With the 2015 Academy Awards less than a week away, the 2014 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short is available to watch exclusively from ShortsHD’s Official Facebook Page.
The short film follows a dying young boy, Alfred, who strikes up a friendship with the hospital’s eclectic janitor, Enzo. To ease the boy’s fear of dying, Enzo tells him a story of a magical place called Helium, because of the boy’s love of balloons. The two strike up a friendship, and Alfred is able to regain the joy and happiness in his life by finding a safe haven away from his daily life.
Watch the touching short film below: