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Elissa Down is a director and writer, known for Feel the Beat (2020), The Black Balloon (2008) and The Honor List (2018). See full bio »

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Known For

Feel the Beat Director
The Honor List Director
Confess Director


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 2020 Feel the Beat
 2012 Offspring (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2008 The Black Balloon (directed by)
 2004 Summer Angst (Short)
 2003 The Cherry Orchard (Short)
 2003 The Bathers (Short)
 2002 Her Outback (Documentary short)
 2001 HMAS Unicorn (Short)
 2001 Pink Pyjamas (Short)
 2000 Samantha Stewart, Aged 14 (Short)
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Show Show Self (2 credits)

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[on her real-life younger brother, Sean, the inspiration for Charlie, the older brother with autism in The Black Balloon (2008)] When people talk about autism they often reference Rain Man (1988), which is one aspect of autism. Sean is very different, and we had the added frustration of him being an elective mute. He was so naughty and so full of life, and we always thought he would be a great ... See more »

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