CAT PERSON is a smart, darkly funny conversation starter. Directed by Award-Winning Filmmaker Susanna Fogel (“The Flight Attendant”, writer Booksmart)
Starring: Emilia Jones (CODA) Nicholas Braun (“Succession”) Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers) Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) Fred Melamed (A Serious Man) Liza Koshy (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark) Written by Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex”), the story expands upon Kristen Roupenians’ 2017 short story of the same name published in The New Yorker. Striking a nerve with readers, “Cat Person” was the first work of short fiction to ever go viral, spurring conversations about the modern dating scene, seduction and consent around the world. When Margot, a college sophomore (Emilia Jones) goes on a date with the older Robert (Nicholas Braun), she finds that IRL Robert doesn’t live up to the Robert she has been flirting with over texts. Cat Person is a razor-sharp exploration of the gender divide, the quagmire of navigating modern dating and the dangerous projections we make in our minds about the person at the other end of our phones.
ABOUT SUSANNA FOGEL
Susanna Fogel is a director, screenwriter, and novelist. Most recently, she wrapped production on Winner, a feature biopic of American whistleblower Reality Winner starring Emilia Jones, Connie Britton, Zach Galifinakis, and Kathryn Newton. Her prior feature film work includes co-writing the hit comedy Booksmart and directing and co-writing Lionsgate's The Spy Who Dumped Me. On the television side, her directing credits include the pilot episode of the HBO Max series “The Flight Attendant”, for which she won a DGA Award and was nominated for an Emmy, the first three episodes of National Geographic's recent WWII limited series A Small Light, the pilot of the Amazon series “The Wilds”, and episodes of Gillian Flynn’s remake of “Utopia”.