Do you see that little white blur in the middle of this screen shot? Ghost? Nope. Trash? Nope. It's our cat. Well, more truthfully, our neighbors cat. We accidentally stole the neighbors cat. When I moved in we went for a late night walk around the woods and a cat about a mile away followed us home. A year later found out he actually belongs to our neighbors and was in the process of fleeing an outdoor cat life, complete with torturous children, when he chose to live with us.
Dr. Julius Irving, as he has come to be known, appears throughout the shots of Gravity. Stop motion allows for him to be seen for milliseconds but sometimes he'll linger still in the frame. Once during filming he managed to climb 16ft to our artificial heaven construction that looks down on Leonard's house and just sat in the middle of the shot. This incident led to Brent scaling the rickety heaven, retrieving the cat, and having his glasses knocked off by the (freaked out) cat during the descent sending me, Mike & Holli (Mike's fiancee/occasional second camera operator) into the bushes with flashlights in search of, literally, the directors vision... Bad Cat! Here is a picture of Dr. J/Dr. Jai-us/Blood Cat in his former glory days of being Number One Killer (another photo by Drew). Now he is more of a cat who eats pieces of dead mice out of a mouse trap in the kitchen. O Julius....sigh...remember when you were Number One Killer (reluctantly sets mouse trap)?