In The Making, Longlist - Personal Project

Balloon Boy

Alexander Gilbert

Balloon Boy captures a portrait of Kawsar, a young boy from Bangladesh who supports his family by selling balloons on the streets of Dhaka.

Alex injects all of his projects with sharp concepts that compliment his meticulous filmmaking craft. Alex’s filmmaking journey began at age 6 in his bedroom in the small town of Loma Linda, California where he created his first movies using Lego figures and a stop motion camera. His stories have grown in scope and scale over the years, but that same childlike wonder remains. He is currently an independent director on the rise with his most recent accomplishment being a 2021 YDA award.