Zippy Frames, conducted a remote interview with Gerald Conn, director at Gritty Realism. https://www.zippyframes.com/index.php/interviews/interview-gerald-conn. During the lockdown period, Conn explained that he is working on the upcoming animated feature, Heart of Darkness adapted from Joseph Conrad’s novel which will be the first sand animation feature adaptation of this classic story. Conn feels that sand animation is particularly suited to making adult oriented content, due to its inherent emphasis on technique as opposed to more commercial processes which focus on content. The film exudes a strong atmosphere, and uses an innovative approach to engaging a mature audience. We look forward to viewing the completed film, and to attending Conn’s presentation when the Cardiff Animation Festival is re-scheduled for next year.
Our new film about youth homelessness was premiered in Chapter Arts Centre Cinema and featured on ITV News who spoke to the two girls involved in the project and on the Llamau website https://www.llamau.org.uk/news/animated-film-raises-awareness-of-youth-homelessness-in-radical-new-way
The Salmon Stories game is now available on the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/salmon-stories/id1495258199
Gritty has finished an Arts Council Wales funded film about youth homelessness in Wales. Made with homeless charity Llamau the film was made with young homeless girls animating the story of their experiences.
James Norton is to play the key role of MARLOW in Gritty Realism’s upcoming animated feature based on Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness.