Indiegogo Campaign of the Week- Bizarre
About The Film
Passion, triumph, and heartache. “Bizarre” takes a rare inside look at the lives of performers, instructors, and big top lovers working to keep the circus arts alive and thriving in America. The film follows rising star and world-renowned aerialists, acrobats, and clowns who have dedicated their lives to the circus. Part portraiture, part documentary, and part performance, this unique piece offers a window into what it really takes to become a professional circus artist.
“Run away and join the circus!” It sounds like fun and games, but it can be grueling and competitive. It takes more than talent and training to survive. And what’s vital to keeping the circus arts alive is cultivating the performers of tomorrow.
With guidance from world-class circus masters, “Bizarre” features promising youth performers in the Bay Area with serious dreams of working professionally in the circus. Through the Circus Center, San Francisco’s oldest 501(c)(3) non-profit circus performing arts education facility, both young and old enthusiasts strive to present the 1st Annual California Youth Circus Festival.
“Bizarre” is the next short project from Thirsty Girl Films shot on location at Circus Center in San Francisco, CA. April - June 2013.