Henri, le Chat Noir (French pronunciation: [lə ʃa nwaʁ] ; French for „The Black Cat“) is a web series of short films on the existential musings of the tuxedo cat Henri, written and directed by William Braden.
The first short film Henri was a film project by William Braden who was studying at the Seattle Film Institute. Braden was inspired by the American perception on French films viewing them as „very pretentious and self-involved. […] And what could be more self-absorbed and pampered than a house cat?“
Braden wrote the scripts while his mother, who is fluent in French, helped with pronunciations and proper usage. Henri was written, filmed and edited in eleven days.