Friday, December 10, 2010
Butterbean on the Big Screen
As you all may recall, this past summer Charlene was a part of a group of 25 cats across the country who participated in a project for Friskies. The cat "RePurrters" all wore small video cameras attached to their collars and they captured their daily lives. The project was a big success, so they decided to take things step further, and make a movie filmed entirely by cats.
So, a couple weeks ago, the Friskies film crew paid our home a visit. Lights were set up, Charlene was suited up with a high-def camera, and she recorded her day. Parts of the footage she captured were used in the short film "Cat Diaries".
It's pretty sweet and entertaining little film. I think you'll enjoy it.
It should be easy for you to pick out the parts she filmed. You'll recognize our home and you'll see Nigel and Mimsey Frost. You'll also see some great sparkle ball action, too.
There's a chance you may catch the movie on the big screen too. In certain markets, it will be played before featured films.
Without further delay,,, I present...... Cat Diaries
The movie had it's Hollywood premier on Wednesday, here's the press release they sent out yesterday regarding the event...
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood has some new stars in town and they're pretty cool cats – literally! Last night, Friskies® brand cat food premiered "Cat Diaries: The First Ever Movie Filmed by Cats" and gave viewers a look into their magical world. This short film features documentary style footage taken directly from cats, who donned video cameras on their collars to provide around-the-clock coverage of their daily lives. From apartments to homes, from New York to California, viewers are taken on a tour across the country to see life from a cat's perspective.
In true Hollywood fashion the film was unveiled during a red-carpet event at The Grove's Pacific Theatre in Los Angeles. While the film's feline stars took center stage for the evening, celebrities like film and television actress Denise Richards were on hand to help celebrate. A VIP cocktail reception kicked-off the evening at the Whisper Lounge and a special screening of a recently released animated film directly followed. It was the purrfect Tinseltown event.
To create the four-minute film, a handful of cats from across the country were equipped with HD video cameras around their collars to collect documentary style footage of their daily lives. The film stars a number of these "celebricats" including Charlene Butterbean, Fudge, Gizmo and Milo as they explore, play and enjoy life. Friskies worked with Los Angeles based director/producer Erik Denno and editor/director Jason Farrell to spotlight cats on the silver screen. Bryan Lee Brown and Paul Figueroa created the film's original music.
"Friskies wanted to share the magical world of cats in an entirely new way. We want the whole world to see and enjoy cats' unique personalities and perspectives," said Daniel Henke-Cilenti, senior brand manager of Friskies. "To give cats the spotlight they deserve, we made them the stars of their own film and celebrated in true Hollywood fashion."