Finding the right picture.

This is the main character of the film. She is here with the bunny, looking over to a shady alleyway. People always ask me what is the meaning of this bunny that I draw all the time. To me, the bunny is the innocence, the uncorrupted sweetness. The faces in the alleyway are the faces of Depression. Mental illness can be inviting, intriguing in early stages.

And here the film’s main character (she is based on me, but doesn’t have a name yet) holding the same bunny is turning away from a forest and her grandmother who standing in a shallow water with an intent to harm herself. The forest is Labyrinth. You can either find yourself there or get lost and never find a way back. Just like mental illness.

And here’s Anna, the main character’s Grandmother, who’s story kicks-off the film. The road in front of her indicates a journey, but her clasped hands and worried look denotes she might not be completely up for it.

After long discussions with Noella and Sturgis we selected the picture below to be the film’s website BG pic. The road, the bunny, the main character facing you – the viewer -, everything works to represent the film in one image. Or does it?

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About rocksinmypocketsthemovie

I was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, live in New York. I have made about 14 animated shorts so far.
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5 Responses to Finding the right picture.

  1. Caresse says:

    Ah! I LOVE the way these stills look! The texture is so rich, especially the grass in the second one. Very inspiring work, I can’t wait to see the final film.

  2. Vera Lui says:

    I love the style and texture a lot. And, I think you got the guts to finish this feature. You can trick your mind and fight with it!!!

  3. Blue says:

    The look of your film is terrific.

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