A few months back, by way of some close friends, I discovered that a high-school compatriot of mine was putting together a film. Slowly but surely, through word of mouth, I began to hear more and more about it. Nick Bateman was a classmate of mine at Loyola Blakefield, and despite the fact that he transcended me in age, it was impossible not to know who Nick was. His infectious personality and unavoidable charm are only superseded by his dramatic talents. The Circus Animals is his brainchild, writing, directing, and co-producing the entirety of the project all the mean while acting in it as well. He truly epitomizes what it means to be a “Renaissance Man”. Hit the jump for a sneak peek of this soon-to-be smash hit due out Summer 2012.