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"Butterfly Circus" Short Becomes A Feature

"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy producers Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky are set to produce a feature film adaptation of the popular 2009 short film "The Butterfly Circus" for Court Five.

The original short followed a renowned circus troupe traveling through America at the height of the Great Depression. When the circus discovers a man without limbs (played by motivational speaker Nick Vujicic) being exploited at a carnival sideshow, he decides to join the troupe.

The short has been streamed forty million times, has nabbed three dozen festival awards, and has been subtitled or dubbed “The Butterfly Circus” into twenty-five different languages.

Like the short, Josh and Rebekah Weigel are penning the script for the feature which will be directed by Josh Weigel. The pair will also produce and filming aims to begin later this year.

Source: Variety
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‘The Butterfly Circus’ Movie in the Works (Exclusive)

‘The Butterfly Circus’ Movie in the Works (Exclusive)
Court Five’s Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky will produce a feature film adaptation of the popular short film “The Butterfly Circus.”

The film, unveiled in 2009, has been streamed 40 million times and continues to grow by one million views monthly with three dozen festival awards. Fans have subtitled and dubbed “The Butterfly Circus” into 25 languages.

As with the short film, the feature project is written by Josh and Rebekah Weigel and will be directed by Josh Weigel. The Weigels will also produce with Court Five.

The Butterfly Circus” centers on a renowned circus troupe traveling through the devastated American landscape at the height of the Great Depression. When the circus discovers a man without limbs being exploited at a carnival sideshow, he decides to join the troupe.

The short film starred motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs.

The Butterfly Circus is a magical exploration of the transformative power of hope,
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'Son of God' Coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 3rd

'Son of God' Coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 3rd
Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy-nominated* History Channel miniseries The Bible, visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the most important chapter of the greatest story ever told - Son of God - on Blu-ray and DVD June 3 and Digital HD May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After grossing more than $60 million in box office sales and earning a coveted "A" Cinemascore opening weekend, Son of God comes home to entertain and inspire millions of families and communities across the globe.

Here's what executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett had to say in a joint statement.

"What an honor it has been to bring the story of the life of Jesus Christ to so many people. Now families can bring the
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