A pitch-perfect spoof of alarmist school educational films, this work by Jason Willis purports to expose the dangers of rampant catnip use by at-risk felines. All it really exposes however is what a talented creator Jason Willis is.
With its retro film-styling and talking head interviews, the film passes the visual test, for the dusty 16mm reels of the era, but it is writing which makes or breaks these works, and I’m pleased to say that the writing is stellar. Quite an oddball selection of Sundance’s, including this in their 2013 short film program, but a welcome one nonetheless.
This review is part of our Sundance 2013 playlist.