On an ordinary afternoon, in a small NY apartment, a man absentmindedly crumples a scrap of foil into a ball, and peers into his opened hand. In the magnifying glass of his daydreaming mind, this ball suddenly enlarges into a ball of dizzyingly stupendous proportions! Here begins a most unusual journey. Working by himself, for himself, and for reasons he truthfully doesn’t wish to comprehend, our nameless hero (Sean Logan) sets about assembling the largest perfectly round foil ball his small city apartment can hold. As it grows and grows, he must come to grips with his shame at looting corner garbage cans, the hassles of his shrinking living space, and, inevitably, the bittersweet fact that his beautiful, enormous, all-consuming ball must end. Based on Matthew Yeager’s award winning poem of the same title (Best American Poetry 2005), “A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment” is an allegorical meditation on the inspiration of limitations, self-reliance, and the emotional strains, trade-offs, and headaches that come with executing any vision – absurd as it might be. Briskly paced by voiceover narration and a drum score by world-renowned tabla master Marcus Wise, this fifteen-minute live-action short is the first film by the team at Chicken Truck Productions (Yeager, Logan, cinematographer Mateusz Broughton, art director Loui Terrier). It marks Sean Logan’s directorial debut.