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The Butterfly Circus (2009)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 31 August 2009 (USA)
The Butterfly Circus is the story of a renowned circus troupe traveling through the devastated American landscape at the height of the Great Depression, lifting the spirits of audiences ... See full summary »

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Joshua Weigel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Verástegui ... Mr. Mendez
Nick Vujicic Nick Vujicic ... Will
Doug Jones ... Otto
Matt Allmen Matt Allmen ... George
Connor Rosen Connor Rosen ... Sammy
Lexi Pearl Lexi Pearl ... Anna
Bob Yerkes Bob Yerkes ... Poppy
Mark Atteberry ... Announcer
Adam S. Gottbetter Adam S. Gottbetter ... Tim
Kirk Bovill ... Jimmy - Painted Man
Christian Pikes Christian Pikes ... Inspired Boy
Dion Slider Dion Slider ... Inspired Boy's Father
Eros Biox Eros Biox ... Stilt Performer
Max Daniels ... Clown
Natalie Foster Natalie Foster ... Inspired Mother
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Storyline

The Butterfly Circus is the story of a renowned circus troupe traveling through the devastated American landscape at the height of the Great Depression, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs in a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman, he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Once posted online, the short film went viral and has received over 40 million views since its release. It has also been subtitled and dubbed independently by fans into over 25 different languages, and a feature-length version is now in development. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Mendez: The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph!
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"Butterfly Circus" should win many more awards
28 October 2016 | by dianejoy-baker3See all my reviews

A member of my choir recommended this gorgeous film, and I am so glad! I'm amazed that so much can be done with 22 minutes of film. Its warm, inspiring tone is moving, the essence of the Great Depression and circus aspects are first- rate. Each element is at once true, realistic, and entertaining. The acting is low-key, and the story line goes in unexpected directions. Not a predictable note occurs. Actually, at first, I wasn't sure I'd like it, but it won me over in the end. It has won a Doorpost Award deservedly. I hope we'll hear more from the artists behind "Butterfly Circus," for this is the kind of film that cheers the heart, fills the eye with beauty and makes cinema fans want to make their own films to match the wonder, which we certainly need more of in our lives. This is what good film is meant to do.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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