A short film about one woman’s strange encounter with a helium balloon.

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About the film…

A woman finds a seemingly innocent balloon outside her front door. She brings it inside…Things get weird.

Written and performed by Michelle Alexander and marking the directing debut of Daniel David Stewart, Blow Out was born from a case of writers block and one persistent old birthday balloon that refused to “die”.  

Currently we have submitted to festivals world-wide and will announce a screening schedule in the coming months. Stay tuned.

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A child-like world of personified inanimate objects, meets grown-up consequences.


Creative Team


Michelle Alexander - writer/performer

Michelle Alexander is an actor/writer originally from Vancouver Island, Canada.
As an actor, Michelle has been featured in many network shows, feature and short film, including Recurring roles on The Expanse (Amazon) and Designated Survivor (ABC), as well as the Series Regular role of Alison on Vincenzo Natali’s horror series, Darknet (Netflix US, CAN, UK).
As a writer, Michelle worked on the last season of Haunted Case Files; in 2017 her comedy-horror series Fatal Murder Mystery, she co-wrote/stars in with Sophia Fabiilli, was a finalist in the international Beyond the Box Competition at the Just for Laughs Festival; in 2016, she won Smokebomb Entertainment's AMP Accelerator Competition at the Banff World Media Festival alongside Sophia Fabiilli.
Michelle works on both sides of the border, splitting her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.


Daniel David Stewart - director/Producer

Daniel David Stewart, a native of Southern California, is best known for his recent role of Milo Minderbinder in George Clooney’s Catch-22 on Hulu. He’s also a fixture in the theatre community having done the recent Tony Nominated/Winning productions of Spring Awakening and The Band’s Visit on Broadway.

Blow Out marks his first time behind the camera as a director and he couldn’t be more excited to share the amazing work of Michelle Alexander.



Written and Performed by: Michelle Alexander

Directed and Produced by: Daniel David Stewart

Director of Photography: Marshall Douglis

Edited by: Jessica Rose / Daniel David Stewart

Original score by: Logan Hunter & Ross Reinhardt

Baking Show VO: Misty Stinnett and Daniel David Stewart

Hair and Makeup: Sarah Krasnianski

Sound Recordist: Matt Thompson

Post-Sound: Alex Borquez

Special FX: Jamie Yu

1st Assistant Camera: Jackie Bryan

Gaffer: Tanner Johnston

Colorist: Arthur Oganesyan 


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