About the Abstractions

My name is Grant Harding, and I'm a puppeteer and filmmaker in Ottawa, Ontario.

I'm a graduate of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's Animotion program and a member of the Ontario Puppetry Association.

Photograph by Margo Gesser

The Abstractions website has been online since 2004. Since then, I've performed at the Puppets Up! international puppetry festival in Almonte, Ontario, and I've presented over eighty puppetry workshops to children of all ages.

My short puppetry film Face debuted at the Chinatown Remixed Festival in Ottawa and won People's Choice at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival in Saginaw, Michigan.

I was a volunteer at Rogers Television for eight years, with experience in camera, audio, titles, switching, and directing.

I live in Vanier with my wife, a writer and graphic designer.