This is the harvest time, in New York where I live, it's called Thanksgiving. Around now one is supposed to have all grapes stored in a cellar, apples - in a pie, and to reach for birds in the sky.
And this is where "Rocks In My Pockets" is at, too - the harvest time. Last Thursday we did the final sound mix with the amazing Weston Fonger, the project's sound designer. On Friday Wendy put the picture together with sound, and this is it. We might add a little thing here or there, like small credit changes, but other than that - the film is finished.
Now it's the time to reach for the birds in the sky - we are submitting the film to festivals and working on Do-It-Yourself distribution and marketing strategies. We are going for Do-It-Yourself model because traditional film distribution is in a turmoil right now and while the pros are figuring out the future, small independent films like "Rocks In My Pockets" might have their chance on many Video-On-Demand platforms in the present. Even a small theatrical release is possible, via Tugg. There are tools to for indie filmmakers now that were not there before.
The only thing that those new platforms don't do for for a film is marketing. This is a big piece of puzzle that we still have to solve - how to reach the film's audience with the minuscule funds we have.
Please send me your ideas and suggestions on how we could reach people interested in Psychology. Or which Mental Health groups we should approach. If you know therapists, please ask them if they could suggest good conferences in their field that we could advertise the film at. We'll appreciate any advise, suggestion, idea.
We are working on a new website right now. The moment it is finished, I'll send you a link. It would be great if you could sign up for the film's news and ask your friends and family to subscribe. If we have a lot of subscribers it'll be easier for us to convince a cable to show "Rocks In My Pockets".
Also - today is the day when the backers who selected Desktop Images from "Rocks In My Pockets" as their reward are going to receive a secret link to 10 images! Very soon!
THANK YOU for your support! You are the best and you know it.
Signe and "Rocks In My Pockets" Team