Synopsis: Alice, a beautiful British fashion model in Los Angeles, seems to have it all. But when she tells her manager/boyfriend she is pregnant his true colors come out, telling her to abort the baby in favor of her career. Tired of being his cash cow show pony, Alice drives into the desert where she runs out of gas and enters a dreamy, surrealist world where she meets a mysterious stranger, Tom, who finally brings the change she’s been looking for.
Part thriller, part surrealist drama, and part allegorical character study of the ancient Greek ferryman Charon, Butterfly speaks to layers of the subconscious that perhaps we are not even aware of. What does it take in order to change?
With featured costumes by surrealist Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, Butterfly is a feast for the senses and also the mind.
Micah Fitzgerald (Tom)
Bonnie Foster is an award-winning writer/director working in theater, documentary, and narrative film. Her original films have won over 21 awards and played in more than 30 festivals worldwide.
She has worked in documentary on Emmy-nominated and award-winning projects including Ken Burns’ series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, and PBS’s groundbreaking women’s history anthology, Makers: Women Who Make America.
Before moving into film, Bonnie worked in theater as a puppeteer. After mentoring with NYC avant-garde puppeteers Basil Twist and Dan Hurlin, she toured as a puppeteer with a burlesque puppet show funded by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. She later founded her own company, Dead Ladybug Puppets, with whom she designed, built, and performed her own shows in venues across the Pacific Northwest.
Bonnie has been a contributing writer for Flaunt magazine and is Senior Features Editor for female-run fashion and arts magazine, Reserved. Bonnie often writes about artists and their creative process. Some of her interviewees include Alysia Reiner, Sean Lennon, Caitriona Balfe, and Rose McGowan.
Bonnie earned her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied Russian language and literature, theater, and fiction writing.
She lives in Los Angeles.
Santa Monica International Film Festival - United States - 2019
Best Screenplay (Bonnie Foster)
Malibu Film Festival - United States - 2020
Best Performance (Micah Fitzgerald)
London Independent Film Awards - United Kingdom - 2020
Best Drama Short (Butterfly)
London Fashion Film Festival - United Kingdom - 2020
Best Story (Butterfly)
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival - United States - 2020
Best Drama Short
Hollywood Women's Film Festival - United States - 2020
Best U.S. Dramatic Short
Catalina Film Festival - United States - 2020
LA Femme Film Festival - United States - 2019
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival - United States - 2020
“Full of motifs, elegance, and surprises” - -Top Shorts Film Festival -
“Impossible to determine whether you should be afraid or fascinated.” - -Film Carnage -