News 10.05.16

SCREEN QLD INVESTS IN LOCAL WRITER/DIRECTOR FEATURE ‘BLOOM’



Screen Queensland (SQ) is proud to be the primary investor of the feature film Bloom by first-time writer and director, Queensland-based Priscilla Cameron and produced by Bridget Callow-Wright.

Melissa George (Heartbeat, The Slap AU and Felony US) and Sophie Lowe (The Beautiful Lie, What Lola Wants) are confirmed to star in the dramatic feature which will be shot exclusively in Queensland. Other investors and supporters of the production include the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere Fund, Vendetta, Film Victoria, Cowlick Entertainment Group and 108 Media.

Post-production will be completed by Ausfilm Member, The Post Lounge in Victoria.

Bloom tells the story of Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, who bewitches single-dad Al and his 13-year-old boy Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin’s mother.

Jenni Tosi, Film Victoria CEO said, ‘Film Victoria is delighted to have provided support for Victorian producer Bridget Callow-Wright and Bloom since its early development. Bridget and Priscilla are an impressive team and have attached a terrific cast. It is an evocative coming of age story featuring stunning performances, visuals and post design, and is sure to delight cinema audiences.’

Bloom will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Vendetta Films with international sales by 108 Media.