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
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
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