Senghenydd film screened in Chicago

Shadows of Senghenydd was screened in competition at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival last week following on from its successful showing at the San Francisco Film Festival earlier in the year.

‘The Stories we Carry’ project, Pontypridd

Gritty Films has gathered war reminiscences from people living in the Valleys for a short film that will be used as part of a dance project called ‘The Stories We Carry’ to be performed in The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd. A short version of the piece was performed at the Muni last week with animation created by young people working with filmmakers from Gritty Realism.

Shadows of Senghenydd to be screened at the San Francisco Film Festival

Shadows of Senghenydd, the film made on the centenary of the mining disaster with young people from Senghenydd Youth Drop in Centre is to be screened at The San Francisco Film Festival. The film funded by the Arts Council of Wales and The Film Agency for Wales will be shown as part of the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11 AM.

‘Shadows of Senghenydd’ wins Zoom Cymru Award

Shadows of Senghenydd, the film made on the centenary of the mining disaster has won the Zoom Cymru Award for Best Animation in the age category 14 – 19. The film has also been selected for The San Francisco Film Festival where it will be screened at the Sundance Cinema in May. The film made with a group of young people at Senghenydd Youth Drop in Centre also recently won a Youthworks Wales award at a ceremony in North Wales.

Gritty produces animation for Hi-Jinx Theatre

Gritty Realism Productions were commissioned by Hi-Jinx to produce a number of short animated sequences for their theatre piece ‘Snoutology for Beginners’. The animation was based on Lyndsey Foster’s drawings and were designed to bring her ideas to life and create animated interludes between the theatrical events.

Jeremy was asked to illustrate a number of ideas that would be difficult to convey otherwise including the concept of ‘Weemails’ and a comparison between the dog and the human nose. Jeremy also created extended sequences based on Lyndsey’s drawings illustrating a dog’s desperate wait to be taken for a walk by its distracted owner and the encyclopedia of dog knowledge conveyed by smell.