The Cat, the Reverend and the Slave, by Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita (2009)

« What does it mean to live in this world, and also live in an alternative virtual world partly of your own creation? Artists know this divided life very well, but for the everyday people, the meaning is something different. Whether they are part of the “Furries,” or “Goreians” or fundamentalist Christians, the impulse to be free of life as we know it and plunge into a parallel universe and culture is profound and possibly all-consuming. And as genuine artists, Della Negra and Kinoshita, partners in several audiovisual projects, observe Second Life without judgment but with penetrating eyes and ears. » – Robert Koehler


  • FID Marseille (France, 2009)
  • GNCR Award & Georges de Beauregard Award
  • Etats Généraux du Documentaire de Lussas (France, 2009)
  • Namur IFF (Belgium, 2009)
  • Valdivia IFF (Chili, 2009)
  • EntreVues Belfort (France, 2009)
  • Anaheim FF (USA, 2010)




  • Writers and directors: Alain Della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita
  • Production: Capricci Films
  • Cast: Patrick Teal, Benjamin L. Faust, Jennifer R. Faust, Krista Kenneth
  • Cinematography: Kaori Kinoshita, Michael Pessah
  • Sound design: Rowen Burkam, Alain Della Negra
  • Running time: 80 min
  • Year: 2009
  • Country: France
  • Original language: English
  • Available subtitles: French
  • Screening formats: Blu-Ray and DCP
  • Image: 1,77:1 HD 16/9
  • Sound: 5.1
  • International sales: Capricci Films