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"Flutter" shares the life of John Bedford, 70's, who has been collecting butterflies his whole life. Extending beyond the exotic and gorgeous butterflies, this is the reflective and meditative portrait of a lonely man seeking companionship in the arms of nature. Immensely visual, the film plunges audiences into John’s previously inaccessible and fragile environment. But as the film reveals, our subject is as fragile as the habitat he loves and seeks to preserve.

Director: Dara Bratt

Executive Producer: Katie Knab

Producer: Kieran Dick, Piper Perabo, KT Boylan

Screenwriter: Dara Bratt

Cinematographer: Kat Westergaard

Editor: Abbie Carson

Music: boombox sound

Additional Credits: Sound Recordist: Brad Dawe, Sound Recordist: Kieran Dick, Animation: Yasmin Mistry, Color Grading: niceshoes


I am continuously interested in the crossroads of science and film. This time, I found myself in the jungles of Vietnam learning about entomology. One of my first breaks was being handed a camera by John Cameron Mitchell on "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and being told to “shoot some interesting footage.” The love affair had already begun.

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