Bloom is a story about taking risks. As the short film opens, we meet Isabella, an Argentinian girl arriving in the U.S. for the very first time to visit a long-time friend. Looking to escape the monotony of everyday life, Isabella finds herself in a remote West Coast mountain town armed with nothing but her luggage and scant understanding of the English language. Upon realizing her luggage was mixed up at the airport, she embarks on an unexpected journey with a stranger, one that flips her world upside down. Limited by language barriers, these two strangers must rely only on body language and facial expressions to convey even simple thoughts and ideas.
Directors: Diego Contreras, Khalid Mohtaseb
Cast: Florencia Chiaramoni, James Mackay
Writer: Diego Contreras
Director Of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb
Producer: Brendan Cochrane
Production Company: NYLAHD
Co-Producers: Diego Contreras, Khalid Mohtaseb
Production Supervisor: James Parker
Location Managers: Fred Gee, Chris Langley
Location Supervisor: Manuel Ruiz
Production Designer: Joseph Sciacca
Editor: Alex Bohs
Edit Producer: Josh Greenberg, We Are Famous
Colorist: Aline Sinquin, The Mill
Color Assist: Elias Nousiopoulus, Ashley Ayarza
Color Producer: Kimberly Rivero
Sound Design and Mix: Defacto Sound
2nd Unit DP: Dan Stewart
Steadicam Operator: Mike Wilson
1st AC: Jared Knecht
Aerial Photography: Aerial Imagery Works
Gaffer: Dan Stewart
Prop Master: Madison Hatch
Production Assistant – Jessica Swopshire
Behind-the-scenes: David Gamboa
Location Sound: David Gamboa
Stylist: Saury Armenta
Hair/Makeup: Diana Solano
VFX: Cvlt Production, Tanguy Bodivit
VFX Producer: Chavvah Stuart
Additional VFX: Dan DiFelice
Additional Cast: Diana Solano, Tom Spinks, Cheryl Howerton
Music / Score:
“Arrival”, original track by Nathan Matthew David.
“Lost and Found”, “Steering Blind”, “Wherever It Goes” original tracks by The Driftmob Orchestra. Courtesy of Soundproof Tracks.
“Perfect Vision”, Courtesy of Soundproof Tracks.
“Crow: When Your Love Somebody” by Kool Head
Written by Brandon McMichael and Jason Nitti
Courtesy of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
Vimeo, Bullitt Branded, Red Digital Cinema, Glyph Production Technologies, California Stake Parks, and Hernany Perla.