Soon after we reached our May 31st goal – to get “Rocks In My Pockets” in enough shape to submit it to Toronto International Film Festival – I started to feel as if a powerful leg with a steel-toe boot kicked me into the Outer Space. With my Mind floating and weightless while my Soul writhing in pain I was unable to pull myself closer to the world, however many desperate moves I made. “Gravity” captured so well that particular feeling that I couldn’t label it as just another Hollywood flick. To me it was a metaphorical movie about depression – a depressed person is just like a person ejected into Space, so disconnected from other people she can only feel her own breathing. She can see Earth but can’t get back unless she finds a new meaning to her life. Miraculously, the meaning comes from something someone said some time ago, something that starts making sense to her more desperate her situation becomes.
Well, I am back from Space and want to thank you for turning on those little lights at nights so I can see you to know where to return.
Yes, “Rocks In My Pockets” didn’t get into Venice, Toronto, Telluride and New York Film Festival. It looks the film didn’t even have a chance there. Now we are waiting to hear from Sundance, Slamdance, Berlin and SXSW. Not sure what we will hear.
Since I don’t believe in inactivity (action has saving powers of gravity), I am not folding into an armchair for the wait. Together with Sturgis Warner, the project’s voiceover director and co-producer, we put together an LLC dedicated to distribution of “Rocks In My Pockets”. We did massive research on DIY film distribution and marketing. It looks like a scary venture (only a filmmaker and a crack addict know how fast money can burn) but we do believe that the film has an audience and we are determined to reach it.
Below are my first feeble attempts at deciding what images would be good for a “Rocks In My Pockets”poster. To get a feedback we posted some of them on “Rocks” Facebook page and got valuable critique. Join the fun, give us your notes!