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16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate. When he seeks her out to apologise, she has quite different plans for him. Years later, when least expected, the memory of this event comes back to haunt Adam.
Writer Jessica Bellamy talks about the writing and making of BAT EYES below (spoilers!)
BAT EYES has been a vimeo Staff pick, a Short Of The Week and was a Top Ten finalist in YouTube’s Your Film Festival.
Mia Morrissey as Bat Eyes
Ben James as Adam
Directed by Damien Power
Adapted by Jessica Bellamy and Damien Power from the original monologue LITTLE LOVE, by Jessica Bellamy
‘When you are old and grey’ by William Butler Yeats
Producer: Bec Cubitt
Co-Producers: Eleanor Winkler & Eva Di Blasio
Cinematographer: Simon Chapman
Production Designer: Andrew ‘Undi’ Lee
Editor: Nikki Stevens
Sound Designer: Sasha Zastavnikovic
Composer: Brendan Woithe
Executive Producer for atyp: Dan Prichard
Listen to the beautiful title music of BAT EYES, by Brendan Woithe, below.
Watch Jessica’s original monologue, LITTLE LOVE, below. LITTLE LOVE was adapted by Jessica and director Damien Power into the BAT EYES.
Since premiering online BAT EYES has also been travelling to festivals around the world:
FINALIST – YouTube: Your Film Festival, 2012 – screened at Venice Film Festival, Italy, 2012
Official Selection – Dungog Film Festival, Australia 2012
WINNER – BEST FILM – Shot! Marrickville Film Festival, Australia, 2012
In Competition - Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2012
Official Selection – Tread Softly Festival, Sligo, Ireland, 2012
Staff Pick – Vimeo, 2012
In Competition – Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2012
In Competition – Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide, Australia, 2013
In Competition – West End Short Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia, 2013
In Competition – 19th World of Women Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2013
Official Selection – Evolution International Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt, 2013
Official Selection – Poetry 2013, Munster, Germany, 2013