Home is Where The Heart is has been selected for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, https://facets.org/cicff/, the festival runs from November 5 – 14, 2021. CICFF is the first Academy Award qualifying children’s film festival.
We are delighted that our animation project INNER POLAR BEAR has received a Short form Animation Fund award from @BFI Thanks to #NationalLottery players for supporting the arts!
Join director Gerald Conn in conversation with Helen Brunsdon for a masterclass exploring Gerald’s work and inspirations, his experiences of making his first feature, and take a glimpse behind the scenes of The Heart of Darkness.
Book tickets here: https://www.cardiffanimation.com/into-heart-of-darkness
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