Press Kit // Bizarre: A Circus Story

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ASmallManwithaBigDreamfortheBigTop
ShorelineEntertainmentPresents///AWeirdPixelProduction
FilmTitle
Bizarre:ACircusStory
Tagline
ASmallManwithaBigDreamfortheBigTop
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Amagical tale about the extraordinary life of Master Lu Yi, hailed as the father of modern acrobatics, and the
vastcommunityofbigtoploverswhosharehisdreamofathrivingUScircusindustry.
SalesAgency
ShorelineEntertainment|www.shorelineentertainment.com
ProductionCompany
WeirdPixel|www.welcometoweird.com
Contact
MegPinsonneault|Director&Producer
323.513.6531
Links
www.bizarrethefilm.com|www.facebook.com/bizarrethefilm
Festivals
SantaBarbaraInternationalFilmFestival,February2016
Distribution
SingaporeAirlines,February2016
Awards
WinnerCrowdfundingCampaignoftheMonth,IndieReignApril2013
Mentions
“Top30MustSeeFilmsatSantaBarbaraInternationalFilmFestival”SantaBarbaraIndependent,2016
TechnicalInfo
TRT:01:03:00
AspectRatio:16:9
ShootingFormat:HD
CameraSpecs:REDEpic,PhantomFlex
AudioMix:Stereo
Color,English
ShootingLocation
SanFranciscoCA
ShortSynopsis:
Bizarre: A Circus Story is a magical tale aboutpassion, triumph, andheartache. Part portraiture, it centers     
around the fantastic life and legacy of Master Lu Yi, revered as the father of modern acrobatics, and army of
circus lovers who share his dream of a thriving US circus industry. Master Lu Yi is a wise, jolly, and
infectious man. From his rise among the Communist Party as an acrobatic leader to his time asa prisoner
during China’s Cultural Revolution, Master Lu Yi’s triumph to freedom is nothing short of a miracle. Hislife
story is an exceptional one, full of hardships and grief, but his love for circus arts keeps himyoung and
motivated.
Based at the Circus Centerin the heart of San Francisco, Master Lu Yi has been an innovating force behind
the growing international circus community for decades. Known among his students as “Johnny Appleseed,”
he’s like a living circus encyclopedia with over 50 years of circus knowledge. But he would be nothing
without the vast network ofcircus lovers that he’s amassed along the way and continues to grow to this day.
With the help of advocates like Master Lu Yi, circus in the United Statesisn’t about animals orcheap thrills
anymore,it’saboutshowmanship,athleticism,andpuremagic.
Just like a circus, Bizarre: A Circus Story aimsto inspire and delight. It features breathtaking performances    
by members of the local circus community, from worldrenowned performers to youth artists, who have
dedicated their lives to this special art form. These enchantinginterludes portray circus artists in a totally
new way and provide arare glimpse atthe raw strength, talentand poise it requires to be a true performer.
However, it takes more than just talent and training to survive in the circus. It’s grueling, competitive, and 
painful. Yet circus arts is growing and more popular than ever, specifically in the United States. This
extraordinary story is proof thatthis ancient traditionnot only continues to thrive, it’s evolving in the modern
world. But what does this evolution mean for the performers of the future? What new challenges will they
face?Circusisaboutfreedom,loveandwonder,andthere’sroomforeveryone.