The Cat's Meow (Trailer) | Emily Raymond and Meghan Radano
When a hungry stray cat steals a fish from a market stall, she is spotted by a determined guard dog.
Ever since I was young, seeing my favourite characters go on adventures has been a source of comfort for me. When a show would end, I would craft my own continuations and from there branch off into my own stories. I enjoy telling stories, both original and inspired works, and aim to create pieces that people will think about years down the line. - Michi
"The Cat’s Meow” is a 2D animation short film collaboration with other Emily Carr students. My contribution was inspired by Tex Avery and by my dog Cosmo who keeps me company till the wee hours every day. The aim is to make people smile, laugh even, through animation humor. This work is the culmination of 7 years at Emily Carr overcoming multiple barriers, angst and mental health challenges with encouragement from friends and family. The morphing of the characters represents the resilience, perseverance, coffee, sugar, concerta and adaptation that had been required to stay the course. The main character, Shelby the cat, yearns for stability in her life and a tasty fish! Something many of us can relate to as we seek the next best Sushi place in Vancouver. - Meghan
Emily Raymond is a Vancouver based Canadian-American animator. She has been passionate about animation ever since she was young, with the dream to make her creations come to life no matter the media. She pursued the study of 2D-Experimental Animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, taking those skills and applying them to a variety of different forms. Her professional experiences include rigging and modeling character rigs for international clients, toy making and costume design.
Burnaby based artist Meghan Radano, is an aspiring animator and amateur soft toys seamstress. A current student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, she specializes in 2D frame by frame animation. Although recently, Meghan has been –slowly, at exaggerated gradual pace– dipping her toes into other pools and techniques. She is testing the waters both as a means to slake her curiosity, as well as for the sake of saving time and her future sanity, as futile as the endeavor may be.Film Credits:
Directors, Emily “Michi” Raymond, Meghan Radano
Executive producer, Sarah Deline, Michael Radano, Rochelle Fleming
Music Composer, Dmitri Kristalinsky
Sound Design, Emily “Michi” Raymond
Backgrounds, Alayna Y
Animation cleanup, MunchasaurOcto