ANNOUNCING AN EXCITING NEW CAT DOCUMENTARY
We were approached by a producer named Richard Ash who is working on a brand-new documentary about exceptional cats. The documentary will feature incredible cats across all areas of life, from charity, business, adventure, sport, fashion, art, emergency service, entertainment and beyond! See the official flyer below:
This film should be a fun, fascinating and inspiring and way to showcase incredible feline stories to a global audience. The documentary hopes to promote the importance of animal welfare and highlight the brilliance of cats.
Ash explains, “We plan for this documentary to be a heartwarming celebration, highlighting the unique and powerful bond between animals and people. It doesn’t matter where in the world these stories come from, we want to give anyone the chance to have their story heard.”
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION
Do you have or know of a unique and exceptional cat that you feel would be ideal for this documentary? If so, please do the following:
- Submit your cat nominee in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page saying: I nominate a cat named [insert cat’s name] to be considered for this documentary because [your reasons here].
- Send the same info. in #1 via email to: [email protected]
Don’t delay – filming is scheduled to take place in June/July of 2017.
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As usual, we had to probe a bit deeper and Mr. Ash kindly clarified some questions we had:
Q: What’s the official name of the documentary?
It doesn’t have an official name yet, as we’re worried that might limit us or tie us down. Many documentaries evolve during the filming process, so we want to keep the title open. Sometimes someone will say a word or phrase during filming that sums up exactly what you’re doing, so THAT actually ends up being the title of the film. Whatever we land on, we’ll be aiming to make it uplifting and celebratory.
Q: What inspired it?
Quite simply, a love if cats!!! We didn’t feel that there was anything out there which celebrated the diversity of cats and their owners. Cats can be so many different things to so many different people. We want to show how cats and owners live together in such wonderful ways, all around the world!
Q: What’s the premise/objective of this film?
The documentary hopes to feature incredible cats across all areas of life, from charity, business, adventure, sport, fashion, art, emergency service, entertainment and beyond! We want to show how cats have infiltrated every facet of human life…and not just become part of it…they have a starring role! We also want to show how important cats are to people. There is nothing we wouldn’t do for our cats and so many people have gone to wonderful lengths to ensure their cat is one happy four legged friend.
Q: How many cats will be featured?
Across the film we’re hoping to feature as many stories as possible. It all depends on how it all comes together in the edit. Sorry to be so vague! I imagine we’d feature more than 9 stories. We hope each story will feel completely unique and individual.
Q: What exactly are you looking for to qualify a cat for inclusion in the film?
We want stories that are incredible. We want stories that inspire other cat owners. We want stories that celebrate everything that cats are. There really isn’t a limit on what these could be. I think limiting yourself is very dangerous. You want something COMPLETELY unexpected to come along and surprise you in the best way. If people think they have an interesting story, whatever it is, they should get in touch.
Q: How long do you expect the final running time of film to be?
Anywhere up to about 60 minutes. The stories we find will really drive how this film comes together in the end. It’s all to play for, which is very exciting!
Q: Do you have any cats already earmarked for the film yet?
No! We’re completely open to every story that come in. Everyone has a chance to have their story heard!
Q: When does filming start? Where are you filming?
We’re currently looking to film in June and July. However for the right stories we can move these dates a little bit. We are filming all around the world! So it does’t matter where you are, do send us your stories.
Q: Ideally – when would the finished product be available for viewing?
At the moment we’re aiming for August.
Q: How/where will our readers get to view it?
It will be available on Amazon Prime, which is great as it means that we can share these stories with the entire world.
Q: What do you hope the film will achieve once produced and released?
We’re hoping to demonstrate the incredible bond between humans and cats. We hope that the people a home watching will be inspired by these stories. For people in the documentary, we hope they’ll have an incredible keepsake that they can treasure forever.
We can’t wait for your submissions! >^..^<
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I nominate my cat, Waffles, to be considered for this documentary because she has an exceptional story that deserves to be shared with the world. As a kitten, Waffles was a runt. She was the one of the litter that was calm-tempered, malnourished, and often put down.
My father was at work in the military base when he heard meowing from the wall beside him. Him, and a group of other people from his work, punched a hole in the wall and found a multitude of things. Firstly, a horrible stench. Dead cat. Waffles’ mother died in the wall, without a father to take care of the kittens. One by one, the kittens were taken out. Most of the kittens were grey tabbies with a feisty attitude and would bite my father’s hands. However, when he thought all of the cats were out of the wall, there came another meow. A soft meow, that sounded more like a cry. He reached his hand back in, and what he pulled out was a tiny little black fur ball, who looked up at him with patient yellow eyes, not scratching nor biting him. Waffles came home with him and we were introduced to her. Her personality has never changed; she is still a sweetheart to this day.
I nominate a cat named Willow to be considered for this documentary because she is a true rescue cat and ambassador for black cats. My husband and I found her as tiny feral kitten of about 3-4 weeks stuck behind a pipe in a neighbor’s garage. Now 10 months later she is the most beautiful fluffy cat with a Swiffer tail and eyes that will melt your heart. She lives happily with our 2 other rescue cats Charlie and Mina, all rescued off the streets in Hollywood: Sunset and Hollywood Blvd., “the boulevard of broken dreams”. Being a black cat mom I have learned the heartbreaking reality that black cats are the hardest to get adopted and are euthanized in highest numbers in kill shelters. And all because of superstition, old wives tales, history, idiocy what have you…Black cats have a bad rep and Willow’s mission is to change that view. To show how unique she is – a mini panther with superpowers – I have started an Instagram account for Willow. She will show the world that black cats rock, and that all cats matter no matter their color!
I nominate my 11 year old orange tabby, Tiger. He disappeared from our home, Aug21/16, until Oct7/16, about 6.5 weeks. He didn’t know the neighbourhood at all, and we didn’t expect to ever see him again, as several cats and dogs had gone missing already. I put the word out about his disappearance, even on a local t.v. news broadcast about these missing pets. Time went on, and in the meantime, we got another kitten, who was a feral cat, having been fostered and needing a home. His name is Ozzy, and is now 10 months old. With Tiger’s return, they each made a new friend, and web ended up helping another cat in need!
Yes, I do. His name is Bullitt and we would love 2 share his story. He’s a cat w/more than 9 lives.
I would like to nominate all of my cats: Hans, Simba, Smokey, Gracie and Natasha aka Little One. Each one is so unique and special in their own ways. People say I have too many cats, my reply is who would I leave out??? They are all rescue kitties, Smokey, Simba and Gracie were bottle fed by my husband and his ex. Hans chose my husband at the shelter after not going near anyone he went to my husband and now he lays on my head at night. Simba is super timid and has been his whole life but has started to come out of his shell and actually play with cat toys and even let us pet him. He loves to be loved in the morning. Smokey thinks he is a dog. He has to be in the middle of whatever you’re doing. But when he is sleepy he wants to snuggle and usually it’s with me or Simba as they were litter mates. Gracie loves to lick her humans. She is tiny but will demand her livings with a cute gurgle. Natasha is the youngest and the smallest and therefore the most picked on she is very sweet. They all do live well together for the most part!
I nominate a cat named Tommy to be considered for this documentary because he’s overcome huge challenges in his young life leaving him with only two front legs. He is now safe with us, we have a small home sanctuary caring for 30+ senior and disabled animals in Cyprus, and would like to share his story with the world.