Cat Days is a fun animation that is doing well on the festival circuit and a film we wanted to bring to your attention. If you are in the US you can see this wonderful animated short at Aspen Shortfest.
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Jon Frickey’s animation ‘Cat Days’ selected for Aspen Shortsfest
After receiving its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, Jon Frickey’s Cat Days has been officially selected for Aspen Shortsfest and a further six high profile film festivals. With so much interest in this fun animation, it is not surprising that the film has been ‘highly recommended’ by the Federal German Movie Rating Board.
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the boy’s identity.
Cat Days isn’t German-American director Jon Frickey’s first film, as he has been a filmmaker and an illustrator since 2006. Previously, he was an art director in advertising before following his true passion in filmmaking. His previous films include Don’t Fear the Atom, Financial Crisis, Mr. Iiuu & the Nasty Bird and Michelle’s Sacrifice. A trip to Japan inspired Frickey to create Cat Days.
The voiceovers of the characters were created by Japanese actors based in Germany and some students from the Japanese School of Hamburg. 8-year-old Kanon Yamato plays Jiro and Yusuke Yamasaki Jiro’s father.
Cat Days has been selected in competition for Berlin International Film Festival, New York Children’s International Film Festival, Dresden International Film Festival, Stuttgart International Film Festival, Anifilm Trebon, Goldener Spatz Film Festival, International Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Athens Animfest and now Aspen Shortsfest.
Cat Days screens at Aspen Shortfest on Saturday, April 7th at 2:30 pm.