Set in a topsy-turvy world where football is only for girls and ballet is the manliest pursuit there is, Ballerino follows one working class boy as he defies society and his father’s wishes for him to be a ballerina in favour of his repressed fascination with his sister's sport; football.
In Summer 2018 ‘Ballerino’ was awarded a “Short of the Year'‘ prize by Promofest. As part of this award Promofest will be submitting the film to 50 festivals globally.
The short had its premiere at the Manchester International Film Festival in March 2019. It has since been screened at Dorking Film Festival, Oxford International Film Festival and Lanzarote Film Festival.
The film has Premiered online in August of 2019 via the Youtube platform ‘Omeleto’. You can watch the film below.
Screen South, Arts Council England and Genera Films Funded
See the film and BTS photos below.