Joey Curti and Brad Shaffer will serve as science advisors on UCLA film about an autistic boy’s love of bats

Bat Boy — a fictional short film from UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and School of Theater, Film and Television — follows Andre on his mission to figure out the cause of the disappearance and save his winged friends. The film is written and directed by Aaron Lemle, a student pursuing his master’s degree in fine arts. Professor Brad Shaffer and Joey Curti, conservation researchers with the La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, will serve as science advisors.

The film is expected to start shooting in June and be released in December.

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