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Bat

Bat

A suburban shaman slays her dragon-mother with the help of her best friend's 10 year old son and a VR program simulating flight.

Currently in post-production.

Director’s Statement

With Bat, I continue to explore emotional and thematic concerns whose excavation I initiated in the making of Breathing above the Treeline. Foremost among these is the structure and content of the the spiritual systems we create in order to counteract the anxiety of existential annihilation. My interest currently is focused on the mechanics of self-actualization and in particular, self-actualization as a woman. How does the co-opting of an ancient religious practice expressed in Native American shamanism or the promise of simulated realities possible with VR technology both define and address the pressing question of how we create meaning for ourselves day to day? Might meaning not be found simply in the manifest relationship of aligning what we say with what we do? Or, more simply, in telling the truth? What about that?

 

Eagle altar on the set of Bat.

Eagle altar on the set of Bat.