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Behind the Scenes of Cineplex’s A Balloon for Ben

Posted on January 11, 2017

CityMash.com - If you’ve been to the cinema lately, it’s likely you saw a magical short movie called A Balloon for Ben. This short, produced by Cineplex, is being shown before feature films and is making movie goers everywhere shed a tear and want to give their parents a call.

The movie starts in a world where films are viewed by popping balloons. Ben and his father go to purchase their film balloon in the hopes of watching it together. Only, Ben’s dad’s work keeps getting in the way. Will he find time to watch a movie with Ben before the balloon fades away?

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out A Balloon for Ben here:

Inspired by their 2015 short video Lily and The Snowman, Cineplex set to work to make a new video for the 2016/2017 winter season. Director Yves Geleyn explains that they wanted audiences to love A Balloon for Ben as much as they loved Lily and The Snowman, but that they wanted to make the film their own. Writer Nick Doerr wanted the short to showcase the magic of film. In a world as busy as ours, going to the cinema is still something we can enjoy together with our loved ones.

For a detailed look at the making of A Balloon for Ben, check out this video:

The beautiful song featured in A Balloon for Ben is a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Everywhere. It is performed by Canadian artist Em Patrick in collaboration with VaporRMW.

Check out the song behind the film here:

The team behind A Balloon for Ben say the simple message of their movie is making time for the ones you love and not losing sight of what’s important. Now that’s something we can all agree on!

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