Butterflies, the Short Film

Her-Story: Abandoned by her childhood best friend, who is now allied with a bullying clique of mean girls, a mixed- race teenager is inspired to fight back by contemplating the life cycle of a butterfly.

Awards:

WINNER 2018, Best Short Film, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

WINNER 2018, Best Actress, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

WINNER 2018, Best Screenplay, Kew Gardens Film Festival

NOMINATED 2018, Best Cinematography, Kew Gardens Film Festival

NOMINATED 2018, Best Film Editing, Kew Gardens Film Festival

FINALIST 2018, Artist Vodka d’Or Award for Oxford Film Festival

Butterflies (14 minutes)

Drama, Coming of Age

Directed By: Cady McClain

Starring: CARLOTTA SUMMERS, LINDA POWELL, KRISTINA REYES, CAMILA PEREZ, MELANIE HINKLE, JULIAN ELFER

Cinematography By: A.J. Wilhelm

Producer: Cady McClain

Executive Producer: Carlotta Summers

Associate Producer: Eva Paris-Cycinte

Casting Director: Mia Cusumano

Music: Prom

Festivals:

Anthology Film Archives, NYWFIT 2019

Buffalo International Film Festival 2018

Chesapeake Film Festival 2018

Hollyshorts Film Festival 2018

Kew Gardens Film Festival 2018

NewFilmmakers LA 2019

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2018

Ridgewood Guild Film Festival 2018

Soho International Film Festival 2018

Williamsburg Independent Film Festival 2018

 
 
Fighting.gif
 

“Caterpillars will often eat plants with toxicity...They will then make use of these toxins for their own survival. This often shows up in the bright reds and other luminescent colors in a butterfly’s wings that are useful in protecting the butterfly from consumption by predators.” - Butterflies

 

“...harrowing and emblematic musical score by newcomer Prom and the absolutely stunning cinematography by A.J. Wilhelm. Both work to maintain an aesthetic that manages to equally capture a uniquely feminine perspective, and an unusual atmospheric tension similar to that of Brandon Cronenberg.”

- FILM THREAT, 2018

“Butterflies thrives through its poignant performances and stunning cinematography”

- FILM THREAT, 2018

“…watch as a caterpillar digests itself inside of its shell. Creating something new and beautiful” - Butterflies

HSFF_LAUREL_2018_TRANSPARENT_BLACK.png
WINNER BEST ACTRESS - Philadelphia Independent Film Festival - 2018 copy.png
 

#RAISEYOURHAND Campaign

#RaiseYourHand is a social media movement showing the importance of children raising their hand in class, despite the negative influences surrounding them.