I opened a pledge to kickstart the making of a short documentary called the Sleepless Bat. The film carries a powerful social message about the problematic behind evening and night-time economy expansion that impact negatively the invisible lives of night workers that keep global cities going 24/7.
The film draft has been reviewed in 2016 by the screener and the main portfolio reviewer for the San Francisco International Film Festival:
"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."
In Werner Herzog's inimitable way, this film reveals and "Ecstatic Truth" that just hits you emotionally.
However, this creative work is time-consuming and it requires finances. With patrons' pledges, creative time turns into concrete, real outcomes. Be one of those people, curious enough and willing to support NightSparks works in order to continue unveiling a part of the world that remains largely unseen, unheard .... practically invisible. I urge you that you make your pledge and change the destiny of a short documentary that I started in 2015, but I stopped in 2016 due to lack of funds. Pledge for The Sleepless Bat, and for the NIGHTWORK documentary podcast. Be my Patron!
"No film remains unfinished." - Werner Herzog, (MasterClass, 2016)
"No story is left behind." - NightSparks.
Watch the show-reel 'destiny of a documentary on night work' depicting my immersive fieldwork journey and why the Sleepless Bat needs to become live on screen.
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