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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.
An animated feature for adults: a funny film about depression. A visual adventure that will make you squeal, weep, cringe and laugh.
800 backers pledged $50,780 to help bring this project to life.

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

Posted by Signe Baumane (Creator)

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 historic context without giving too much screen time to the context itself. After all, the film is about depression and this particular family, not a documentary on Latvia's history. In the 2 minute clip below you'll see how I solved this particular problem. If you have concerns or objections, if you feel I misrepresented some events, please let me know. This is still work in progress, we can make changes. Thank you!

We are also happy to announce that about an hour ago Rooftop Films have posted an interview with me about "Rocks In My Pockets" on their blog:

http://rooftopfilms.com/blog/2013/02/an-interview-with-signe-baumane-about-rocks-in-my-pockets.html

AND we are thrilled and honored to report that Sundance Institute posted "Rocks In My Pockets" campaign on their curated Kickstarter page! See it here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/sundanceinstitute?ref=email

THANK YOU for being an important part of making "Rocks"!

Signe and "Rocks In My Pockets" Team

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    1. Ken Mora
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      Signe! This is so fantastic. I cannot wait to see the magic you have in store for us. Congratulations!

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      Sharon Katz and Seymour Mayne on

      The animation is fabulous and the story is riveting. More!!!

    3. Liva Eglite on

      great!!!! this project must be completed!!!! come on, guys, lets bring in some more funds!!!

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      Jud Hindes on

      How wonderful that Sundance has made a connection!!! That has name recognition among the mere mortals!
      LOVED the clip!