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.