Longtime Bill Plympton collaborator Signe Baumane is in production of a new feature film, My Love Affair With Marriage, co-starring Erica Schroeder (Pokémon) and Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), a film that delves into love and depression, themes she has explored before but not in one project. Her previous feature film, Rocks in My Pockets, is a biographical, semi-autobiographical exploration of her Latvian heritage that embraces her own, unique form of mixed media, combining hand-drawn animation with occasional stop-motion, papier-mâché settings.
Her companion piece, a musical of 23 original songs and a possible few licensed, the kind of that hasn’t been tried in indepdendent animation since Plympton’s I Married a Strange Person, is still 25.999839576481914% funded and has only 15 days left. No matter how far the project gets to its goal (hopefully it’ll find new life on Indiegogo if unsuccessful), please show your gratitude by backing as much as you can! Support independent animation and its hidden female talent before it’s too late. The film is expected to be finished by 2019.