Play Date: An Homage to the Red Balloon
A Classic Play! Short
Well my friends, here we are. Our story began with a 1960s French film about a boy and his balloon, and it ends with a modern day story about a girl and her balloon.
On a bright Saturday morning, the kids climbed into our bed and nestle between us. I grab the laptop, prop it up in a place everyone so can see and together we watch a movie that I watched long ago.
“There’s no talking?”
“No. This is a story without words.”
“How does the balloon do that? It’s like it’s really magic.”
“It’s a sort of magic. It’s called movie magic.”
“Why is the boy happy?”
“Because now he has a friend.”
“I like watching movies and cuddling.”
“Me too, kids. Me too.”
Short film shot and edited by Dave K Cooper.