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Cat Killer

An exterminator clearing an abandoned building of feral cats takes his job personally. But his ghoulish machinations yield some unexpected results, including unsettling insights into his own obsession. Following a dream logic and rendered in stark black and white, Cat Killer is a nightmarish animated fable that recalls the psychological horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

  • Jeff Dorer
  • Jeff Dorer
  • Jeff Dorer
  • Teresa Mendoza
  • Brendan Elms
    Key Cast
  • Samantha Sloyan
    Key Cast
  • Oliver Houseknecht
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Portland Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    September 6, 2015
    World Premiere
  • H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    October 2, 2015
  • Chicago International Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    October 17, 2015
    Midwest Premiere
  • ShortPole International Film Festival
    London, UK
    January 31, 2016
    Best Animation
  • Shortfest International
    February 22, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    April 20, 2016
    Minnesota Premiere
  • H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
    San Pedro, CA
    United States
    April 30, 2016
    California Premiere
  • Southside Film Festival
    Bethlehem, PA
    United States
    June 15, 2016
    Rust Belt Premiere
  • Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image
    New York, NY
    United States
    July 6, 2016
    New York Premiere
    Best Animated Short
  • Cartoon Club International Animation and Comics Festival
    July 11, 2016
    Italy Premiere
  • ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival
    August 19, 2016
    Canada Premiere
  • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    September 7, 2016
    San Diego Premiere
  • San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 13, 2016
    Northern California Premiere
Director Biography - Jeff Dorer

Jeff Dorer is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

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