Rescued by Heroes, Healed by the Circus…
“A Clown’s Recovery” is a special story about family and the strength of the human spirit. This documentary explores the unstoppable spirit of modern sword swallower and sideshow entertainer Jelly Boy The Clown, who defied all barriers and conquered all obstacles in his miraculous recovery as a burn survivor and his struggle as an uninsured American citizen. The story follows Eric Broomfield’s experience from being trapped in an apartment fire in New York City and his battle to return to the stage as a circus sideshow performer. Featuring on the scene and archival footage, interviews, dramatic recreations, animation and music performances, “A Clown’s Recovery” is a biopic about one man’s recovery, offering an intensely personal expression of this unique individual and his drive to survive with the help of his friends and family.
Festival Winner – Indie Gathering Film Festival 2013
“Exhilarating, Epic and Touching” – Awesome Mag
Running Time: 90 mins plus Special Features
Genre: Feature Documentary, Biography, Gore