Tag Archives: Bill Plympton

The Day of Importance

Today’s probably the most important day for “Rocks In My Pockets”, but it surely doesn’t feel that way – it’s overcast and sort of gloomy. Inside I feel a bit like a partly deflated birthday party balloon. The fun times, … Continue reading

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Getting to the Finish Line.

You know that feeling when the worry is so overpowering it is about to snap you in half? In the last two months I spent a few nights in a company of such worry. But not to worry – we worked … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Bill Plympton on Kickstarter and Oscars.

We visited Bill Plympton and his son Lucas on Sunday afternoon and recorded a conversation with Bill – on such interesting subjects as scoring music for film, running Kickstarter campaign and qualifying a film for Oscars. The recording sounds odd, … Continue reading

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Money Blues.

It is 4 AM and I wake up with a feeling that a large fist in the center of my stomach is pulling my whole body inside. My muscles crack with tension like guitar strings too tight. My back and … Continue reading

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Entertainment Film vs Personal Film.

What is the future of independent film? The two animators poke at the future with their best guesses.   Bill Plympton has a Kickstarter campaign for his new film “Cheatin’”.

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Financing Independent Films: Thoughts on Grants.

To apply for grants OR not to apply for grants? – that’s the question. In the previous Financing Part I episode Bill Plympton clearly stated he doesn’t apply for grants because they are too much hassle. He finances his films … Continue reading

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Financing Independent Films: Bill vs. Signe

Congratulations, you’ve got a great idea for a movie! now what? In this world (not a bad one, when you look at it from a distance) nothing moves without money. – But I don’t need money! – you say. – … Continue reading

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