In 2003 Butchart wrote his first film, the highly acclaimed indie arthouse film I Love Your Work with actor and director Adam Goldberg. The film, an indictment on celebrity culture was not a commercial success but became part of film school curriculum, with a cast including Giovanni Ribisi, Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Jason Lee, Vince Vaughn and Elvis Costello.
Butchart then became known as a writer for the popular Goal! movies which are often described as the "Rocky of Soccer".
The first installment, Goal! The Dream Begins with contributions from veteran British writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais is the story of a young illegal immigrant Santiago Munez, rising from poverty to become one of the World's greatest players. It was released by Disney and shown in 38 countries worldwide and built up a huge following especially in soccer-loving countries and went on to become one of the best selling sports movies ever in the UK and South America.
Butchart co-wrote of the sequel, Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., the second part of Santiago's story in which he plays for the glamorous Galacticos of Real Madrid. The movie became another global hit, released by Buena Vista (Walt Disney Company) and featured a host of stars including David Beckham.
As a producer he has multiple credits including the 2008 horror/thriller From Within and the upcoming dramedy City of Jerks. He continues to be active in film and television with multiple projects in development.
Won the Best Film award for From Within at the 2008 Solstice Film Festival
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