At the height of the Great Depression, the showman (Eduardo Verastegui) 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 Will (Nick Vujicic), a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.
Indeed, most of us believe the worst about ourselves – even if we won’t admit that to others. But if we are to create beautiful fulfilling lives – we must learn to see the deepest truth about who we are and all we are capable of. Please watch both films and let me know what you think below!
Joshua and Rebekah Weigel have been married for 14 years and write and produce together as a creative team with the goal of creating meaningful films that entertain, challenge and inspire. Their most recent work,“The Butterfly Circus”, was directed by Joshua and stars Nick Vujicic, Eduardo Verástegui (Bella) and Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Fantastic Four). Seen now by nearly 10 million people worldwide, and having garnered numerous awards, Joshua and Rebekah are currently working to expand the short into a feature length film.