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Ruby's Balloon

A young woman meets a sentient red balloon that helps her reconnect with her overbearing father.

Inspired by the 1956 film The Red Balloon (directed by Albert Lamorisse), Ruby's Balloon is about a young woman struggling with the pressures of growing up who forms a life-changing friendship with a beautiful, red balloon that has a personality of its own. This delightful and visually entertaining film reveals some of the hidden magic in the world that is often overlooked or forgotten.

  • Billy Minshull-Gardner
    Director
  • Billy Minshull-Gardner
    Writer
  • Nicole Melrose
    Writer
  • Billy Minshull-Gardner
    Producer
  • Nicole Melrose
    Producer
  • Nicole Melrose
    Key Cast
    "Ruby Windfield"
  • Brian Cresswell
    Key Cast
    "Robert Windfield"
  • Annie Jones
    Key Cast
    "Julia"
  • Debra Batton
    Key Cast
    "Margery"
  • Liam Seymour
    Key Cast
    "James"
  • Justin Johnstone
    Key Cast
    "Mr Gaudet"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 2k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35.1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Manchester Lift-Off Online Film Festival
    Online
    March 28, 2018
    Online Premiere (via private link)
    Official Selection
Director - Billy Minshull-Gardner