YDA winner Jeremy Merrifield on punching through problems
Jeremy Merrifield, the winner of this year's Young Director Award Special Jury Prize, discusses the inspiration behind Balloon, his powerful and emotional film about a young boy coming to terms with his place in the world and the impact of hyper-masculinity on his outlook.
In the first of a series of video interviews in which we talk to the Gold Screen winners of this year's Young Director Award, Jeremy Merrifield opens up about the process of making his film, Balloon [below].
The super-hero inflected story about a young boy dealing with the issues of adolescence and the impact of hyper-masculinity won both a Gold Screen in the Film School (Six minutes and over) category, as well as the coveted Special Jury Prize.
In this 15 minute chat, Merrifield, who is signed to Great Guns for global representation, talks about his background in acting, the inspiration for the story and his hopes for the future of Balloon.
- Director Jeremy Merrifield
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