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Project of the Day: ‘Rocks in My Pockets’ is a Funny Film about Depression

Project of the Day: 'Rocks in My Pockets' is a Funny Film about Depression

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Rocks in My Pockets”
Tweetable Logline:
A funny film about depression.
Elevator Pitch:
“Rocks In My Pockets” is daring film that offers a glimpse inside an artist’s mind, with all the fun, colorful, visual metaphors that accompany it.

The film is based on true events involving the women of my family (including myself) and their surrender to madness, with names changed to protect innocent bystanders. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. If you love animation, art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature and adventure, this is a film for you!

Production Team:

Writer/Director/Animator/Designer/Producer: Signe Baumane
Voiceover Director: Sturgis Warner
Composer: Ljova Zhurbin
Sound Designer: Rob Daly
Editor/Compositor: Wendy Zhao
Production Manager: Rashidah Nasir
Colorist: Mike Zecca

About the Production:

“I am making this film because I find the fragility of our minds fascinating. Life is strange, unpredictable and I see the humor in it all. Yes, I almost broke down, but I came back to tell my story. I hope you’ll laugh with me.  ‘Rocks’ shows you the thought process of a depressed mind, but it also shows the ways to deal with it. It is important to share our experience of this suffering, so we don’t feel isolated, stigmatized and neglected. AND – laughter is the best medicine: lets watch the film and laugh our silly heads off!” — Signe Baumane
Current Status:
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Kickstarter Page
Film Website

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