Gritty Realism Productions are developing the sand-animation technique into new areas including animated feature films, interactive media and fractal programmes, as well as using sand-animation as an educational tool through their partner organisation Gritty Films Ltd.
Gritty Realism is helmed by animator Gerald Conn, who specialises in sand-on-glass animation and won the 1998 BAFTA Cymru best animation for his film 'The Comet's Tale.' Still honing his skills in this technique Gerald Conn and Gritty Realism are currently developing a feature project as an international co-production alongside a number of other film projects that tackle a wide range of topics.
Recently they released this animated film created by Gerald Conn during a residency in the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco. The shorts focus is Eadweard Muybridge, a photographer known for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection.