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Dreams of the Last Butterflies is a live-action ‘dark faerie tale’ short film with an urgent environmental message. A tale about the loss of butterflies in our world, and why they are disappearing, as told by the last Butterfly Queens themselves.
Funded in part with a successful Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign, Dreams of the Last Butterflies combines otherworldly costumes, epic faerie-tale poetry, cutting-edge cinematography, and a new song by electronic artist Kai Altair. The film features stunning performances by tribal bellydancers, ballerinas, fire masters, contortionists, and a cast of New York City’s underground stars. Each Butterfly Queen represents an endangered butterfly from around the world, and together they enter human dreams hoping to save the last of their kind.
The filmmakers are proud to partner with groundbreaking conservation organization, SavingSpecies, headed by world-renown conservation biologist Stuart Pimm. Dreams of the Last Butterflies is a certified carbon-neutral film.
As seen in Rolling Stone! They featured our “live” Dreams of the Last Butterflies performance at the 2013 Burning Man event! (photo by Scott London)
Butterfly Queens, clockwise from top left: Kai Altair, Dina Nur, Evgeniya Radilova, Melodee Morita, Madeleine Belle, Ali Luminescent, Kayla Jo.
Written and Directed by: Zina Brown