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Red Balloon


Short Film


Directed by Damien Mace & Alexis Wajsbrot
Produced by Kerri Trounce
DOP Nathaniel Hill
Edited by Chris Hunter
Musical Score Martin Macrae
Sound Design by Scott Little

Filmed on REDcam


What should be a dull evening for babysitter Julie, soon

turns into a fight for survival. Dorothy, the little girl she is looking after can not get to sleep. Each time Julie patiently puts her back to bed, comforting her by telling her it's just a nightmare...... Or is it?


The movie was nominated to numerous festivals (including Festival international de Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Festival International Du Film Fantastique de Gerardmer, Festival De Cannes Short Film Corner.


It recently won the Directorial Discovery Award at Rhodes Island Horror film Festival, and was sold to the TV channels Arte TV and Egoist TV.

Red Balloon was released online on Vimeo and Dailymotion on 22 July 2011. It reached more than 100,000 views in a week. Red Balloon has now been seen more than 2 million times with over 1.5 million on this YouTube release.


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