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Pish Balloon

Comedy horror inspired by both the Italian 'Giallo' films of the '70s and '80s, and the notorious Scottish urban warfare weapon. 'Pish Balloon' tells the story of Jakey and his descent into a night of terror. Out for a simple night of drinking, Jakey is soon pursued by the dreaded 'Profondo Gialla', whose horrific antics have the local town in a state of high tension...

You'll be pishing yourself with fear!

  • Mark G. McFarlane
    A Letter from Perdition, Mara, Sometimes, The Quiet Season, Feeder
  • Mark G. McFarlane
    A Letter from Perdition, Mara, Sometimes, The Quiet Season, Feeder
  • Mark G. McFarlane
    A Letter from Perdition, Mara, Sometimes, The Quiet Season, Feeder
  • Marco Rinaldi
    Key Cast
    Tommy's Honour, River City
  • Poppy Roney
    Key Cast
    "Profondo Gialla"
  • Sophie-Jean Rinaldi
    Key Cast
    "Bus Stop Girl"
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    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Mark G. McFarlane

Mark G. McFarlane is from the small village of New Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. A former mining village with a rich history, New Cumnock was surrounded by stunning natural beauty that inspired Mark to start pointing a camera at it. . The son of a hard working single mother, Mark escaped from often difficult times into the worlds created by the likes of John Carpenter, David Lynch, and Ridley Scott.
After a dalliance as a graphic designer for a popular high street fashion retailer, Mark fully embraced the filmmaker inside himself, moved to England, and set himself on a path to learn all he could about becoming a better filmmaker, finally earning his BA (Hons) in Media Production.
During this time Mark and his short films were nominated for several Royal Television Society Awards, worked with quality performers, and was considered for the Scottish BAFTA New Talent Award in 2012.
After a series of small successes and reasonable sized failures, Mark decided to return home to the nourishing atmosphere of his hometown to produce feature film scripts and new short films. His first was the well received 'The Quiet Season', which directly led to the production of 'A Letter from Perdition' filmed entirely in and around his hometown. His Short 'Mara' was featured on the BBC 3 horror series 'The Fear'.
Mark lives in New Cumnock, and is currently hard at work doing pre-production on his first feature film.

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