Real life and fiction blur in this heartfelt, award-winning fusion of animation and documentary filmmaking.
A Cat Called Dom details filmmaker Will Anderson’s relationship with his mother and their journey following her cancer diagnosis. Whilst alone, Will privately keeps council with an animated cat called Dom – a curious character living on his computer screen who interjects with observations, questions and actions that shed a light on Will’s feelings to a darkly humorous and often poignant effect.
Created with co-director and collaborator, Ainslie Henderson, the film documents the manifold emotions Will experiences, as he juggles the pressures of filmmaking and personal trauma. Artistic differences, fraying relationships, creative blocks and the deepest love come together beautifully in this funny and charming mould-breaking film.
Screens with short film Microcassette: The Smallest Cassette I’ve Ever Seen
(Dir. Igor Bezinović & Ivana Pipal, Croatia/Serbia, 19 mins)
Among the garbage heaps of a big landfill on the Croatian island of Lošinj, Zoki uncovers a microcassette. A close study of the discarded object serves as a tribute to chance and imagination.