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Cats Of Malta heading to Digital 25th September Watch the trailer here

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This International Cat Day, Nexus Production Group is delighted to annouce multi-award winning, heart-warming documentary Cats of Malta will be coming to digital download in the UK and Ireland from 25th September. 

Directed by Sarah Jayne Portelli, most known for her work directing Daughter –starring Katherine Langford. Cats of Malta is also produced by Sarah Jayne Portelli and Ivan Malekin. Ivan is a prolific producer, director, editor and cinematographer, selected for the ‘Top 50 Australian Independent Film Heroes’ and known for  Corpore (2020) and Machination (2022). 

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In capable hands, it’s no suprise Cats of Malta became a multi-award winning documentary. The film has received the “Critics Choice Award” at Black Swan International Film Festival (2022), the “Gold Award”  at Spotlight Documentary Film Awards (2022), and “Best Cat Film” at Fauna Tepoztlán Animal Festival (2023) to name but a few. 

Cats of Malta stars, all as themselves, Roza Zammit Salinos, Isaac Muscat, Karmen Colerio, Matthew Pandolfino, Salvu Gilson, Michelle Degura, Polly March and Nikki Micallef. 

Cats of Malta takes audiences on a journey through the island’s colorful cat colonies, cat cafes, parks and streets to meet local volunteer feeders, business owners and artists whose lives are enriched by stray cats.

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Each interview reveals more about Malta’s cat culture, while illuminating the mental health benefits the stray felines provide locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a deep dive into the inner workings of the island’s cat community and experience their highs and lows as the cats unite the island.

By highlighting the strength of community and focusing on the relatable universal themes of compassion and unconditional love, Cats of Malta shifts beyond solely pleasing cat enthusiasts into the realm of education, tourism and good old-fashioned, feel-good entertainment.

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Cats of Malta will be available in the UK & Ireland on Digital Download from 25th September

About  Nexus Production Group

Nexus Production Group was founded in 2007 by Ivan Malekin and Patrick Siscar. In 2013, Sarah Jayne Portelli joined the company, which is now Malta based. 

In 2017, after a number of short film endeavors, NPG turned their focus to improvised filmmaking. From that shift their 24 hour feature film Friends, Foes & Fireworks was born, proving to be a successful and creative micro-budget filmmaking method, which the company fully embraced. 

Aside from producing and shooting feature films In Corpore, Machination, ForeFans, and documentaries No Woman is an Island and Cats of Malta since that improvised experiment, Ivan and Sarah have filmed and released eleven episodes of web series Life Improvised, filming in multiple countries around the world. The duo also teach improvised film techniques, both online through Udemy and IFH Academy, and through live workshops at schools, film events, and through Zoom. Ivan’s 2021 book Improv for Indie Filmmakers is a testament to their passion for micro-budget filmmaking and their extensive library of diverse films.

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