Sep 16, 2013

Anastasia Basche Debuts New Feature Film and Graphic Novel at Weisman Gallery Exhibit

Link to the Official Press Release above.

The projects will be on display in the Weisman Gallery at Columbia College, 618 S. Michigan Ave. on the 2nd floor until October 11th.  An award reception will be held at the Weisman Gallery on September 18th from 5 to 7pm.

Jul 2, 2013

Anastasia Basche Teaching at Broadway Break Thru July 8th - 13th 2013!

Anastasia is proud to join the cast of amazing and talented teachers of Chicago's Broadway Break Thru experience this summer; including Universal Picture's star of "Pitch Perfect", Ben Platt, and "Dancing with The Stars" professional dancer, Lindsay Arnold!  

For one fun filled week she'll be teaching and working with the students to film and craft individual student films for presentation at the camp's final performance Saturday July 13th.

Jun 10, 2013

1st Sneak Peek!  New artwork for the graphic series "Boudica"

1st Sneak Peek! New artwork for the graphic series "Boudica"

Honorary Cat Arkie Ring has been hard at work coloring the 30 pages of graphic illustration that will make up the 1st issue of Anastasia Basche's epic graphic series about the Celtic warrior queen "Boudica".  The series follows the many struggles Boudica faces, being both a warrior and a mother while she tries to lead a band of disparate Celtic tribes in rebellion against an impenetrable Roman army.

May 30, 2013

Casting for the new feature horror film "Severed Souls" is under way.

Pompous Cat had a great round of auditions last night and will continue to see more amazing Chicago talent tonight and Friday.

If you are interested in being considered for a role:

Email actor submissions to:


Auditions: May 29,30,&31st.

Where: Columbia College: 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605 Rm #717

When: 4:15pm to 8:45pm 

May 21, 2013

Anastasia Basche is Directing the new animated film

Anastasia Basche is Directing the new animated film

Pompous Cat Studios wades into animation with the new film "Deep Ship" with producer Leah Shaheen.  Previous Pompous Cat collaborators Mason Kaye (Composer) and Marina City (Title Song composition and performance) get onboard to bring this amazing tale about three sailors trapped in the belly of a whale to life!

"Deep Ship" is slated to premier at animation and family film festivals fall 2013.

Watch Falling Up & Breaking Down Music Video

Click on the link above to watch the music video for "Falling Up & Breaking Down"

The new music video for Chicago band Marina City nears 5,000 views on You Tube!  Pompous Cat director Anastasia Basche and Marina City collaborate together again for the title song on the animated film "Deep Ship" in production now.

Feb 14, 2013

Marina City music video "Falling Up & Breaking Down" receives over 3,000 views in online launch!

Pompous Cat's first music video "Falling Up & Breaking Down" created in collaboration with Chicago based "Marina City" produced and directed by Anastasia Basche received over 3,000 views in just 72 hours since its online launch through YouTube!  

Pompous Cat would like to thank the many valuable team memebers that made this project possible, including Terry Jun, Jerrod Howe, Kein Onickel, Daniel Zuniga, Christina Harper, Coco Fernandez, Bruce Sheridan, Julian Grant, and all the members of Marina City.

Check it out here:

2 Pompous Cat Projects Receive 2013 Weisman Awards and Grant funding!

Congratulations to honorary Pompous Cat, Arkie Ring for winning a 2013 Weisman Award for the new graphic series in development entitled "Boudica".  The award will grant funding for completion of a first installment of a 12 issue graphic series based on the feature film screenplay by Anastasia Basche.  Look for the completed issue to be available for distribution and on display at the Columbia College Chicago Weisman Gallery September 5, 2013!

Anastasia Basche was awarded a 2013 Weisman Award and grant for the new horror film "Severed Souls" in development and slated to begin filming this summer.  Stay posted for future production updates!

Dec 1, 2012

Anastasia Basche lectures at the Creative Minds New Year New Strategies Writers Retreat!

Pompous Cat was proud to encourage a fabulous group of talented writers and filmmakers in Los Angeles to fundraise for their films with a presentation on How To Start A Kickstarter Campaign.   Using the successful Tambo campaign as a model along with other equally successful friends like John Rangle's "Girls On Liberty Street" and Paul Peditto's "CHAT".  Here's to more successfully funded independent projects in the New Year!!!