Spaceboy (2020)

  • Drama, Adventure
  • 1h 37m



At only 11 years, Jim is a gifted boy passionate about space and science. Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim is soon tasked to participate in a science competition with his new classmate Emma, a sensitive and discreet girl.

Despite her reluctance, Jim convinces her to imitate Kittinger’s ‘Excelsior’ project (first man to reach the frontier of space in 1960) and to secretly build a real air balloon. This calling comes from his father, Graham, an astrophysicist who was supposed to carry out a space mission, but had to abandon the project due to the passing of Jim’s mother.

The space mission has become very important to Jim since his mother’s death. But when he discovers that Graham has given up without telling him, his world falls apart. The competition turns into an obsession and Jim wants to prove that unlike his father, he’s is not a quitter!

Jim pushes Emma to her limits and drags her into a dangerous adventure which, only if successful, is going to bring them closer together.

Age Recommendation: 12+ *Contains one reference of strong language, moderate language throughout and mild scenes of peril.

Available to watch between 22nd - 28th October.

Screening as part of Cinemagic Belfast.

Cinemagic Festival is funded by Belfast City Council, Tourism NI and funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen. Cinemagic is supported by the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund, awarding funds from National Lottery.