Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson - A Cat Called Dom and more...
This Sunday (24th of Sept), we'll be at Chapter Arts Centre screening the new feature film from Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson, A Cat Called Dom. The screening will be followed by a recorded Q+A with Ainslie and Will hosted by our Festival Director, Lauren Orme. During the Q+A, the pair delve into the process of making a film about family, and how they found working together on this project in a very open and honest discussion.
Team CAF are super excited for the screening, and so we wanted to share with you some of the other films that Will and Ainslie have worked on previously. Whether you've seen them before or not, they're all brilliant watches, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD:
The Making of Longbird is Will's BAFTA and Annecy-winning graduation film (Co-written with Ainslie) is a mockumentary that paved the way for the style of their first feature, A Cat Called Dom.
Betty is Will's BAFTA Scotland-winning short is as moving as it is funny, exploring heartbreak while breaking the fourth wall.
"Ainslie Henderson's STEMS is one of my all-time favourite shorts. It's a profound emotional journey in just two minutes – a film about life which encapsulates the magic of animation"
– CAF festival director @laurenormefilms
MONKEY LOVE EXPERIMENTS:
Will and Ainslie's captivating BAFTA Scotland-winning short, it isn't online at the moment, but some of you will have seen it at an early Cardiff Animation Nights! You can hear about it in Skwigly's excellent Lightbox series.
Will and Ainslie's newest film A Cat Called Dom is a documentary made over 8 years, which delves into Will's life and his relationship with his Mother. The film won Best Feature Film and the 2022 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
To see A Cat Called Dom, don't forget to grab a ticket for the screening at Chapter on the 24th of September at 5:50pm!