Christopher Rutledge is a CG artist and animator based in Los Angeles who likes to make floppy characters who are slightly ugly and grotesquely detailed but still charming. He specializes in the 3D software Houdini, which enables him to create realistically simulated and rendered characters with satisfying yet unsettling movements. He is always interested in exploring new techniques, tools, and helping others learn 3D and animation. Working independently and in collaboration, his films have screened at Annecy and Ottawa, among others. He co-runs the creative production studio Grin Machine alongside Cole Kush and Dan Streit where he has created work for TV, advertising and music videos, and his collaborations include YONK, Takeshi Murata, BRHTR, MSCHF, Cuco, Nike, Apple, Brockhampton, Abra, Lil Nas X, Sam Rolfes, Hellavision, and Deaton Chris Anthony.