© Grant Kolton 2015


Forecastle Festival 2015

Cage the Elephant "Come a Little Closer"

My Morning Jacket "Outta My System"

Dave Matthew's Band Album Release

McDonald's DJ Fishy ft. Two Fins

McDonald's Bite Sized Theatre

Pringles Care In Every Can

Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game

Gogol Bordello "Lost Innocent World"

The Belle Brigade "Ashes"

Keeping the Easter Bunny Productive

Jane and the Alternative

AirCare Something's Afoul

AirCare Ahoy to Bad Odor

SAS for Mortgages

Why Does Santa Like Rudolph?

© Grant Kolton 2015


I am a freelance Director/Animator primarily working in traditional 2d frame by frame animation as well as mixed media/live-action. Previous work includes projects for Pepsi, My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews Band, Cage The Elephant, Gogol Bordello, The Belle Brigade, AC Entertainment, HBO True Blood, McDonalds, Pringles, PayPal, and more.


My work has been featured on national television and online including MTV, Vevo, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Filter, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles), and The Hammer Museuem.


I enjoy the unique challenges that come with every project and am ready to explore any aesthetic style that suits your vision. If you check out the process section you’ll see a few of the key steps that are a part of working together when creating your animation. Regardless of the project size I'm happy to staff up to complete any job.


I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Illustration from The California College of the Arts. In addition to my solo work I am also a part of the directing duo the Kolton Brothers with Ross Kolton and currently live and work in Los Angeles.


Please feel free to contact me via email/phone listed above.



Although every project is different I find following a particular production workflow helps ensure both high quality and a timely delivery.

The animatic is a collection of loose concept sketches set to time and synced with a pre-approved audio track that helps you get a better sense of the pacing and flow of your video as well as testing out ideas. Most of the exploration happens during this stage since this is where we nail the fundamentals of what will become your video.

The style test is a short sample of fully finished footage in the desired aesthetic based off the animatic to give you a clear 1:1 comparison of what the final animation will become.


I will happily keep you updated and send you clips as they become available while working towards the final animation. Once you view the final animation you will be able to make any final tweaks that weren’t already covered in the previous steps.


Some additional design and planning iterations may be necessary depending on your project’s complexity.


Check out the final Forecastle video in the work gallery.


© Grant Kolton 2015