POV Shorts Season 1
  • Short Film
  • 2018
  • 6 Mins

The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were about to be released at once, breaking the world record. What could go wrong?

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Critical Acclaim

If Balloonfest were fictional it would be classed as a black comedy, but this is real life tragicomedy playing right out in front of you. Christopher Guest would be so proud.

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