Poppy Valentine, a young circus performer who has grown up in her family’s traveling circus, begins dreaming of what life would be like outside of its fences. Now in her mid-20s and with more unwelcomed responsibility weighing her down, she’s desperate to determine if this life is for her. As she slowly takes time for herself, finding independence and even love, she strains her relationship with those around her in the tight-knit circus community. Amidst her overprotective father, stressful circus expectations, and a blossoming curiosity for a life of her own, Poppy must decide if the risk is worth leaving everything she’s ever known behind.
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Written and directed by Em Johnson, Balloon Animal is available on VOD on April 7.