All Thomas wants is to fit in, but with his autistic older brother Charlie, fitting in can prove to be more than a challenge in the 2008 Crystal Bear-winning 'The Black Balloon'.
How does it feel to be a teenager having to move to a new town and dealing with an autistic older brother? The brand new trailer of "The Black Balloon" presents those troubling situations through the eyes of Thomas. Apart from giving out the problems faced by Thomas, the two minutes more video footage also focuses on the teenager's romantic relationship with Jackie.
Telling the story of a family with an autistic son, the NeoClassics Films drama follows Thomas as he and his family move to a new home. As if having to start at a new school is not a troubling matter for a teenager, Thomas is put in charge of his autistic older brother Charlie to make it easier for his pregnant mother. Facing his biggest challenge yet, he is taken to an emotional roller-coaster ride as he has to deal with Charlie's unusual antics and his frustrations about him.
Coming from first time director Elissa Down, "The Black Balloon" has been awarded with a Crystal Bear as the best feature-length film in the Generation 14plus category at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany in February 2008. Starring Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Gemma Ward, Erik Thomson and Toni Collette, it is set for limited U.S. release this coming Friday on December 5.
"The Black Balloon" New Trailer: