Adjunct Prof Gets Up Close With Grumpy Cat


UBC Film Production adjunct professor Rafi Spivak has just finished editing the feature film ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’, starring Russel Peters and Aubrey Plaza. The film can be purchased in Canada from Amazon and will premier on LifeTime in the US on November 29.

In the last year and a half, Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, has arguably become the most famous cat of all time. The adorable Internet celebrity was named the most influential cat by MSNBC, most important cat by Mashable and Buzzfeed, and has appeared in news and television shows around the world. She is the author of A Grumpy Book, currently in print in 14 languages, and has a second book coming out this August.

Grumpy Cat has numerous merchandising deals and is Friskies official ‘Spokescat.’ Grumpy Cat is recognized as an Internet “meme” – and the first one to get it’s own movie.