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September 10, 2009

'Bella' Actor in New Role . . . for 20 Minutes

Eduardo Verastegui in short film about hope as part of Doorpost Film Fest

Eduardo Verastegui, the Hispanic actor who turned his life around and starred in the 2007 gem Bella, now has another starring role -- albeit in a short film that will likely never make its way into theaters.

Verastegui plays a ringmaster in The Butterfly Circus, one of ten finalists in The Doorpost Film Project, an annual competition of short films whose purpose is "to encourage truth-seeking visionaries by honoring their creativity as filmmakers, serving them in the context of building community and sharing their discoveries with the world so that others may have hope."

Also starring in the film are Doug Jones, who has played fantastical characters in Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and will also be playing a yet unannounced role in the upcoming Hobbit movies. And making his film debut is Nick Vujicic, a real-life evangelist who has no arms or legs.

It's a pretty cool thing, this Doorpost deal. I served as a judge for the final films a couple years ago, and was very impressed with what I saw. I have only seen a couple of this year's finalists so far, and haven't yet been wowed, but hope to be as I watch more in the coming days.

I'm not serving as an official judge this time around, but I am "judging" the films as a viewer -- and so can you. All you have to do is log in to the site, watch all 10 films, and you too can play a role in deciding which film will win the $100,000 grand prize. But hurry -- online viewing and voting ends on Sept. 16, and the awards banquet will be held Sept. 19 in Nashville.


Eduardo Verastegui! Let me tell you my dear,God's eyes are on you,thank you soo much for not resisting His call,thanks for not hardening your heart,thanks for being obedient.You are changing so many lives without you even knowing about it,including mine.Please don't let the devil turn you away from our Lord Jesus,no matter the storms of life you go through.Please dont let him! We love you,we will watch any movie you make,i am your biggest fan,love your work and be strong,Lots of encouragements from my end and Let the word of God always weigh heavier in your heart in every decision you might want to make in this life.Love you....

Bravoooo! I have watched this movie and it is great,i wonder why it will not hit theaters.....Hollywood needs to start learning from Eduardo and his crew.we are tired of all the raw languages in movies,high sexual content and useless themes. I love this piece of art and i say "RIDE-ON". God bless you all.

Eduardo, I was really impressed with your short movie The Butterfly Circus. It can be used in so many ways, both spiritually and for personal development. It is what we say in spanish, "una joya". Congratulations.
Is it possible to buy a copy?. Want to use it with youngsters in schools here in the Dominican Republic, and also in personal development areas.
I would appreciate your feedback.
God always uses us based on what we can deliver for Him...May our Mother intercede for the work that our Lord Jesus is doing through you.
Un Abrazo, Carlos