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Rocks In My Pockets

A project in Brooklyn, NY by Signe Baumane

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An animated feature for adults: a funny film about depression. A visual adventure that will make you squeal, weep, cringe and laugh.
Backers: 800
Average Pledge Per Backer: $63

Funded: $50,780 of $42,800
Dates: Jan 15th -> Feb 14th (30 days)
Project By: Signe Baumane
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Latest News

RUBY and RED JADE Packs are going out tomorrow!

March 22nd - via:
Dear Backers, By now the majority of LAPIS LAZULI  and CAT'S EYE packs have been sent. I hope you didn't have problems receiving them. The last shipment of 101 packages caused some people at the local Brooklyn post office tell me a couple of... (Read More)

First Bunch of Rewards has been sent!

February 28th - via:
Dear Backers, Just an hour ago we finished depositing in Post Office first 142 packages with Lapis Lazuli Pack - "Ten Animated Films by Signe Baumane" DVD (this DVD also includes Dzintra Geka's documentary "Signe And..."). Just to warn you - not... (Read More)

We did it! THANK YOU! Happy Valentine's!

February 14th - via:
Dear Backers, We did it! This morning at 9:24 AM EST "Rocks" campaign reached it's goal. THANK YOU for your amazing support! You are a very essential part of the project, we are all together in making "Rocks In My Pockets". We started this... (Read More)

LAST 20 Hours of "Rocks" Kickstarter Campaign!

February 13th - via:
Dear Backers, By an interesting and unplanned coincidence "Rocks In My Pockets" Kickstarter campaign ends on Valentine's Day morning, February 14th, at 9:24 AM. We have less than 22 hours and a little less than $6000 left to reach our STRETCH GOAL of... (Read More)

Happy Year of the Snake!

February 10th - via:
Dear Backers, According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar we are entering the year of the Snake. The snake is a symbol of wisdom and good luck with money. Which we all will definitely need for the next 12 months. It is going to be a good year!... (Read More)

THANK YOU! We've reached the $42,800 mark!

February 8th - via:
Dear "Rocks In My Pockets" Backers, you are as solid as a rock! THANK YOU! In a battered-by-a-snowstorm Brooklyn studio we cheer for you! We have met our bare minimum goal and are ready to move forward.  We have a STRETCH GOAL of $52,800. $6,000 of... (Read More)

Signe Baumane - Extended Interview

February 7th - via:
Listeners of the Skwigly Podcast will have been made aware of NY-based Latvian animator Signe Baumane in our recent January episode. As a storyteller, protégé of Bill Plympton and highly-accoladed independent animator in her own right, she has become a highly respected staple of the indie scene for her storytelling skills, dark humour and bold subject matter. (Read More)

A Clip with Latvia's Complicated History of 1940-42 Told in 2 Minutes.

February 5th - via:
Dear Backers, Only in animation a complicated concept or event can be explained concisely and briefly, without losing the emotional essence of it. When I was writing "Rocks In My Pockets"' script I had to ponder how to put characters into the... (Read More)

An interview with Signe Baumane about Rocks in My Pockets

February 5th - via:
Signe Baumane showed with us in the Summer of 2010. She showed quite a bit and there was good reason for it–her films are exacting, they’re funny, and they’re something you want to see again and again. Whether its sex (Teat Beat of Sex 2007, 2008), giving birth (Birth 2009), or the funny and absurd aspects of depression as is the case in her newest feature length Rocks in My Pockets, I’ve always wanted to share her with friends so that we might blush and laugh together (Read More)

Bill Plympton and Michael Sporn endorse "Rocks"!

February 1st - via:
Dear Backers, There are two really amazing animators whom we admire and respect tremendously - Michael Sporn and Bill Plympton. Recently they shared with us their impressions on "Rocks In My Pockets" which they saw at one of the test screenings.... (Read More)

UPG Guestpert: Signe Baumane

January 31st - via:
From time to time we interview guest experts, or “guestperts” for the PhLog. Signe Baumane is an acclaimed animator who is currently finishing her first feature film. Titled “Rocks in My Pockets,” the film details her family history, the history of her native land of Latvia, and the issue of depression; how it affected her ancestors, and how it has affected her. (Read More)

Meet the Composer!

January 29th - via:
Dear Backers, We are pleased to introduce to you Ljova, "Rocks In My Pockets" composer. We are thrilled to have Ljova on our team! His fresh and dazzling compositions have lead him to collaborations with music giants Yo-Yo Ma, Osvaldo Golijov, Kronos... (Read More)

"Rocks" testimonial video and a new reward!

January 24th - via:
You can't make risotto without tasting it and you can't make a film without testing it.  We screened "Rocks" (still work-in-progress) with an audience in December to see what works and what doesn't. 15 audience members gave us their various... (Read More)

Indie Fundraiser Roundup: ‘Rocks In My Pockets,’ ‘About Abigail,’ ‘Hear The Doors,’ And ‘Where The Red Fox Lies’

January 23rd - via:
We tend to hate on Hollywood studios because of the movie projects they choose to fund (Transformers 4, anyone?). So much of typical Hollywood product tends to be huge, expensive spectacles with little-to-no story, heavy special effects and poor acting. So, we at ScreenCrave have decided to help jump behind the indie film. Every week we’ll be bring you the Indie Fundraiser Roundup in which we feature projects seen on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that need our help. (Read More)

Kickstarter Week 1: Thoughts

It’s actually not thoughts, but a feeling: it is hard. But lets take things in order. On Tuesday, January 15th at 9:22 AM I hit the button “Launch” and “Rocks In My Pockets” Kickstarter campaign went live. A moment of exhilaration – the fruit of the fretful work of past 6 weeks getting the campaign ready is now in front of an audience. Even if they don’t like it is a relief to have that part done. (Read More)

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