I found Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? on Short of the Week, the film was categorized under found footage and so I assumed that Jason Willis the filmmaker, had complied found footage to make the short. He commented on my pervious post, in which I had claimed the work was entirely found footage, and it turns out he actually shot all of the cat clips himself. I’ve watched a lot of old educational films, my personal favorite, “Parent’s How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex.” Most are ridiculous which is why Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? is so believable, it feels like an educational film. The filters don’t just mask the different types of media (Jason shot on both the 5D as well as his iPhone) but also give the video that dated educational film style which worked perrrrfectly with the narration. An official Sundance selection, this is one goes out to all the cat lovers!
Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?