September 10, 2009
'Bella' Actor in New Role . . . for 20 Minutes
Eduardo Verastegui in short film about hope as part of Doorpost Film Fest
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.
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.