Once in a while you come across a film which is pure magic, when you watch it you are glued to the screen, you can’t stop smiling and as soon as it ends – you want to watch it again! Two Balloons is one of those films and judging by the amount of Oscar-qualifying film festivals that have selected this animated short, we are not alone in those thoughts. This film is pure magic and it wouldn’t surprise us if Two Balloons wins a 2019 Academy Award.
Two Balloons will screen at Cleveland on Saturday, April 07th at 9:05 am, Sunday the 8th at 7:30 pm and Saturday the 14th at 1:30 pm. At Tribeca the film will show on Saturday, April 21st at 3:30 pm, Tuesday the 24th at 6 pm, Friday the 27th at 3:45 pm Saturday the 28th at 4:15 pm. RiverRun screenings are Saturday, April 21st at 1pm, Saturday the 28th at 1pm and Atlanta on Monday, April 16th at 9pm.
Two Balloons (2017) Trailer from Mark Smith on Vimeo.
Mark C. Smith’s heart-warming animation ‘Two Balloons’ in competition at ten Oscar-qualifying film festivals
Director Mark C. Smith’s Two Balloons is already being called a masterpiece by critics and has been selected for forty high profile film festivals. This magical film will be screened at these upcoming Oscar-qualifying film festivals; Cleveland International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and RiverRun International Film Festival.
Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.
Director Mark C. Smith’s filmography includes North, Denmark and A House, A Home. As a cinematographer, Mark spent many years filming winter expeditions in North and South America. He is the co-author of two photography books, Osterlandet and The Powder Road. Two Balloons is Mark’s first animated film.
Some of the prestigious film festivals that Two Balloons has been selected for include Foyle Film Festival, FLiCKERFEST International Short Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Anima (Brussels Animation Festival), Cleveland International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival and Short Shorts Film Festival.
Two-time Emmy winning animator Teresa Drilling has been the lead animator on Academy nominated and winning films such as Anomalisa, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Coraline and Chicken Run. Supervising Sound Editor, Eric A. Norris is also a two-time Emmy winner, he created the sound for Superman (Man of Steel), The Book of Eli and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Foley Artist Andy Malcom is also an Emmy winner and has worked on over 600 films and television series including Blade Runner, The Life Aquatic with Zissou and The Greatest Showman. Producer and visual effects artist Adam C. Sager’s extensive filmography includes the animation Coraline, TNT’s fantasy-adventure television series The Librarians, fantasy horror Grimm and the sketch-comedy series Portlandia.