An avant-garde spin on a classic coming-of-age story.


The Promise of the Butterfly
tells a coming-of-age story about the millennial artist.

Set in Chicago, we meet Doran, part-time flower delivery boy and avid journal keeper, who spends the day pondering life by bike.

Caught between pressures from his mother and his undecided future, he encounters a mute dancer that takes him on an unexpected journey into himself. 


“This incredibly impressive and ambitious piece brought such glory and loving attention to the life of an artist.”


Kirkman Tamarkin exposes raw human emotion on screen by closely focusing in on character development, pairing innovative footage to an original score, and testing how we communicate using dance and the written word.

They are stepping up as emerging filmmakers with an eclectic voice and cutting-edge stories to tell.


There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to become a butterfly.”
— Buckminster Fuller