The Purrfect Brew

“Amber is ready for her test at her witch school to summon a cat. All goes smoothly until Amber discovers one of her ingredients is empty. In a frantic race against time, Amber tosses several things out of her bag until an item lands in the cauldron by accident. Something, that is not a cat gets summoned. Will Amber be able to fix her situation in time to make an A on the test?”

  • Kayla Stout
  • Sydney Davis
  • Bre Anderson
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Genres:
    fantasy, school, magic, creature
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Middle Tennessee State University
Director Biography - Kayla Stout

Kayla Stout: She is from Murray Kentucky and a generalist animator hoping to get into the game industry. She modeled the creature and rigged both Him and Amber in The Purrfect Brew. In her free time she loves researching new ways to rig and enhance her skills as well as getting inspiration though various video games such as Genshin Impact, Dark Souls series, and Overwatch.

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Director Statement

I often enjoy daydreaming and creating a vivid story in my head. A Purrfect Brew came about the same way. I partnered with two wonderful teammates to help make this film. We wanted our character to feel like she is prepared and nothing could go wrong, until it does and she has to find a way to fix the problem that occurs. So many times I have seen fellow classmates, myself included, feel like they have to get straight A’s, and anything lower that that feels like the end of the world. One of the most important lessons I’ve had to learn is that sometimes its okay to fail, and just because you failed doesn’t mean you don’t get something great out of it. That’s why I believe this story can reach all ages, those who have had experiences like this and those who will experience those feelings.