When attending a screening of "Waka Huia", I try and bring some balloons with me. The idea is for people who were moved by Charlie's story to attach a short message to the balloon, hoping for it to make a long trip in turn. If you happen to find one of those balloons, don't hesitate to post a picture of you with the balloon on www.facebook.com/wakahuiatheshortfilm !
On evening of 23rd October 2015, I dropped thirteen balloons inflated with helium from Ixelles. It was part of a group therapy. The goal was to symbolically blow away a series of old beliefs that have been rotting my life for years and, most importantly, to replace them with new beliefs. I had attached to each of these balloons an envelope that contained one of these new beliefs handwritten on a cardboard, as well as the animated business card I had prepared in June for Annecy.
Three weeks later, I got an e-mail from the Netherlands, 123 km away from Brussels :
"Beste Laurent, Zoals je kunt zien heb ik je luchtpost gevonden! Locatie: Valkenswaard, Nederland. Met veel enthousiasme opengemaakt. Heel leuk om even een kijkje te nemen in het leven van iemand die je helemaal niet kent. De wandeling, met mijn hond vandaag, werd hierdoor plots heel spannend! Bedankt daarvoor! Groet, Helma"
"Dear Laurent, As you can see I found your airmail! Location: Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. Opened with great enthusiasm. Very nice to take a look at the life of someone you don't know at all. The walk, with my dog today, it suddenly became very exciting! Thanks for that! Regards, Helma"
Picture on the right : Helma and her dog Ollie ;)-
When attending a screening of "Waka Huia", I try and bring some balloons with me. The idea is for people who were moved by Charlie's story to attach a short message to the balloon, hoping for it to make a long trip in turn.