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BAT EYES: first love, WB Yeats and the power of the word.





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Published on Mar 27, 2012

The confusion of first love, sexual awakening and the poetry of WB Yeats explored in BAT EYES.
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24 year old Adam is having his eyes tested at the optometrist for the first time. As the eye-chart blurs in front of him, he is struck by the memory of a high school English class when he cruelly mocked a shortsighted classmate, Jenny "Bat Eyes" Barrett.

BAT EYES explores the awkward confusion of first love/sex; how language -- particularly poetry -- can add meaning to everyday non-poetic life; and the power of a moment to stay with you for the rest of your life.

Also, watch BOOT from the same director and production team:

Watch LITTLE LOVE, the original theatrical monologue upon which BAT EYES is based, here:

Watch an interview with writer Jessica Bellamy, here:

BAT EYES is part of The Voices Project from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp). More info:

BAT EYES was a Top 10 film in YouTube's 2012 Your Film Festival.


Mia Morrissey as Bat Eyes
Ben James as Adam

Director: Damien Power

Adapted by Jessica Bellamy and Damien Power from the original monologue LITTLE LOVE, by Jessica Bellamy. Watch LITTLE LOVE, here:

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


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