Signe Baumane is a Latvian-born, Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. She has made 17 award-winning animated shorts but is best known for her first animated feature Rocks in My Pockets. The film covers a 100-year history of depression and suicide of women in her family, including herself. It premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014, went on to over 130 international festivals and opened theatrically in the U.S. In 2022, Baumane premieres his second feature film, My Love Affair with Marriage, an animated and musical deconstruction of the social conventions founded around romantic love and an attempt to unmask the male violence hidden behind the act of affection.