Reprinted from NRFF on 08/22/2019. Click here to see original piece.

Balloon Girl Selected for NRFF London 2019


Director: Shabnam Rezaei Country: Canada Genre: Animation Runtime: 3 m Block G Screening: TT Cinema 22.08 Time: 7-8.15pm

A little girl carries a big red balloon through the park – she is very proud of it. Elsewhere in the park a baby cries loudly in his pram, and his mother tries in vain to soothe him.

Director Biography

Shabnam Rezei started Big Bad Boo to make quality cartoons. Shows include ’16 Hudson’ (TVO Kids), ‘Bravest Knight’ (Hulu), ‘Mixed Nutz’, ‘Lili & Lola’ and ‘1001 Nights’ (Teletoon), which airs in 80 countries. Based in NYC and Vancouver, the company has an SVOD channel Oznoz that serves cartoons in various languages. With a BS in Computer Science, a BA in German Literature from UPenn, and an MBA from NYU, Shabnam started her career on Wall Street. She was born in Iran, grew up in Austria and is raising her girls trilingual.