Monday, August 18, 2008

The Black Balloon

In Select Theaters October 2008

Australia 2008 Run time: 97 min.
Director: Elissa Down

When Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) and his family move to a new home and he has to start at a new school, all he wants is to fit in. When his pregnant mother (Toni Collette) has to take things easy, his father Simon (Erik Thomson) puts him in charge of his autistic older brother Charlie (Luke Ford).
Thomas, with the help of his new girlfriend Jackie (Gemma Ward), faces his biggest challenge yet. Charlie's unusual antics take Thomas on an emotional journey that causes his pent-up frustrations about his brother to pour out - in a story that is funny, confronting, and ultimately heart-warming.

The Black Balloon is a story about fitting in, discovering love and accepting your family.

Cast & Crew
Elissa Down
Writers: Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack
Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson, Gemma Ward
Producers: Tristram Miall (producer of "Strictly Ballroom")
Composer: Michael Yezerski
Director of Photography: Denson Baker Acs
Editor: Veronica Jenet Ase
Casting Director: Nikki Barrett

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