SPACEBOY

By Olivier PAIROUX

KWASSA FILMS - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Post-Production 2020

A gifted 11-year-old boy secretly builds an air balloon with his friend Emma to prove his father everything in life is possible.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Children's
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Olivier PAIROUX
    • Writer(s)
    • Olivier PAIROUX, Eusebio LARREA
    • Producer(s)
    • Annabella NEZRI (KWASSA FILMS), Katleen GOOSSENS (BULLETPROOF CUPID)
    • Synopsis
    • At only 11 years, Jim is a gifted boy passionate about space and science. Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim has to participate in a young scientist competition with his new classmate Emma, a sensitive and discreet girl. De¬spite her reluctance, Jim convinces her to imitate Kit¬tinger’s ‘Excelsior’ project (first man to reach the frontier of space in 1960) and to build secretly a real air balloon.

      This calling comes from his father, Graham, an astrophys¬icist who was meant to carry out a space mission very soon. Since Jim’s mother died, this project is very important to him.

      But when he discovers Graham has given up with¬out telling him, his world falls apart. The com¬petition turns into an obsession and Jim wants to prove unlike his father that he won’t give up.

      Jim pushes Emma to her limits and drags her into an adventure which is going to bring them closer.