Why Watch? In this adventurous short from Daniel Savage (who wrote, directed and animated), a young boy swallows an entire balloonful of helium and finds himself riding the wind to lands distant and sights astounding.
The animation style is dynamic and rich, layering 1950s-style travel poster scenery with a happy-mouthed mascot. On the story front, it’s a one-two punch where the kid makes a bold decision (that any of us could have or might still) and ends up spanning a globe. It’s like batting at a pinata and finding yourself on Mars.
Joyous, youthfully dangerous and diminutively epic, Helium Harvey is gorgeous fun with a sweet resolution.
What Will It Cost? About 3 minutes.