The Secret Life of Balloons
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Short film from Northern Ireland, 10 minutes
Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 2: 4pm-7:15pm
Directed by Lauren and Nina Graham
Produced by Lauren Graham
Sometimes there’s only one thing left to say and only one way to say it. The Secret Life of Balloons explores the parallel journeys of a boy and his girlfriend at very different stages of existence. Left lost and believing they’ll never connect again, this uplifting short film asks questions about the boundaries of love, life and letting go.
About the Director
This is the first short film undertaken by sisters Lauren (18) and Nina (16) Graham. Nina wrote the original monologue as a dramatic piece of creative writing for a school assessment on the topic of love and loss. The sisters then adapted the piece into a short film project. The end result has been an exciting journey. The finished work has surprised and delighted them from an initial idea of loss and despair they have managed to capture an uplifting film of loss and love.