Tess Martin is an independent animator based in The Netherlands and Seattle, who works with back-lit paper cut-outs, ink, paint, sand and objects. Her films have displayed at galleries as well as festivals worldwide. She is a member of SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team, a collective of independent animators, and has curated two programs of SEAT films: Inter-Action, which screened in Seattle, Portland, New York City and toured Europe in October 2011, and Strange Creatures.