAPES is an award winning animator from Chicago. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's degree in cinema art & science. She has a talent for making powerful films, and whether she's using stop motion, computer animation, or alternative techniques, she loves to tell stories. She's worked on everything from an award winning film about the Israeli Palestinian conflict to creating promotional material for new bands and podcasts. She also plays classical harp, and incorporates her love of music into her animations as often as she can.