This episode is not about me. Though many of you know, I have cats. My podcast guest is filmmaker Garrett Clancy, who directed a wonderful new documentary currently in release, CRAZY CAT LADY.
It is said that documentaries are the new “cool” in visual storytelling, and this one is certainly a compelling one. A winner of multiple festivals and awards, it showcases a varied group of animal lovers who TSP (trap, spay, neuter) feral cats around Los Angeles and their personal journeys.
And you won’t see ladies in rollers. These animal lovers include college professors, young students, CPAs, veterinarians who offer pro-bono services, philanthropists, and well-meaning "cat collectors" -- AKA hoarders AKA "Crazy Cat Ladies" (and gentlemen).
In an insightful chat, we cover the inception of Garrett’s work, how his experience in film was channeled into this story, and the challenges of making a doc on a shoestring budget for the love of animals and a greater purpose of bringing awareness to social legislation.