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The Secret Life of Balloons

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Synopsis

“The secret Life of Balloons”



Written By Nina Graham )

Directed By Nina and Lauren Graham

Produced by Lauren Graham



Actors:

Chris Grant

Holly Hanaway



Filmed in Northern Ireland Helens Bay County Down Summer 2014



Short Film 10 Mins



Log Line:

Sometimes there’s only one thing left to say and only one way to say it.



Synopsis:

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.

This is the first short film undertaken by sisters Lauren (age 18) and Nina (age 16) Graham. Inspired by the Australian Theatre for Young People's Fresh Ink playwriting development programme, which collects the best new monologues together to be performed as The Voices Project.

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 that was undertaken during the School holidays as they waited for external exam results. Together they managing to raise and utilise a small budget recruit a great team of friends to help shoot, compose music, edit and perform the work. The end result has been an exciting journey and taken them in a very different direction from the original work. The finished work has both surprised and delighted them from an initial idea of loss and despair they have managed to capture an uplifting film of loss and love.

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
9 mins 33 secs
Format
HD
Director
Lauren and Nina Graham 1st Feature
Producer
Lauren Graham
Co-Producer
Nina Graham
Editor
Lauren Graham
Screenwriter
Nina Graham
Director of Photography
Lauren Graham
Music
Mark Hegan
Principal Cast
Holly Hannaway, Chris Grant

Production Company

Coviro
E: colinj.graham@btinternet.com