Cat out of bag on web series
SUBIACO’S Cat Cafe owners Chris Mewburn and Terps Platritis will feature in the first episode of documentary web series Stories Out Loud.
Launching on February 23, each episode will feature an individual or group who has contributed to their community, organisations and businesses in ways that matter and take courage.
Director and cofounder Nanda Gunnink said the Cat Cafe owners shared how they had their concept knocked back several times, were victims of ageism and told that they “didn’t have it in them”.
“They’re a young couple who had wanted to set this up for two years and couldn’t find the support they needed,” Ms Gunnink, of Subiaco, said.
Fellow director and co-founder Suzanne Waldron, of Perth, said the pair were the perfect subjects for the first of eight four-minute episodes this year.
“They both have Masters degrees in architecture, they’ve run businesses before and they wanted to show what they’re capable of,” Ms Waldron said.
The episodes have a hint of animation with help from animator and editor Adam Auzins and is produced by Lauren Curtis-power at Studio Orange in Perth.
Stories Out Loud came about after a successful screening of Ms Waldron’s life story that is to be released soon.
“We had a screening for a couple friends to show the work we’ve done,” Ms Gunnink said.
“After the screening we were both overwhelmed with the emotion of the audience, it was incredible.”
There are plans to take the not-for-profit project to the regions and eventually east to gather more stories for second and third seasons.
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Producer Lauren Curtis-power, co-founder/directors Nanda Gunnink and Suzanne Waldron and animator/editor Adam Auzins.