So there’s a very famous beat sheet by the late Blake Snyder called “Save the Cat” (also some books I have always been too cheap to buy). The idea being that if your hero saves a cat in the first scene, the audience will be invested in them for the rest of the movie.

So I thought I’d, y’know, play with that a bit and see if I could come up with some less heroic cat savings. As with the last few times I’ve done this, I had a lot of fun. I also went longer and with fewer new starts, I think because my brain’s engaged in the process now so it’s easier to just take off. Enjoy!