Mitchell Shan’s short thriller, Balloon, was recognized this past weekend as the Scariest Film at the Northern Frights Festival in Ontario, Canada.

Directed by Mitchell Shan, Balloon debuted this summer at the HollyShorts screening at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre and has been an official selection at numerous festivals around the globe.  In Balloon, Penny fights her phobia of balloons that developed from childhood trauma involving a clown-like serial killer through psychological experimentation.

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