CatCon From Your Couch
Roles: CatCon From Your Couch - Editor, You And Me - Director, Editor
What is CatCon? One way to describe it is ‘Comic-Con for Cat People’. Since 2015, it has been run as a 2-day convention in LA, welcoming 78,000 attendees, and has been featured in The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Reuters, Vanity Fair, and Glamour.
Due to the 2020 pandemic, CatCon needed to temporarily shift to online events and bring together the cat community digitally. CatCon From Your Couch was created and ran in both October 2020 and again in April 2021.
I worked as an editor on CCFYC, editing together two days worth of cat-content for the live-streamed online weekend event. CCFYC saw headliners such as Kesha, Grace Africa, The Merrell Twins, Heidi Gardner, and Georgia Hardstark (and their cats!)
For CatCon 2021, I co-directed and edited a short film in celebration of National Cat Lady Day using all user-generated content. Susan Michal’s poem, ‘You and Me’, tells the story of the bond between cat lady and cat, and the film brought together over 70 womxn in the cat community who shared their treasured videos and images with their beloved cats.
“I have worked with Ruby on a few projects thus far, and I'm sure many more to come! Collaboration is at the epicenter of my business, and Ruby is a collaborative force, through and through. I count on her to see things I don't, to infuse nuances, and spot opportunities that I may have overlooked in the production. She is editor, producer, and storyteller, all in one!” - Susan Michals, Creator of CatCon
CatCon From Your Couch Credits
Directors - Susan Michals, Roxanna Dunlop
Executive Producers - Roxanna Dunlop, Carole McManus, Michelle Borok
Line Producer - Erin Ray
Tech Director - Jacob Michals
Editors - Ruby Bell, Mackenzie Johnson, Roxanna Dunlop
GFX - Ronald Rhodes
Graphic Designer - Abigail Michals
You and Me Credits
Directors - Susan Michals and Ruby Bell
Editor - Ruby Bell
Voiceover - Roxanna Dunlop