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.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Posted on January 25, 2015. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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