Today at The Coast, watch the trailer for Cat Show, which chronicles the competition and heats between Halifax's north-end cats and their owners, all participants in the Halifax Cat Fanciers' Society's Biennial Spring Classics. The trailer is a pitch for a potential satire (catire?) web-series, based on real life events. In 2013, Kathleen Prinsen's tabby Florian vied for top spot in a Windsor Street attic. In 2015, the competition at The Khyber took nips and turns unforeseen in cat show history. This is a look back two years and a sneak peek at the next Biennial Classic.
A pitch for the Independent Production Fund, which supports Canadian-made web-shows, Cat Show previews a series that could be produced by Adam T. Burke, Everardo Ramirez, Glen Matthews and Prinsen, formerly of SwearNet. The series follows a short film produced by Burke and captures nail-biting feline trials, the motivations of cat owners in competition, plus glamour shots and backstories of the majestic Maynard (owned by Cheryl Hann), the self-abusing Gravey (owned by Hugh Stewart) and Florian, the cat's meow.