KQED’s Film School Shorts has acquired Kesley Goldych’s Savannah College of Art and Design animation film Trash Cat, following its screening at SXSW in Austin. The short joins the Film School Shorts lineup and will air as part of the half-hour weekly series showcasing student film works from across the country. The next season premieres in September.
Trash Cat tells the story of a feisty kitty getting into the ultimate mischief. Filmmaker Kelsey Goldych is a San Diego-based director and writer, and graduated from SCAD with a BFA in animation.
“For animation students at SCAD, our final project is to make a short film, so that’s how Trash Cat came about!” says Goldych. “I knew I wanted to make something about a girl and her cat, and I think I got lucky enough to have a lot of personal experience with that. The film is inspired by a lot of similar shenanigans my own cat pulls and I think you can see a lot of her personality shine through in the film’s main star. It was great to be able to work with such a talented cast and crew. The film would not be what it is without them!”