INTERVIEW! Signe Baumane is an Indie Animator/Filmmaker from Latvia and based right here in New York City who has a brand new project called “My Love Affair With Marriage.” Her Kickstarter campaign ends this Friday, February 24th at 10:01am ET and we discussed the process of getting an independent animated film made, Kickstarter campaigns, using art to express emotions and philosophy, and making films from a woman’s perspective. If you remember, we talked about “Rocks In My Pockets” in episode 45 and, spoiler alert, we loved it! So it was great to get a chance to talk with her and her partner Sturgis Warner about her career and future. Enjoy and don’t forget to follow here (links below) and support her project on Kickstarter!
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Topics & Timestamps
(3:38) Introvert vs Extrovert
(7:06) Who Is: Signe Bauman & Sturgis Warner
(12:16) Funding, Kickstarter & Mathew Modine
(28:47) Kickstarter and Mixed Media, what was learned from “Rocks in My Pockets”
(35:51) Audience Question: “How did [you] take care of [your] mental health while making a film about depression” ~Elizabeth Honer
(40:55) Making “My Love Affair with Marriage”
(48:11) When did you know you were an artist?
(57:27) On letting someone adapt her work
(1:00:58) On making personal films
(1:04:27) Being a Woman Director in Indie Animation
(1:14:35) Favorite Tiers in “My Love Affair with Marriage” Kickstarter campaign