Filmmaker and actor Aly Miller on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World talks HERE about Aeris, a movie about a kitten with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). The film’s ending is predictable, since FIP is fatal.
The movie Aeris will be screened November 3 at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th. That’s right, this short feature about a kitten with FIP, which will be seen at film festivals, will be screened at the the noted Lincoln Center in New York City!
So, why make a movie about this topic? It’s because Miller and Peter Castro Jr, her partner and fellow actor/filmmaker, were so devastated and wanted to educate others about FIP. They also aim to raise money for the Winn Feline Foundation Bria Fund.
The Bria Fund exists solely to raise dollars for FIP studies. And, in fact, through Winn funding, a treatment is around the corner. We now understand the class of drug that may help so much that cats will go into remission.
When they got Aeris from the pet store, she appeared healthy. So, there’s a message about purchasing a kitten from a pet store.
It seems cats are the second-most popular subject online, but you won’t find any other movie like this.
All attending will receive a copy of a 50th anniversary commemorative book, 50 Years of Celebrating Feline Health. Winn Feline Foundation is a nonprofit that solely serves to support cat health by funding studies around the world.
Also, there will be lots of raffle items available.
Aly Miller and Peter Castro Jr. will be there to introduce the film. I will speak, and so will Winn Feline’s Bria Fund creator, Susan Gingrich. If you love cats, you need to be there. But, don’t forget to bring your tissues. This one is a tear-jerker.
Layla Morgan Wilde, the creator of Cat Wisdom 101, will be there, and so will many feline veterinarians and other cat-related celebrities, all to support education and funding for FIP studies.
Following the event, don’t miss the yowling after party at the Library Bar on Hudson (358 West 58th St.). We will celebrate those cats now surviving with FIP and celebrate the spirits of those lives lost.
Please join us before tickets sell out: