Over the course of one night, a woman (Abby Jacobson) drives across LA with her heroin addict brother (Dave Franco) in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow. The trailer doesn’t reveal a ton of detail but still heartbreaking. When Abby Jacobson comes to mind I immediately think comedy and this is anything but that. It focuses on and features an intense look at enabling drug use and having to balance the act of being a friend and helping the ones you love over come addiction.
The film stars Abbi Jacobson (Broad City, Disenchantment, The LEGO Ninjago Movie) and Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist, The Little Hours, 21 Jump Street), 6 BALLOONS also features Tim Matheson (Animal House, The West Wing) and Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle, The Big Bang Theory). 6 BALLOONS is the directorial debut of Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar), who also wrote the script; and produced by Samantha Housman (1922, Captain Fantastic), Ross M. Dinerstein (1922), Reid Carolin (Magic Mike, Logan Lucky), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, Logan Lucky) and Peter Kiernan (Mad Love, Wingmen).
6 Balloons premiered out of SXSW on Monday, March 12, 2018.