“The Day My Cat Saved My Life” is based on a true-life story of a severe psychotic episode which brings the narrator to the brink of suicide, where he is eventually found and saved by his cat.
The film is written and directed by, and stars, Kagan Goh.
Originally from Singapore, Kagan Goh is a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist: published author, spoken word poet, playwright, actor, mental health advocate and activist. Goh is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a number of releases, including the award-winning Mind Fuck (1996) and Stolen Memories (2012). His films have been broadcast on national television and gained entry into respected film festivals across Canada.
Kagan’s memoir, Surviving Samsara, is being published by Caitlin Press. https://caitlin-press.com/our-books/surviving-samsara/. He has also created a theatrical play based on the material: www.survivingsamsara.com.
“The Day My Cat Saved My Life” screens in Shorts Block No. 2.
You can watch our exclusive interview with Kagan Goh here: https://mentalfilmness2021.eventive.org/interviews2021