Called “the most famous cat on the Internet,” the wide-eyed perma-kitten Lil Bub is the adorable embodiment of the web’s fascination with all things cats. Born with a rare congenital condition that leaves her features perpetually kitten-like, Bub has won over millions of online fans through her YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram sites, which her owner Mike Bridavsky faithfully maintains. Eager to meet the rest of the web’s famous cats, Mike and Bub hit the road on a wild cross-country romp to get to know all of the Internet’s biggest cat-lebrities: Nyan Cat, Grumpy Cat, the late Keyboard Cat and a few aspiring new cat starlets. They even cross paths with Ben Lashes, the world’s first meme manager, and make an appearance at the inaugural Cat Video Film Festival.
Chock full of adorable kitties, hilarious videos and the dedicated cat enthusiasts who love them, Lil Bub & Friendz is a fun and hip peek behind the curtain of the memes we know and love. A first-of-its-kind exploration of the undeniable phenomenon of memes and viral videos, it is anchored in a timeless boy-and-his-dog—er, cat—story.
Length: 65 minutes
Director: Andy Capper, Juliette Eisner
Producer: Juliette Eisner
Editor: Devin Yuceil
Director of Photography: Danilo Parra
Executive Producer: Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi, Eddy Moretti
Cast: Lil Bub, Mike "The Dude" Bridavsky, Ben Lashes, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat
Cinematographer: Danilo Parra
ANDY CAPPER is the global editor of VICE and most recently directed the critically acclaimed documentary Reincarnated, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. JULIETTE EISNER is a member of VICE’s communications department, spearheading series including The Cute Show!, Fashion Week Internationale, Tattoo Age and Noisey Jamaica.