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Feline Reincarnate

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Feline Reincarnate

Driven to distraction a young man murders another, however the dead victim’s feline reincarnation wants revenge!

Amateur film 1976 11 mins

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Overview

A pilot episode intended to be produced for TV screening, this is the third film in the 'Other Realms' series. The 'Other Realms' episodes are tales of strange happenings where the bizarre becomes commonplace, melding atmospheric soundtracks, a mix of live-action and stop-motion animation, and sophisticated editing techniques. Filmmaker and animator Jon Coley was just 17 years of age when he directed, edited, animated, and starred in this production.

Coley's short fiction films take inspiration from the work of fantasy animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen. Coley had a very early introduction to work of Ray Harryhausen, when aged 3, he saw a TV excerpt from 'The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms'. Aged 13, on a wet Saturday afternoon, Coley went to see 'One Million Years B.C. (1966). From then on he was hooked. In later years, after eventually tracking down his hero, Coley and Harryhausen became great friends, and the two would showcase work to each other.