The Black Balloon premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and received the Crystal Bear award. Congratulations! From the Berlinale website:
Prizes of the Generation 14plus Youth Jury 2008
The members of the Generation 14plus Youth Jury Roman Akbar, Zadora Enste, Hans Hirsch, Nora Kubach, Zo? Martin, Linda Moog, and Lavan Vasuthevan give the following awards:
The Crystal Bear for the best feature-length film goes to
The Black Balloon by Elissa Down (Australia)
We were very moved by the close to life story portraying the everyday life of an extraordinary family in this film. We were especially impressed by the way in which joyous and serious moments were expertly interwoven, and also by the actors’ excellent performances.
The official website for The Black Balloon has photos and the trailer for your viewing pleasure. I’ve also added a couple of pictures from the official website to The Black Balloon gallery here at Erik Thomson Central.
The Black Balloon MySpace page also has new photos from the Berlin Film Festival. So far there is one picture with Erik in it. 🙂