16min | Short, Drama, Fantasy | 28 February 2019 (USA)
In the brutal battlefield of junior high, Sam has always tried to stay below radar. But all that changes when he discovers he has super powers.
He does a real great job . Exploring each nuance, defining each aspect of a character for who the angry, the loneliness, the pressure in different senses are the basic and fundamental challenges. A film about bullying but, in same measure, about media and the superficiality of short Youtube – like short films. About a discover, desired by so many vulnerable teenagers and its high price. I love “Ballon” for each scene. For the wise adaptation of superhero theme, for great aspects of the fight against yourself, for the inspired end. So, a lovely short drama. And a great performance from the young Jonah Beres.
Director: Jeremy Merrifield
Writers: Jeremy Merrifield, Dave Testa
Stars: Jonah Beres, Paul Scheer, Jaylin Ogle
Release Date: 28 February 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: Balloon