Poppy Valentine, a young circus performer who has grown up in her family's traveling circus,
begins dreaming of what life would be like outside of its fences. Now in her mid-20s and
with more unwelcomed responsibility weighing her down, she's desperate to figure out if this life is for her. As she slowly begins to take time for herself, finding independence and even love, she strains her relationship with those around her in the tight-knit circus community. Amidst her overprotective father, stressful circus expectations, and a blossoming curiosity for a life of her own, Poppy must decide if the risk is worth leaving everything she's ever known behind.
BALLOON ANIMAL is written and directed by Em Johnson. Cinematography by Megan Stacey. Produced by Ruvi Leider, Monica O'Hara, and Katherine Waddell. Composed by Alexa L. Borden and Connor Cook. Edited by Gregory Tuzin. A First Bloom Films production.
Starring: Katherine Waddell, Ilia Volok, Erin Li, Dani Baez,
and Michael David Wilson