The Nanny dutifully rocks a bird-headed infant to sleep whilst its older siblings play on the floor of the nursery. And then, suddenly and unexpectedly, a butterfly happens.

Domestikia uses paper cutouts and articulated paper puppets in a stop-motion animation to explore the strange, dreamlike and uncanny realm of the Domestic Gothic. With a healthy dose of black humour, it tackles the anxieties and challenges experienced by parents of young children.

Artwork, animation and directing/editing by Jennifer Linton © 2012.


**Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) Showcase 2013, May 11, 2013, Toronto, Ontario.
**King Street Alternative Film & Video Festival, February 8-9, 2013, Toronto, Ontario.
**International Short Film program Animaldiçoados (Animacursed) 2012 Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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