Did You Know?
If you don't have a million of what I call 'whammo' scenes, which means you can't go five seconds between somebody getting whammoed, studios don't think kids will like it. Personally, I think children are a lot more observant and adaptable.
Was UCLA classmate of Francis Ford Coppola
, who as exec. producer of
The Black Stallion
, chose Ballard to direct it.
Films often focus on animal and human interactions.