Dear Backers, exactly a year ago together we reached "Rocks In My Pockets" Kickstarter goal. Without your support we would had to stop the production and wait for miracles. Your amazing, generous gift saved the day and I feel immensely grateful for that. THANK YOU!
You are my precious Valentines and I hope to celebrate this day with you for many years to come.
The year since February 14th, 2013 hasn't been easy flying for "Rocks". We finished the rough draft in July and started submitting it to festivals. Meanwhile, with the rigid structure of the film's production being over, my mind unraveled a little bit - I went through a mild but long bout of depression. It had nothing to do with festival rejections, it's just how my head works. It needs structure and purpose.
But all dark nights end in morning - my mind has perked up and it looks we are coming to see good things for "Rocks". I can't tell them yet, but as soon as everything is sorted out, I'll introduce you to our new partners. Can't wait!
One of the things that energized my mind was that Bill Plympton asked me to make a music video for Joe Cartoon. My studio team is working on it at manic pace, it's almost done. It's a fun song about man meeting a woman on NYC subway, flirting with her until it hurts.
If you are still reading this long update, I urge you to subscribe to "Rocks In My Pockets" newsletter on the film's website. The newsletter is going to be different from Kickstarter updates. The KS updates will provide you with inside information about the film while the newsletter subscribers will get fun things like the one we did yesterday - where you could ask me to personalize Valentine's day greeting cards for your friends and lovers. You can see the samples of that HERE. It was so much fun for me to do, I thought it should be outlawed.
With the latest distribution and marketing efforts I realize that "Rocks In My Pockets" has 3 disadvantages that we could turn into advantages: 1) is a very small budget independent film, with almost no budget for promotion 2) it is about depression, some people are afraid of that word 3) it is a woman's story (this is a complicated matter that deserves a long blog post).
Together, we could do it again! Lets bring the funny film about depression to wider audiences!
Signe and "Rocks In My Pockets" Team