I saw this film about a week ago with a group from Lakeside Junior High. I wanted others to see it and purchased the DVD. Our family watched it tonight. This film has so many messages at so many levels - grace, acceptance, the power of "us", transformation, life, etc.
I know it's 20 minutes long, but you would be wise to take the time and watch. Perhaps, if we can get the licensing, we'll show it during one of our church gatherings.
I watched the special features on the DVD. I always enjoy seeing the behind the scenes info and outtakes.
I knew some of the actors looked familiar.
- Mendez is played by Eduardo Vera'stegui - Remember him as the star of Bella?
- Will the "Limbless Man" is played by Nick Vujicic. He's been featured on YouTube for years and you probably have had clips of his story emailed to you.
- Otto is played by Doug Jones. I've never seen Pan's Labyrinth, but I've seen stills from it. he plays the character with eyes on his hands.
- Poppy is played by Bob Yerkes - a stunt man who doubled for Doc Brown at the end of Back to the Future when the lightning struck the clock tower as well as the stunt double for Boba Fett in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He said that he was typecast in this film as an old trapeze artist. He's great as Poppy.
Apparently, they are making it into a feature film. Can't wait to see the story unfold even more.
To order your own copy of the DVD, go to www.thebutterflycircus.com.