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Cat­nip: Egress to Obliv­ion? — Trailer from Jason Willis on Vimeo.


Cat­nip is all the rage with today’s mod­ern feline, but do we really under­stand it?

Is it a source for harm­less kicks, or a poten­tially crip­pling addic­tion? Is it a tool to expand one’s con­scious­ness, or a down­ward spi­ral­ing path that can even­tu­ally lead to insanity?

Once and for all the facts about this con­tro­ver­sial sub­stance are frankly dis­cussed, in the long-lost drug edu­ca­tional film that never-was, “Cat­nip: Egress to Oblivion?”.


Cat­nip: Egress to Obliv­ion? — Cast, Cats and Crew

Exter­nal link to Flickr set.


Cat­nip: Egress to Obliv­ion? — Stills and Related

Exter­nal link to Flickr set.


Cat­nip: Egress to Obliv­ion? — Reviews

Exter­nal link to Flickr set.


Cat­nip: Egress to Obliv­ion? — Elec­tronic Press Kit

Exter­nal link to Flickr set.


Hello there Cat fanciers! I have made you some­thing ridicu­lous! In fact, I’ve even writ­ten you a song!

Allow me to present the long-lost 1970’s class­room drug edu­ca­tion film that never-was, “Cat­nip: Egress to Oblivion?”

Inspired by some of the amaz­ing edu­ca­tion­als unearthed by Some­thing Weird Video over the years, “Cat­nip: Egress to Obliv­ion?” fea­tures COMPELLING NARRATION by Mr. Terry Easley, EXPERT TESTIMONY by Doc­tors Gio­vanni Dominice and Neil Kight, as well as a DAZZLING HOST of kit­tens and cats who came to the project via friends both near and far (with an extra spe­cial tip o’ the hat to Desi Aragon, Lee Bucyk, Kim Kysar, Ruby Mash­burn & Martha Lucille Sanders).

The total bud­get for this film was $25, all of which was spent on catnip.

Meeeeeeee­owch!

And hey! Be sure to check out the Face­book group too!


What’s this? Why it’s a SUPER EXCITING TEN-SECOND BONUS INTRO from when “Cat­nip: Egress to Obliv­ion?” played at the totally awe­some Dis­pos­able Film Fes­ti­val in San Fran­cisco, CA.

(As part of the event, they ask that their direc­tors come up with lit­tle 10 sec­ond “self por­traits” to screen before the show­ings, so this was mine.)

“Jason Willis / Self Por­trait” — 2013 Dis­pos­able Film Fes­ti­val (San Fran­cisco, CA) from Jason Willis on Vimeo.


And hey! Here’s my dar­ling cat Nova run­ning through a gamut of emo­tions as part of her screen test. What range!

Screen Test — Nova the Cat from Jason Willis on Vimeo.


Writ­ten and Directed by Jason Willis

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