A Twistful of Dollars

"A Twistful of Dollars"

Narrative short film
Written and directed by Kevin Murray, based on a story by Ted Patterson


Status: Released


Synopsis: Two balloon twisters — one a shy entertainer, one a pompous showman — vie for the same job at a child's birthday party. As they engage in an epic duel to woo the crowd and win the coveted paycheck, their battle produces hazardous yet hysterical, and magical, results. It's high noon — with balloons.


Background: A quirky comedy that takes a fun and absurd look at the art (and rivalry) of balloon twisting. Filmed in Charlotte, NC.


Accolades: "A Twistful of Dollars" won Best Comedy at the 2023 Longleaf Film Festival and the 2023 Andromeda Film Festival. It is an Official Selection of the 2023 ConCarolinas Film Festival. The "Twistful" script was a recipient of the Footcandle Society's 2019 Filmmaking Grant Fund.


IMDB: Check out "A Twistful of Dollars" on IMDB.