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The Butterfly Circus (2009)

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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A feature length adaptation of the beloved short film, The Butterfly Circus is the story of a man without limbs who leaves the sideshow world to join a troupe of outcasts in a renowned circus.

Director: 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 ... 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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyrk motyli See more »

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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Trivia

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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User Reviews

 
20 minutes well spent
16 May 2010 | by felix1012See all my reviews

I came across this film after having seen one of Nick's talks. Being an inspirational character himself this film manages to put him in a perfect setting of good actors, settings and brilliant dialogues.

The idea of a phoenix rising from the ashes, never to give up hope and to inspire people rather than making them laugh at "a man's imperfections on display" are all great themes, which one is left missing in most modern day Hollywood films.

Overall this film is deeply touching, inspirational and I can, without any hesitation whatsoever, recommend this film to everyone! This film has won the Doorpost contest 2009 and rightly so!

You can see this film for free at www.thedoorpost.com


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