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The Screen Guide

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.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Elissa Down
Writers
Elissa Down  Jimmy Jack
Producer
Tristram Miall
Executive Producers
Sally Chesher  Toni Collette  Mark Gooder  Anita Belgiorno-Nettis
Dir. of Photography:
Denson Baker
Composer:
Michael Yezerski
Editor:
Veronika Jenet
Production Designer:
Nicholas McCallum
Cast
Rhys Wakefield - Gemma Ward - Luke Ford - Erik Thomson - Toni Collette
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Black Balloon Productions Pty Ltd
International Sales
Icon Entertainment International

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