Experiencing Interruptions?


When a hip hop dance crew of best-friends finally get their big break, one troubled member must fight to not let her difficult past destroy her future or tear a part her friendships.

  • Robert Short
    The Last Visit
  • Shashone Lambert Short
    The Last Visit, Investments the Series
  • Shawt Films
    The Last Visit
  • Avary Dawn McCoy
    Key Cast
  • Shashone Lambert Short
    Key Cast
    Investments the Series, Law & Order: SVU
  • Breyonna M Dowdell
    Key Cast
  • Tomeka L Tiller
    Key Cast
  • Maria Varela
    Key Cast
  • Robert Short
    Key Cast
  • Damon Jackson
    Key Cast
    "Bodyguard "
  • Zack Lee
    Director of Photography
  • Robert Short
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    20 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Robert Short

Robert Short was born in Indianapolis, raised in Columbus, GA but now rides for the “A “(Atlanta). He is a dancer, actor, rapper, songwriter and has now added director and editor to his list of titles. He was afforded the opportunity to be a director and editor when working on the webseries, “Blackwell”, in which he was the lead actor and he never looked back. He has directed and edited music videos, actor reels and short films, with feature films and television shows on his radar. He acknowledges that being an actor first definitely helps him when he has his director hat on and being an editor helps him when he has his actor hat on. Robert’s passion for directing and editing continues to grow with each project he’s fortunate to be a part of. He continues to perfect his craft, crediting hard work and God for every opportunity he has to use his talents and skills.

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Director Statement

In the U.S. today, many people come from a broken home in which 1 parent is raising a child due to the other parent either walking away from the situation, infidelity, death, or even abuse. At the end of 2018 Nationwide, 35% of kids lived in single-parent family homes.

This project drew me to it because I wanted to Direct a story of actual redemption, shining a light on parents that actually want to be in their child's life, even if they are not living together as 1 family. Sometimes in our present storms, it is hard to see the day when the sun will shine again. This story in particular shows the element of an adult who has grown up but still has issues from the lack of fatherhood that she did not have growing up as a child. The main character has a lot going for herself, but in the midst of the positive movements, she still struggles with jealousy, and envy from her Father leaving and starting another family.

Butter-Fly is a mixture of Drama, Comedy and Dance. We take a peek into 3 dancers lives who are on the brink of making their dreams come true and go on tour with an up and coming pop star. With all the events happening in their lives, the main character is torn from her past and present and is trying to find a reason to go on with life even with the burden she has in her heart about her father.

I wanted to convey to the viewer that there are always 2 sides to a story. One person's reality and the other persons reality. Often times we are quick to judge someone's decisions, but we don't fully understand why the person made the choice in the first place. People that are going thru any types of trials and tribulation need to hear the truth from someone that truly loves them unconditionally. If you have a friend that cannot tell you the truth when you are wrong, then I think we all need to step back and evaluate the term friendship.

In society today, more and more people are afraid to tell the truth....even if it hurts. I want the audience to leave this film thinking about the relationships that they have either with their parents or closest friends. Reconciling all hurt and pain with love and respect.

Butter-Fly had its own unique challenges in the shooting stages. It's great to work with people that can help bounce ideas around to make the final product come out spectacular. One of the challenges that we faced was with the choreography. I wanted to create something that was fun but could also be seen as if it should be on the stage for the pop star. I wanted authentic reactions from the actors and they delivered effortlessly. Having actors that take direction well is a Director's dream! I found the editing process to be very challenging. Especially with the audio; making sure the sound was crisp, the voice levels were right, and also making sure the original music scores that were done to match the tone and elements throughout the film were all in perfect harmony. Butter-Fly is sure to grasp your attention and leave you pleased and wanting to see more.