She’s Allergic To Cats is coming! Giant Pictures has announced they’ll be premiering the new surreal black comedy from writer/director Michael Reich early next month.
Director Michael Reich says he based the film partly around his own experiences with the underground punk scene in LA. He directed music videos for My Chemical Romance, The Shins, Bad Religion and Ryan Adams, and on the side, he earned extra bread as a dog groomer.
The center character of She’s Allergic To Cats, Michael Pinkney, is also a dog groomer. He lives in a ruin-down Hollywood hovel and dreams of making it big in movies. The films he has in mind, however, aren’t likely to capture the zeitgeist…like his latest brainstorm, an all-cat remake of Carrie. He’s working on the film when he falls in love with Cora, a new employee at the groomer’s…and things get weirder from there.
She’s Allergic To Cats stars Mike Pinkney (as Michael Pinkney, no relation), Sonja Kinski (yes, she IS related to Natassja) and Flula Borg (“Conan”, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad). It was produced by Pinkney and genre producer Andrew van den Houten (The Ranger, Sadistic Intentions).
Get ready for one psychedelic trip when She’s Allergic To Cats becomes available on demand April 7.
Michael Pinkney (Pinkney) is a dog groomer living in a rat-infested Hollywood dive with dreams of a bigger creative life. His current ambition is to raise funding for an all-cat remake of Carrie. At home he makes what he refers to as “weird video art that nobody wants to watch”. One day on the job, he meets Cora (Kinski) the girl of his dreams. “When you’re cutting their nails, is it supposed to bleed that much?”, she asks, as he stares at her lovingly. Easily distracted, creatively in knots and now in some sort of love, Michael’s about to embark on a whole new dangerous trip.