short fix: CATNIP, EGRESS TO OBLIVION?
We’re back with another short fix, the cat-astrophically trippy Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?, in which writer/director Jason Willis dares to ask the tough question: do we really understand the catnip rage among today’s modern feline?
We interviewed Mr. Willis about his inspiration for the film, and here’s what he had to say:
“Well, sure — it’s possible that the impetus for Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? dates back to my performace at age 7 in Centron Film’s Halloween Safety educational (1977), but my honest guess is that the most direct inspiration came from the wonderful drug films unearthed and sold by Something Weird Video back in the early 90’s.
There’s just something about that hard-to-define combination of well-intentioned preachiness, fear-based hyperbole and an earnest desire for a better world (filled with a more informed youthful populace, naturally) that just creates magic for me.
I truly hope I did the form justice, but if not at least I can say that I had a lot of fun watching my cats roll around. I hope you do too.”
Jason Willis is from the far-famed city of Lawrence, KS; and, upon the close of his time spent there, journeyed to Tucson, AZ for a continued duration of over 20 years.
Mr. Willis enjoys creating within a wide range of artistic mediums and disciplines, with an expansive archiving purview that finds fancy in several manners of esoterica.
Mr. Willis likes Mexican food. Learn more about Mr. Willis’ proclivities at jasonwillis.com.
July 25th, 2012 • 1 Comment