The life cycle of a butterfly is incredible. After breeding caterpillars in my living room for the film, I think caterpillars and chrysalis are more interesting and beautiful than butterflies.
I love the world of insects and during my research I was suprised in how many ways people relate to butterflies. I didn´t care about genres during the writing and shooting of the film.
The most important thing for me was to convey the fascination people have for the insects. So Butterfly Stories is not a traditional nature documentary.
It's more about people like the hippie girl in her own cocoon, surrounded by caterpillars and butterflies. Or about Wanderin' Star, the self-made artist who left Chicago on his personal quest for the beauty of life.
Christoph Schuch , Director & Producer of BUTTERFLY STORIES