BUTTERFLY // SHORT FILM
Butterfly is a short film that tells a moving story of courage, acceptance and the power of the bond between mother and child.
In it, Vivi, a young girl, who we come to learn is living reluctantly with a chronic condition, finds herself alone, injured and abandoned on a misty seaside cliff. She must retrace her steps, regain her baring and overcome the anguish that has left her living with resentment and frustration.
As she works against a dangerous ticking clock, her magical journey helps her realise that accepting her present unlocks the potential of her future.
Through a sense of mystery and ephemeral beauty, Butterfly serves as a poignant metaphor for the transformative power of acceptance, and how even when we feel the world has defeated us, we can find our wings and learn to fly.
Produced by Chloe Gardner
Directed by Stephen de Villiers and Chloe Gardner
Written by Stephen de Villiers and Nicky Thanou
Edited by Wilson Tran
Production Design by Emma Wicks
VFX Artist and Colorist Sam Matthews
Makeup Artist Ally Pacor
Sound Design Fazz Farrell
Original Score Nelson DuBois
Cinematographer Michael Tessari
BUTTERFLY SHORT FILM SCREENINGS
The Yonkers Film Festival (NY, USA)
Screened as part of ‘Global Shorts’
November 6th 2021
The ScreeningClub is Cinekid for Professionals’ digital video library. It offers more than 400 recent children’s productions every year, during Cinekid for Professionals. (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
October 18 – 22 2021
Screened as part of ‘Almost 18 Shorts’
August 25th – September 8th 2021