Exploring gender through the lens of the superhero myth, BALLOON questions how we raise boys when our concept of masculinity has become narrow.
For fifteen-year-old Sam, surviving high school means staying below radar. But that becomes impossible after he becomes the target of the school’s next viral video. He’s pressured to “hit back,” but Sam isn’t so sure—even if he does have superpowers.
Director: Jeremy Merrifield
Cast: Paul Scheer, Jonah Beres, Jaylin Ogle, Carson Severson
Writer(s): Jeremy Merrifield, Dave Testa