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The Blimp Trap

Synopsis: 

Nine-year-old Harwood isn't like other boys in 1977 Texas. After losing his brother in a tragic car crash, his mother takes up drinking, and Harwood finds comfort in his best friend -- fellow-nine-year-old Billy, the mentally-handicapped girl from down the street. Together, they watch the famous blimp fly overhead, and craft a "blimp trap" to catch it for their very own. They're teased for their special game, and their friendship, until one day, something miraculous happens.

Runtime: 
00:43:01

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Information for the Audience: 

Nine-year-old Harwood isn't like other boys in 1977 Texas. After losing his brother in a tragic car crash, his mother takes up drinking, and Harwood finds comfort in his best friend -- fellow-nine-year-old Billy, the mentally-handicapped girl from down the street. Together, they watch the famous blimp fly overhead, and craft a "blimp trap" to catch it for their very own. They're teased for their special game, and their friendship, until one day, something miraculous happens.

Screenings / Awards: 

Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival 2016

Won
Film Festival Award
Best Documentary
Shawn Welling 
Reneé Redden-Somoza 
Miriam Esther Goldman 
Nathan Carliner Goldman 
Welling Films 
RedFan Films

 

WorldFest Houston 2016

Won
Gold Award
Best Screenplay
Shawn Welling 
Miriam Esther Goldman 
Nathan Carliner Goldman 
Harwood Taylor 
Welling Films 
RedFan Films
Won
Gold Remi Award
Rising Star - Actress
Isabella Blake-Thomas 
Welling Films 
RedFan Films
Won
Platinum Award
Dramatic-Adaptation
Shawn Welling 
Miriam Esther Goldman 
Nathan Carliner Goldman 
Harwood Taylor 
Reneé Redden-Somoza 
Welling Films 
RedFan Films

 

Directed by: 
Shawn Welling
Writing credits: 
Miriam Esther Goldman Nathan Carliner Goldman Harwood Taylor Shawn Welling
Cast: 
Blaze Tucker Isabella Blake-Thomas Reneé Redden-Somoza Nick W. Nicholson Sebastian Somoza Elizabeth Blake-Thomas Bob Boudreaux Michelle Simmons Mike Simmons Miriam Esther Goldman Nathan Carliner Goldman Shawn Welling Sheri Oster
Produced by: 
Shawn Welling Jana Fant Reneé Redden-Somoza
Music by: 
Bill Hagara
Release Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Total votes: 5274

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