Dan O'Berry is an award winning filmmaker living and working in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film from the CW Post Campus of Long Island University. Dan is also the founder of, one of the Internet's most popular filmmaking portals.


TRT: 22:04
Black and white
Shot in super 16mm
Language: English


Nick tries to open the door to his girlfriend's past, only to find himself locked out without a key—and without a clue.


First Prize - Comedy Short
Long Island Film Festival 2004

Best of Festival - Comedy
Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2004

Best Live Action Short
Memphis International Film Festival 2004

Second Place - Comedy Short
The Indie Gathering 2005


"Hopper steals the show as Pinky and does a good job acting as does the rest of the cast. "...To Skin a Cat" is an entertaining film."
Greg Bellavia
Film Threat

"A fantastic film that is sure to be remembered."
Lisa Bobal
Memphis Film Forum

"We really loved this film, this really reminded me of the early Jim Jarmusch, who I really love. It is one of the films that we are promoting to the press."
Carol Bidault
Executive Director/Founder
DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF)

"If you are a fan of indie films, this is it. An instant classic. Every time I viewed it I found a new twist. Reminiscent of Tarantino with good humor, I LOVED IT!" Reviewer

"Best short at festival. I saw this film at the Pocono Mountain Film Fest... The acting was first rate and the black and white photography was very good... All-in-all a very enjoyable short."
IMDb Reviewer

"On the road to Hollywood, a local filmmaker will debut his award winning short film to Long Islanders as part of the Long Island International Film Expo. Delivering a comic tale of romantic frustration, Dan O’Berry will debut his movie ...To Skin a Cat to audiences this weekend."
Melissa Mendelson
Smithtown Messenger