The winner of the 2009 Door Post Film Festival is a beautiful period film by Joshua Weigel about hope and perseverance. A side show attraction with no arms and legs learns his worth. At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow. However, after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed. Butterfly Circus may be one of the most beautiful films, in spirit and concept, that you may ever see. Themes of the ImageBearer, the Hope that lives when One calls us by our true name, and our definition of “weakness” and “handicap” all rise to the surface in this artful piece. The acting is good, but its clear that full on professional actors were not engaged for this short film. Let the richness of the story embrace you, and call you to be like the Master of the Butterfly Circus.
Director: Joshua Weigel Writers: Joshua Weigel, Rebekah Weigel Starring: Eduardo Verástegui, Nick Vujicic, Doug Jones Release date: 2009 Genre: Short | Drama Runtime: 20 min Language: English Subtitle: Romana