“She’s Allergic To Cats” follows Michael Pinkney (played by Michael Pinkney), a dog groomer in Hollywood who strives to be more than his lowly job. He lives in the shadow of the film industry and resides in a crappy, rat-infested apartment. His mind constantly wanders into a dreamscape that resembles his analog video experiments. B
ut when Pinkney meets Cora (Sonja Kinski), the girl of his dreams, his life soon spirals out of control. On their very first date, they travel through a dark path that descends into surreal chaos where Pinkney’s greatest hopes and worst fears are realized. Breaking down the barriers between fantasy and reality, “She’s Allergic To Cats” dives deep into psychological insanity via experimental video art techniques and romantic comedy tropes. Watch an exclusive teaser and see the film’s poster below.
The film is the directorial debut of Michael Reich. He has previously directed music videos for My Chemical Romance, The Shins, Bad Religion, Yuck, and Ryan Adams. “She’s Allergic To Cats” is an autobiographical account of Reich’s time as a dog groomer with artistic ambitions. The film was funded entirely by savings accumulated from working as a body double for one of the Daft Punk robots, which Reich has done since 2005 when he starred in Daft Punk’s feature film “Electroma.”
“She’s Allergic To Cats” will have its world premiere on July 21 at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.