Private Project

The Onyx Butterfly

The Onyx Butterfly is a Poetic and Expository Documentary which seamlessly incorporates actuality with poetic elements of dance performance.The film is an exploration of the life of a black male ballet dancer.

The film follows Jordan as he grapples with the societal pressures of being a black male in a traditionally white feminine landscape while also struggling against the cultural gender expectations placed upon black men. The film aims to explore the psychological impact of stereotypes on a black male who is determined to redefine black masculinity.

  • Yasmine Evering-Kerr
  • Fabienne Colas
    Minuit, Profonds Regrets, Sortie 67
  • Emile Castonguay
    Minuit, 5150 Elm's Way
  • Ngardy Conteh George
    Mr. Jane and Finch, The Leone Stars
  • Alison Duke
    Cool Black North, Women on the Move, Positive Women: Exposing injustice, The Vent, Witness: A Deathly Silence, Raising Kane: a rapumentary, Promise Me
  • Fonna Seidu
    The Uninvited Guest, Black Bodies/Marathon, Promise Me
  • Jordan Alleyne
    Key Cast
    "As Himself"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Montreal International Black Film Festival
    September 25, 2019
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Yasmine Evering-Kerr

Yasmin Evering-Kerr is a proud Toronto native. Born and raised in the cultural mosaic of the GTA, she uses her roots to inspire her artistry. A recent graduate of Film Studies at Brock University, she is currently finishing up her post-graduate diploma at Sheridan College in the Advanced Film and Television. She is a passionate storyteller who frequently addresses issues of race and gender in her films.

Add Director Biography