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Evelyn, a burlesque queen bewitches single dad, Al and his teenage son, Fin. As they compete for her affections, old wounds are reopened over the death of Fin's mother.

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Evelyn
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Al / father
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Fin / son
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Shelley
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Corrine
Lauren Dillon ...
Rose
Paula Nazarski ...
Lyn Gregory
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Vince
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Gary (as Liam Hopp Yek Dodds)
Tammy Sarah Linde ...
Sarah (as Tammy Linde)
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Grant Turner
Kristy Brooks ...
Hospital Receptionist
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School girl

Directed by

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Priscilla Cameron

Written by

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Priscilla Cameron ... ()

Produced by

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Phil Bremner ... executive producer
Bridget Callow-Wright ... producer (as Bridget Callow)
Simon Callow-Wright ... co-producer
Peter Drinkwater ... co-producer
Gemma Easton-Knight ... associate producer (as Gemma Knight)
Jill Macnab ... executive producer
Shaun Miller ... executive producer
Abi Tabone ... co-producer
Jade van der Lei ... co-producer
Michael Wrenn ... executive producer

Music by

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Caitlin Yeo ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Jason Hargreaves

Film Editing by

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Rodrigo Balart

Editorial Department

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Kali Bateman ... colorist
Mitchell Carr ... post-production coordinator
Bronwyn Ketels ... post producer
Paul Kudell ... dailies operator
Kerrin Michael ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Nikki Barrett
Peter Rasmussen

Production Design by

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Charlie Shelley

Art Direction by

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Doug Franks

Costume Design by

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Chrissy Flannery

Makeup Department

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Sarah Boules ... makeup & hair assistant
Kerryn Flewell-Smith ... makeup supervisor
Vivienne Boo Fox ... additional hairdresser / key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Lindy Hartley ... makeup & hair stylist

Production Management

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Mackenzie Benstead ... assistant production manager
Simon Callow-Wright ... post-production supervisor
Jon Eggleton ... assistant unit manager
Gavin Evans ... unit manager
Jade van der Lei ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cathryn Hammond ... third assistant director
Jackson Lapsley Scott ... third assistant director (as Jackson Scott)
Marieke Spence ... second assistant director
Rob Visser ... first assistant director

Art Department

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John Andersen ... assistant art director
Thomas Brooks ... buyer/dresser & standby props
Shaine Dempsey ... set builder
Laura Elkington ... buyer/dresser
Andrew Gardiner ... construction manager
Nigel McKee ... greensman
Melania Stevens ... art deparment runner
Joseph Tiernan ... runner (as Joe Tiernan)
Chris Turner ... construction foreman (as Christopher Turner)
Joel Wilson ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Matthew Ault ... boom operator
Emma Bortignon ... sound designer
Andy Neil ... supervising dialogue editor (as Andrew Neil)
Paul Pirola ... re-recording mixer
Tyler Smith ... sound assistant
Simon Walbrook ... sound editor
Craig Walmsley ... sound recordist
Tyler Smith ... sound utility (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Robbie Dale ... special effects technician
Julian Summers ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Steve Cooper ... visual effects supervisor
Gene Hammond-Lewis ... compositor: UnityFX
Phillip Radford ... title designer: Opening, Main Title Design/Animation/End Credit Design

Stunts

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Elissa Cadwell ... stunt double: melissa george / stunt double: sophie lowe
Glenn Ruehland ... additional stunt coordinator/safety supervisor
Marco Sinigaglia ... stunt department assistant / stunt double: Ewen Leslie
Yasca Sinigaglia ... stunt coordinator/safety supervisor
Judd Wild ... assistant safety supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sean Aston ... key grip
Keith Bainton ... first assistant camera
Gary Collins ... steadicam operator
Paul Giggle ... still photographer
Andrew Gough ... data wrangler / second assistant camera
Josh Hanson ... grip assistant
Billy Harmer ... additional grip
Matt Hart ... still photographer
Glenn Jones ... gaffer
Danny McShane ... cinematographer: time lapse / still photographer
Carla Pirie ... video split operator
Teretiano Reti ... best boy
Beau Selwood ... third electrician
Joshua Turner ... additional grip
Craig Walmsley ... drone operator
Grant Nielsen ... grip equipment supplier (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Shaelyn Downing ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lyn Davis ... costume maker
Chantelle Dixon ... costume supervisor/key standby
Deanna Edwards ... costume maker
Pearl Flannery ... costume maker
Robyn Janetzki ... costume maker / costume standby
Annete Spanski ... costume maker
Megan Woods ... costume design assistant

Location Management

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Dorian Ribeiro ... location manager

Music Department

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Shane P. Brady ... music consultant
Wes Chew ... score mixer
Andrew Kotatko ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Nicole Bourke ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Jackson Lapsley Scott ... driver: cast (as Jackson Scott)

Additional Crew

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Mackenzie Benstead ... production coordinator
Brittany Blacka ... production runner
Laurent Boyé ... festival publicist
Elissa Cadwell ... dance choreographer
Dave Cain ... unit publicist
Shaelyn Downing ... production secretary
Cathryn Hammond ... production runner
Kittsie Klaes ... festival publicity assitant
Jackson Lapsley Scott ... production runner (as Jackson Scott)
Lachlan Linton-Keane ... assistant to the director
Louie Major ... unit assistant
Richard Mildren ... electronic press kit crew
Shaun Miller ... legals
Caitlyn O'Brien ... electronic press kit crew
Darrell Scanlon ... caterer
Sabrina Sidharta ... electronic press kit crew
Chris Slater ... electronic press kit crew (as Christopher Slater)
Felicity Wegemund ... unit nurse
Richard Winchester ... production accountant
Riccardo Mimmi ... Italian subtitles (uncredited)

Thanks

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Damian Amato ... the producers wish to thank
Vonda Youngman Community Centre ... the producers wish to thank
Janna Cox ... the producers wish to thank
Liz Howard ... the producers wish to thank
Will Inglis ... the producers wish to thank
Michael Burke Liquid Interactive ... the producers wish to thank
Maggie Lighezzolo ... the producers wish to thank
Denise Telfer ... the producers wish to thank
Hazel Tomlin ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Evelyn, a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son, Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, old wounds are reopened over the death of Fin's mother. Through the vivacious Evelyn, Fin learns the power of forgiveness and relinquishes his goddess in return for a family. In this seductive and heart-warming story, both men will discover the power of selfless love.

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Taglines Desires collide, love transforms. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Die Sinnlichkeit des Schmetterlings (Germany)
  • The Insect King
  • Редкая бабочка (Russia)
  • Жінка-метелик (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Melissa George (Evelyn) and Sophie Lowe (Shelley) both starred in the Australian TV Series The Slap (2011) as Rosie and Connie. See more »

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