The Butterfly Circus: A Limbless Man Driven to Hope

The Butterfly Circus: A Limbless Man Driven to Hope

The Butterfly Circus is an award-winning, inspiring short film directed by Joshua Weigel, which recently won the $100,000 grand prize at the Doorpost Film Project.  The Butterfly Circus is the touching tale of a circus that travels across America during the Great Depression.  As the troupe travels through the devastated American landscape, it lifts the spirits of audiences along the way.  During their travels they discover a man without limbs being exploited at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman of The Butterfly Circus, he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.

The Butterfly Circus: A Limbless Man Driven to Hope

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The Butterfly Circus: A Drive to Hope

The Butterfly Circus: A Drive to Hope

The Butterfly Circus is a deeply touching short film directed by Joshua Weigel, which recently won the $100,000 grand prize at the Doorpost Film Project.  In the depths of the Great Depression, the ringmaster of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences all along the way.  During their travels they encounter, Will, a quadriplegic who is living out his life in a cruel carnival sideshow.  It’s only when Will joins the Butterfly Circus that he acquires a drive to hope against everything he has ever believed, finally being able to realize his true potential.

The Butterfly Circus: A Drive to Hope

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