Long ago, my city’s luminous heart beat with the song of four thousand cats…

Relish the imagination on display. It’s a short film with superb, haunting animation, pitch-perfect narration of some colorfully-dramatic poetry, and evocative music. Though some of the beautifully alliterative phrases go by a little too fast to sink in, the animation makes it all clear, and the entire poem can be read at the film’s website.  A dark blue noir fantasy, with cats, and some perfectly-evocative music. This may be my favorite short film of all, thus far.

Synopsis: “In a city of singing cats, a lonely beat poet falls for a beautiful siren. When a mysterious dark figure emerges, kidnapping the town’s singers for his twisted musical plans, the poet must save his muse and put an end to the nefarious tune that threatens to destroy the city.”

[N.B. Be sure to play the video in high definition and expand to full screen.]

Narrator: Nick Cave
Directors: Eddie White & Ari Gibson
Poem Written by: Eddie White
Producer: Jessica Brentnall
Executive Producers: Nick Cave, Sam White, Hugh Nguyen
Art Director: Jason Pamment
Animators: Ari Gibson, Makoto Koji, Alex Grigg, Benjamin Drake, Brodie McCrossin
Music: Benjamin Speed

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