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Trash Cats - Pilot

Fang Dangler is tasked with making breakfast for this friends the morning after a bender.

  • Maria A Norris
  • Ryan Kramer
    Key Cast
    "Fang Dangler"
  • Sydney Schwab
    Key Cast
    "Smokey Bear, Brendan Litebeer"
  • Julia Rome
    Key Cast
    "Whiskers Rye"
  • Sam Wise Charles
    Key Cast
    "Ham Sandwichson"
  • Craig Lewis
    Key Cast
    "BILL 2.0, Felix"
  • Maria A Norris
  • Tam Teske
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Maria A Norris

Maria is based in Los Angeles where she works as a video producer, director, editor and stop-motion animator. She is originally from Syracuse New York and earned a B.F.A in Film from Syracuse University in 2019.

Her independently-produced short films have been nominated for several awards and have screened at festivals in multiple cities around the United States, and internationally in the UK, Canada and Belgium. In November 2019, her short film ''No One Left' was screened at ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse New York. In 2021, her BFA thesis film 'Windmill City' won the North Country Filmmaker Award at Snowtown Film Festival in Watertown NY, and she screened her experimental animated short '6 swans' at The Luminary Art Gallery in St Louis, Missouri.

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Director Statement

ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ is a developing series about a group of townies struggling to change their hedonistic ways in the underbelly of a seemingly-picturesque college town. This hand-made, cut-paper stop-motion animated series is animated in Los Angeles & created in part by filmmakers & artists spanning across timezones and borders - each episode is loosely based on dumb stuff that happened in college during the mid 2010s.