Butterfly Dust Title

Butterfly Dust is a short film examining the ramifications of humans playing God. In this sci-fi thriller, a team of scientists, employed by Barsa Island Cosmetics, inhabits a compound on an island working to develop Mariposa, a drug designed to improve a woman’s beauty and amplify her intelligence. The remarkable gains achieved are short-lived, however, and the test subjects revert to savage, animalistic behavior, viciously killing many of the people working on the island.


Before learning of the regression in the test subjects, Dr. Judith Nelson injects herself with an enhanced version of Mariposa – essentially a super serum that introduces transformative traits much more rapidly. Without knowing of her self-experimentation, three other remaining scientists and one security guard barricade themselves in the same laboratory with Judith to withstand their creation until help can arrive. As they learn of Judith’s secret, the small group must wrestle with their conscience to ensure survival from both the threat outside the lab and from within, a moral dilemma that will ultimately decide their fate.

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Todd_Robert_Anderson_cropped_2_v2Todd Robert Anderson


Todd is a wonderful actor and human being, and can currently be seen on FX’s You’re the Worst and the feature film Fuzz Track City on DVD and streaming. And you can always catch his web series The Film Pigs on GeekNation.com.




Brandon BalesBrandon_Bales_1_v2


Brandon is an actor, writer, and friend to at least a dozen people.  Among numerous shorts and plays done in LA and NY, he also has appeared on TV in Review, The Black Donnellys, and Law and Order (both regular and SVU flavors).  Recently, his anime-inspired, co-created short series, American Friends debuted on Funny or Die.




Alexis_Boozer_v2Alexis Boozer


Alexis holds a BA in Drama from Stanford University, where she won the Evelyn M. Draper Award for Performance. She is a series regular on the award-winning series Leap Year and has appeared in over 30 short film, TV, and theatrical productions; several national commercials and features The Confessional and No Greater Love. She has been included in 5 IAWTV Award nominations (including Best Actress for Leap Year, Best Ensemble Cast for Leap Year and Emma Approved and the 2013 Best Drama win for Leap Year) and also won the 2012 Best Actress award from Google+ for the film Donor. She can currently be seen on Emma Approved, a follow-up to Emmy-winning series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and in the feature Being Awesome, Audience Award winner at the 2014 Oxford Film Festival.



Kevin MarronKevin_Marron_v2


Kevin graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland in 2003 and since then has worked across Europe and the U.S. on stage and screen, having performed alongside Pierce Brosnan, Roma Downey, James Cosmo, Morgan Fairchild, and Keith David, among others. He met Butterfly Dust writer, Eric Jones, in 2010 at the Action On Film Festival, where Jones presented his short Bad Apple and Marron represented two Malaysian films (it’s a long story!)… He likes to travel, eat, and talk late into the night – but thinks walks on the beach are boring! For more info and up-to-date goings-on, check out www.kmarron.com.



Heather_L_Tyler_2_v2Heather L. Tyler


Heather is a classically trained stage actor (Rhodes) with roots deep in the south. A dedication to new and bold work led her to Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene, earning her credits from The Threepenny Opera w/ the hypocrites co. at Steppenwolf to critically acclaimed Dirty Diamonds at The Factory (top five female performances of the year.) After relocating to Los Angeles, Heather originated the title role in Meditations: Eva Hesse, a world premiere. Recent credits include FX’s The Bridge, soon to be released The Last Word from Director Simon Rumley and A Bright New Boise with Rogue Machine. She has appeared in numerous commercials and indie films. Follow her work at HeatherLTyler.com.




Director / Producer

Anthony Bushman



Eric Jones



Aida Lembo


Director of Photography

Sean McDaniel


Production Designer

Stephanie “Yaya” Valentin


Costume Designer

Morgan DeGroff



Jeff Chanley

Damir Omic

Maury Shessel



Leland Cox


Supervising Sound Editor / Re-Recording Mixer

Amy Reynolds


Hair / Makeup

Jen Giragos


First Assistant Director

William Lambe


Visual Effects Supervisor

Cameron Carson



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