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The Circus Jerks

The Circus Jerks is a trio of absurd comic shorts celebrating the joys of tension and antipathy.

“Honey! I’m Home!” finds a husband and wife at a catastrophic—and gastronomic—crossroads in their marriage. “The Getaway” follows two bank robbers on the run from the fuzz, but things take an existential turn. “Bundle of Joy” features a mother-to-be and her overreaching obstetrician; whether it’s a boy or a girl is the least of their worries.

Harkening back to vaudeville, film noir, slapstick and clowning, these Jerks will warm your heart with the gentle touch of a blowtorch.

  • Jimmy Slonina
    Cirque du Soleil, Spiegelworld, P!NK
  • Mike Thompson
    Assistant Director
    Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West, A Man Wakes Up
  • Jimmy Slonina
    Cirque du Soleil, Spiegelworld, P!NK
  • Untamed Theatrics, LLC
  • Light Forge Studios
    Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West, A Man Wakes Up
  • Jimmy Slonina
    Key Cast
    A Man Wakes Up, Cirque du Soleil, Spiegelworld, P!NK
  • Spencer Novich
    Key Cast
    Cirque du Soleil, Spiegelworld
  • RJ Owens
    Key Cast
    Cirque du Soleil
  • Marcus Weiss
    Key Cast
    Cirque du Soleil, Le Rêve
  • Benedikt Negro
    Key Cast
    Cirque du Soleil
  • Leo Slonina
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Jimmy Slonina

Fresh from the grand stages of Cirque du Soleil and touring the world as P!NK‘s concert host, Jimmy Slonina is an award-winning actor, physical comedian and voice talent — a precision loose cannon with a heart of gold. With over three million YouTube hits under his belt, he has become one of the most sought-after character performers of the stage and screen. Jimmy has wowed hundreds of thousands in theaters big and small, including the Slipper Room, Barclays Center, and Madison Square Garden in NYC, Steppenwolf Theater and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in Chicago, the O2 in London, the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, as well as more than a dozen Las Vegas showrooms. He has appeared in several critically-acclaimed films, commercials and videos.

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Director Statement

As a Las Vegas comedy performer, I'm surrounded by a wealth of wildly talented performers, many of whom are largely confined to performing nightly in their respective big production shows on the Vegas Strip. These performers and artists are hungry to stretch their creativity in new and exciting directions. So I’m roping a bunch of them in with me to make something that’s unique and fun and that has farther reach and more lasting power than a one-time live cabaret or special event.

I’m also hoping this film will call more attention to Las Vegas as a weird but accessible creative community. More than just a city of gambling, big shows and clubs, Vegas fosters a burgeoning arts scene as well -- theatre, film, music, visual and performing arts.