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BLOOM

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BLOOM is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 9-18
4 minutes
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TALIA JACNUK
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The short film Bloom definitely touches your heart and will make you cry. There is a girl named Edna who doesn't have the best life at home. She tries to block her mind from all the bad things around her by creating her own relaxing world on a beach. She imagines her doll as a real girl running and having fun with to distract her from the real world.

The storyline follows Edna, a young girl who is struggling at home due to her father who is a drunk. She creates a little space in her closet to hide away from everything. In her closet she has drawings of beaches, dolls and lights to remind her of a world of hope and safety. She closes her eyes and drifts off into her imaginary world.

I like seeing how strong Edna is and how, even under the scary circumstances, she is able to focus her mind and escape from her reality. The camera work is really lovely and captures every moment perfectly from Edna running in the sand to the all the emotional close-ups. The beach location is pretty magnificent, especially when the sun is setting. We only get to see a limited amount of Edna house, but her closet is decorated really nicely and represents a corner of light. The background music suits the film. It is primarily piano with other enhancements.

Emme Fisher, who plays Edna, brings a lot of deep emotion to her character, to the point where she becomes Edna. Jasmine Signorino who plays the Doll acts as Edna's imaginary friend also gives a stunning performance. Koby Twist who plays the Dark Figure is only on screen briefly, but when he is you feel the tension and fear he carries with him. My favorite part of this film is when Edna is playing with her doll on the beach as the sun sets in the distance.

The message of this film is that when it seems like there is nothing good in your life dream up a world full of happiness and hope for the future. You should know that there is some alcohol shown in the film towards the end.

I give Bloom 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 10 to 18, plus adults. I believe that people need to see this short film to help inform them of what could be going on in other lives so that we can help those who may be suffering. Reviewed by Winter F., KIDS FIRST! Juror

The short film Bloom definitely touches your heart and will make you cry. There is a girl named Edna who doesn't have the best life at home. She tries to block her mind from all the bad things around her by creating her own relaxing world on a beach. She imagines her doll as a real girl running and having fun with to distract her from the real world.

The storyline follows Edna, a young girl who is struggling at home due to her father who is a drunk. She creates a little space in her closet to hide away from everything. In her closet she has drawings of beaches, dolls and lights to remind her of a world of hope and safety. She closes her eyes and drifts off into her imaginary world.

I like seeing how strong Edna is and how, even under the scary circumstances, she is able to focus her mind and escape from her reality. The camera work is really lovely and captures every moment perfectly from Edna running in the sand to the all the emotional close-ups. The beach location is pretty magnificent, especially when the sun is setting. We only get to see a limited amount of Edna house, but her closet is decorated really nicely and represents a corner of light. The background music suits the film. It is primarily piano with other enhancements.

Emme Fisher, who plays Edna, brings a lot of deep emotion to her character, to the point where she becomes Edna. Jasmine Signorino who plays the Doll acts as Edna's imaginary friend also gives a stunning performance. Koby Twist who plays the Dark Figure is only on screen briefly, but when he is you feel the tension and fear he carries with him. My favorite part of this film is when Edna is playing with her doll on the beach as the sun sets in the distance.

The message of this film is that when it seems like there is nothing good in your life dream up a world full of happiness and hope for the future. You should know that there is some alcohol shown in the film towards the end.

I give Bloom 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 10 to 18, plus adults. I believe that people need to see this short film to help inform them of what could be going on in other lives so that we can help those who may be suffering. Reviewed by Winter F., KIDS FIRST! Juror

Living in a dysfunctional home, a young girl escapes her reality.
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