Experiencing Interruptions?


A little girl frees all of her balloons. Halfway across the world, one of those balloons arrives at its destiny.

  • Frank H. Woodward
    Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown, Men In Suits
  • Frank H. Woodward
    Wrong Turn 6, Black Forest
  • Brian Kelly Jones
  • Scott Anderson
  • Eileen Reeder
  • William Janczewski
  • Jim Myers
  • Graham Skipper
    Key Cast
    Almost Human
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    horror, comedy, fantasy, kids, family
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Horrible Imaginings San Diego, CA
    September 12, 2015
    US Premiere
Director Biography - Frank H. Woodward

Frank H. Woodward is a producer, director, writer, editor and documentary filmmaker.

Frank’s feature documentaries are fed by a deep love of sci-fi, horror and fantasy. His first documentary was the award winning LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. This chronicle of the life, work and mind of author H.P. Lovecraft featured interviews with Neil Gaiman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Peter Straub, John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro.

His other documentary work includes MEN IN SUITS, a look at the art of creature suits and the actors that bring those characters to life including Doug Jones, Tom Woodruff, Jr. and the original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima.

As a screenwriter, Frank wrote the horror sequel WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT for Fox and the SyFy Original Movie BLACK FOREST. He was also an executive producer on the SyFy International film FIREQUAKE.

Recently, Frank completed work on the short film BALLOON. He is currently developing new documentaries and film projects. A self proclaimed “film anarchist”, Frank is thrilled to explore new frontiers for independent filmmakers beyond the Hollywood system.

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Director Statement

It started when I saw a deflated balloon on the side of the road. I was in the middle of what is called Hidden Valley, CA. Nothing but horse ranches and high income isolationists populate the area. It isn''t the place you'd expect to find a fallen balloon. My mind began to wonder... How did it get here? How far did it travel? Where do balloons go once they've been set free?

It was this bit of whimsy that sparked BALLOON. Choosing a form for the story came from that part of myself that loves filmmaking for the challenge. In this age of dialogue and characters defined by origin monologues, I wanted to make a silent film. A story told entirely through pictures like the old days. That's what led to BALLOON being a silent film.

Now most people know the classic silent films were never truly silent. They were often accompanied by live music and sound effects. And it wasn't nostalgia that inspired a silent film approach. It was the challenge. Could I tell a story without one liners or pop culture gags? A true piece of cinema. No words. Just images and sounds.

And balloons!