Cat Daddies

Man has found a new best friend: Tora, Pickles, Lucky, Zulu, Toodles, Flame and GoalKitty. These are just some of the lovable feline stars of director Mye Hoang’s debut documentary film. A heartwarming and tender portrait of a diverse group of men whose lives have been forever changed by their love of cats, Cat Daddies takes us on an inspiring journey all across the United States during the challenging early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when people desperately needed hope and companionship. These nine “cat dads” come from all walks of life – a firefighter, a truck driver, a Hollywood stuntman, an ad executive turned cat rescuer, a police officer, a software engineer, an actor/Instagram influencer, a school teacher and an undocumented and disabled immigrant living on the streets of New York City. They couldn’t be any more different, but each of them has a compelling story to tell and share an unconditional love for their beloved cats. A refreshing and timely exploration of modern masculinity, Cat Daddies shows us how being a “cat person” has no gender, and that the unlikely bond between man and cat is here to stay. (1h 29m)

“Although it shouldn’t be so rare to see this kind of compassion between men, it’s what ultimately distinguishes “Cat Daddies” where curiosity, in spite of the long-held idiom, is actually rewarded.” – Stephen Saito, Moveable Feast

“Mye Hoang’s irresistibly appealing documentary is so insightfully observed, beautifully crafted and warmly empathetic that even normally feline-averse viewers will want to sing its praises and hold it close to their hearts.” – Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show