Rock Pockets

A musical meditation on public displays of affection. A personal documentary disguised as meta-music video. Featuring members of Canadian bands Shout Out Out Out Out and The Wet Secrets.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Trevor Anderson

Director’s statement

Trevor Anderson says:

Rock Pockets is an accidental film. I was playing in a band called The Vertical Struts, and we went to the fair with Steven Hope and his video camera, to shoot footage for a music video. Before we finished editing the music video, the band broke up.

I was complaining to a friend about all this footage I suddenly had no use for, and she said, “Why don’t you just put a voice over on it and call it a documentary?” And that’s how my love of personal documentary was born.”

About Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson is a self-taught, independent filmmaker and musician based in Edmonton, Canada.

His short films have screened at many international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, SXSW, Outfest and AFI Fest.

At Hot Docs in Toronto he won the inaugural Lindalee Tracey Award presented to “an emerging Canadian filmmaker working with passion, humour, a strong sense of social justice and a personal point of view.”

Anderson is also a founding member of The Wet Secrets whose song Secret March was listed by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3 as one of the Best Songs of the Decade.

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