Synopsis: There is a feral cat crisis in Los Angeles (3,000,000 estimated strays on the streets), but due to a legal injunction 12 years ago, the city has its hands tied and can neither participate in nor fund TNR (trap/neuter/return). There is a small army of dedicated volunteer trappers and fosterers, however, who give selflessly of their time, monies and energies to try to mitigate this crisis. These are the “crazy cat ladies” (and men) of the City of Angels.
Garrett Clancy is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. His most recent film is the documentary feature Crazy Cat Lady. He wrote/directed/produced the festival-winning feature film, Cold Ones (aka Lake of the Woods), starring C. Thomas Howell, Kim Darby and Geoffrey Lewis; he wrote the children’s film, Scooter Kidz; and he co-wrote the film Newcomers, starring Chris Evans, Kate Bosworth and Paul Dano. He co-produced the indie, festival-winning feature, Getting Grace, co-executive produced the documentary feature, The Need to Grow, and produced the family feature, Amazed by You. His stage play Steamers was an L.A. Weekly pick-of-the-week, and his short play, “The Weight”, was workshopped at the Edward Albee Last Frontier Theater Conference. His short story, “Historical Insignificance” was a finalist for and won the Reader’s Choice award for the Warren Adler Short Story Contest. He holds an M.F.A. degree in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California School of Cinema/Television, and has taught English and film at both the university and private high school level. He is a U.S. Army veteran and current Chief of the Bell Canyon Volunteer Wildland Fire Department.