Copyright © 2015 RONLEE NEMETH

Seymour, a socially awkward, middle-aged man lives his life by a dull daily routine, and has long since given up on attempting any sort of change. It therefore comes as no surprise, when a bat flies in through his window early one morning, that Seymour puts up very little effort in chasing it out before abandoning the pursuit.

Seymour and the Bat develop a rapport, leading the bat to try and help Seymour deal with his life in the best way possible – namely, by turning him into a bat.

But Seymour doesn’t want to be a bat forever.

 

The film was loosely inspired by American philosopher Thomas Nagel’s “What is it Like to be a Bat?”, an article raising issues regarding the mind-body problem, specifically arguing against the possibility of psycho-physical reductionism.

DIRECTOR & ANIMATOR: RONLEE NEMETH

WRITER: ITTAI RATZERSDORFER & RONLEE NEMETH

MUSIC COMPOSER: ELI BEN AVI

TECHNIQUE: 2D ANIMATION

DURATION: 06:35 MIN

2015

Animakom Bilbao International Animation Festival

Bilbao, Spain 2017

Riverside Short Film Festival

New Haven, MO 2017

Open World Animation Festival

Allentown, PA 2017

Woman in Town Festival

Tel Aviv, Israel 2017

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:  

Bucheon International Animation Festival

Bucheon, South Korea 2016

Portsmouth International Film Festival

Porsmouth, UK 2016

Animix Animation International Festival

Tel Aviv, Israel 2016

The Story of SPACE

Goa, India 2017

ANNY Animation Nights New York

New York, NY 2017

St. Francis College Women's Film Festival

Brooklyn, NY 2017  / Student Animation Award

Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival

Sunnyside, NY 2017

Amazon Underground Film Festival

Manaus, Brazil 2017

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