The Paper Cinema was founded in 2004 by Nicholas Rawling along with Imogen Charleston and Christopher Reed, the Paper Cinema creates unique magical performances that combine the languages of animation, music, film and theatre to lead the viewer through a variety of stories. Intricate pen and ink illustrations are skillfully manipulated in real-time in front of a live video camera and projected onto the big screen alongside live music, which is integral to the work. With a readily transferrable DIY aesthetic, the company has performed in a diverse range of venues from village halls to major film festivals, arts centres and museums.

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