"Rocks In My Pockets" is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one's own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and a twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more.
N/R, Not Rated
A Film by: Signe Baumane
Music Composer: Kristian Sensini
Sound Designer: Weston Fonger
Editor and Compositor: Wendy Cong Zhao
Color Design and Production Manager: Rashida Nasir
Co-Producer and Voiceover Director: Sturgis Warner
Latvian Co-Producer: Roberts Vinovskis
Writer, Director, Producer, Animator: Signe Baumane
(VHX / Vimeo)
- Sharp, surprising and funny
- ...told with remorseless psychological intelligence, wicked irony and an acerbic sense of humor.
- Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density,
- stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales
- ...a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness.
- Signe Baumane examines her family members’ history with mental illness (as well as her own struggles) with humor, delicacy and eye-catching animation techniques...
- Her commitment and talent is overwhelming.
- A visually stunning masterpiece
- ...an important film in a time where far too many people are being over or under medicated. It may be a gateway to a greater understanding and tolerance of what we do not yet have a grasp on... Rocks In My Pockets is a beautiful conversation starter.