Wooden Boat
Wooden Boat

Inside the world of wooden sailboats in Sausalito, California. Shot on 16mm color film.

The Legend of Rosalie

A short documentary about an off the grid community in the southern California Desert.

Nutkin's Last Stand

A short documentary about the fight to save England's native red squirrels from an invasion of american gray squirrels.


Plasticity reveals three instances—a rooftop apiary, an occasional restaurant, and a mobile pizzeria—of people redefining the use of urban space in San Francisco.

The Gentle Sport

A visit to the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club, one of the largest lawn bowling clubs in the United States. The film explores a distinctly English game in an American context, and examines its appeal and its future.

We Continue in the Old Style

A short film about Paul's Hat Works in the outer Richmond district of San Francisco. A men's hatter of the old guard since 1918, with a new twist. Shot on black & white 16mm film (on a Bolex).

Partnership for Children & Youth

PCY brings together communities to support low-income children in school and life.

Woodcut Maps

Beautiful, customized wood-inlay maps handmade in San Francisco by a husband and wife team.

2013 Outside Lands Festival SF

Watch Ranger Dave frolic in Golden Gate Park with some of his furry friends as they announce the 2013 Outside Lands Lineup!


A promotional short for ETC (Environmental Traveling Companions), a non-profit that takes people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth on outdoor adventures.

Dandelion Chocolate

The un-making of some of the finest chocolate bars in the world from bar-to-bean. Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco


A promotional video introducing Sifteo and showing off their cutting-edge game cubes.

SIFTEO Cubes for Developers

A promotional video inviting developers to create games for Sifteo's Generation 2 Cubes.

Subrosa Coffee - Oakland, CA

A short promotional video for Subrosa Coffee of Oakland, CA.

Bullis Charter School Junior Olympics

A short documentary about the 2012 Junior Olympics hosted by Bullis Charter School. Los Altos, CA.

Gun Vs. Clutch

A promotional video for an Italian handbag designer.

Dent May "Howard"

Official music video for Paw Tracks Records' artist Dent May


An animation for event promotion startup Eventbrite


A promotional spot using archival material for iPhone application Namerick.


An animation from The Klutz Book of Animation. To see the rest and order the book go here http://video.klutz.com/animation/

Science Center Singapore

A promotional video for Science Centre Singapore's annual stop motion animation competition.


Charlie Mars "Like a Bird, Like a Plane"

Dent May "Oh Paris"

Arthur & Janisha: Save The Date


24 Hours Looking East of Twin Peaks

Snails Gone Wild





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CAT TRICK is a collective of independent filmmakers based in San Francisco who collaborate to create original non-fiction content with a strong sense of visual style for a diverse range of clients. Nick Berger, Ryan Malloy, and Rory Fraser met at Stanford in the MFA Documentary program, and formed Cat Trick in 2011. They each continue their own work as documentary filmmakers.

NICK BERGER became a specialist in stop-motion animation through is work on "The Klutz Book of Animation" and a squirrel enthusiast through his work on the documentary "Nutkin's Last Stand." He makes documentaries about surreal characters and environments and his stop-motions focus on the clever use of materials. Nick is a graduate of Brown University.

RYAN MALLOY got his start as an urban planner and he continues to explore urban environments through his documentaries. He's also been known to turn the camera on himself, exposing both the humor and challenges of daily life. Ryan is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

RORY FRASER teaches filmmaking at Ithaca College, and continues to make short documentaries and experimental works. He is from Franklin, Tennessee and is a graduate of Sewanee.