The Sleepless Bat
Coming to theatres 2018/19
Production: LightSparks Creatives | UK/Hungary
The Sleepless Bat is a heart wrenching poem of survival in a callous world. Ali, the protagonist, cannot seem to escape the hopelessness of his life--even the act of finding a daytime job seems impossible to him. The themes of invisibility, immigration, sleep deprivation, poverty and survival are ubiquitous in today's nocturnal cities of the future. Ali however, seems to encounter all, at the same time. This short film isolates each of Ali's encounter in an effort to canvas the traps of his livelihood.
This is the story of a migrant night shift worker in London, trapped like a sleepless bat blinded by the powerful lights of the 24-hour city.