Reader Susan McWilliams called my attention to a funny (and touching) cat documentary that’s a finalist in the 2013 PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) film contest. The 16-minute video is called “CatCam,” described as “a film about a cat that constantly disappears from his home.” The owner fits out the cat with a camera, and the film is the result.
Mr. Lee is an adopted stray cat who routinely disappears from his North Carolina home. Where does he go? To find out, an engineer straps a camera to the cat, inadvertently creating a media sensation.
About the filmmaker
Seth Keal makes his directorial debut with CatCam, which won the Jury Prize at SXSW and the Best Online Short at the Tribeca Film Festival, amongst other festival awards. Keal’s previous credit includes producer of Emmy nominated Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. He is also credited with multiple roles in the production for television content for National Geographic Channel and the History Channel. He currently resides in New York City.
I particularly like the ending, in which the cat Mr. Lee adopts owner Jürgen despite his diehard dislike of cats. They have a way of doing that. (Don’t miss Mr. Lee getting his shrimp-filled trophy!)
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