Furious & Fat Cat - Animated Web Series

After taking different paths in life, two childhood best friends, one a Havard-educated Wall Street playboy, the other is a virginal, video game and cereal loving Correctional Officer, re-unite as roommates on the south side of Chicago...where it all began. Now on the cusp of 30, they learn to live together, navigating life's ups and downs as they try to find their purpose.

  • K.L Reeves
    Director
  • Pierre Sutton Jr.
    Director
  • K.L. Reeves
    Writer
  • Pierre Sutton Jr.
    Writer
  • K.L. Reeves
    Producer
  • Pierre Sutton Jr.
    Producer
  • K.L. Reeves
    Key Cast
    "Furious"
  • Pierre Sutton Jr.
    Key Cast
    "Fat Cat"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Toon Boom Harmony Animation, HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - K.L Reeves, Pierre Sutton Jr.

K.L. Reeves (Kevin L. Reeves) is the creator, producer, head writer, director, and voice actor for Furious and Fat Cat. He graduated from Harvard University in 2002 where he studied fiction writing with Jamaica Kincaid. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Chicago and taught elementary school. He continued writing while teaching and published a celebrated book of poetry into the blue in the spring of 2003. In 2008, Reeves attended Florida State’s creative writing M.F.A. program and studied with Mark Winegardner. He left after a year and returned to the security of a day job and marriage. Reeves’ debut novel, s.m.i.l.e., was published in 2011. In 2015, his non-fiction book Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration was published, which Reeves wrote and co-authored. Slugg was a bestseller and was featured in the publications like the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone magazine, and Good Morning America. Reeves’ Sports Illustrated article, “The End of Hope”: Whiteness and the stigma of race in the NBA , went viral online and was discussed by Bomani Jones on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. Reeves made the permanent switch from publishing to tv writing to develop Furious and Fat Cat. He currently works at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as Senior Communications Analyst, where he guides and supervises up to 17 different teams on GAO reports. However, he will end his government career quickly with the right opportunity to pursue his storytelling dream.

Pierre Sutton Jr. is the co-producer, writer, director and voice actor for the adult animated series Furious and Fat Cat. Pierre was recently selected as a fellow for the AT&T Veterans in Media Fellowship for 2021. Additionally, his play FATHER AND SON was named as a semi-finalist for the 2018 Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) Bridge Award. He has a certificate in Television & Film Essentials from NYU and has attended the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program. He is a member of the Playwright's Center and Veterans In Media and Entertainment. Finally, Pierre is a Captain in the United States Air Force and completed a year-long deployment in Afghanistan as a NATO Air Advisor. Currently, he serves as the Executive Officer to the 5th Bomb Wing Commander at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. He has been married for 17 years and is the father of four children.

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Director Statement

From creator K.L. Reeves':

Growing up, I rarely saw characters on TV that reminded me of my friends. Young black men, leading. Strong but Fallible. Curious and Humble. Loving. Fiery. Cool. Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” For years, I attempted to capture the beauty of our range on the page in the literary world. Making the switch to the screen, I had to do the same, but I also created Furious and Fat Cat because I needed to laugh. Today, there’s a lot more people out there that want to laugh with us. These are extraordinary times and with the right support Furious and Fat Cat is the kind of show that meets the entertainment needs of the times.