The Black Balloon 13 years old

Sometimes it's hard to be the odd one in.

The Black Balloon

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?


Toni Collette
Toni Collette

Maggie Mollison

Anthony Phelan
Anthony Phelan

Mr. Masters

Gemma Ward
Gemma Ward

Jackie Masters

Rhys Wakefield
Rhys Wakefield

Thomas Mollison

Luke Ford
Luke Ford

Charlie Mollison

The Black Balloon Cast

Name Character
Toni Collette She was 35, now 48 years old as Maggie Mollison
Rhys Wakefield He was 20, now 32 years old as Thomas Mollison
Luke Ford He was 42, now 55 years old as Charlie Mollison
Gemma Ward She was 21, now 33 years old as Jackie Masters
Lisa Kowalski as Sally
Nathin Butler He was 107, now 120 years old as Chris
Anthony Phelan He was 54, now 67 years old as Mr. Masters

The Black Balloon Crew

Name Department
Veronika Jenet as Editor. He was 8 (now 21) years old Editing
Elissa Down as Director. He was 33 (now 46) years old Directing
Elissa Down as Writer. He was 33 (now 46) years old Writing
Tristram Miall as Producer. Production
Denson Baker as Director of Photography. Camera
Michael Yezerski as Original Music Composer. He was 58 (now 71) years old Sound
Jimmy Jack as Writer. He was 30 (now 43) years old Writing
The Black Balloon poster
The Black Balloon (13 years)

Sometimes it's hard to be the odd one in.

  • Release day: Saturday, March 08, 2008
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Budget: 5000000.00
  • Revenue: 5000000.00