Winner > Best First-Time Feature Film
‘Bloom’ is a fictional drama that follows the past and present life of Kate, a mother of two children, Katie and Brent, and her poodle, Storm. Stirred by the desire to flee her small-town Indiana life, this ambling Midwest tale begins with Kate in her late sixties, on the eve of an impromptu vacation to her son’s house in Missouri. However, this road trip quickly snowballs into an adventure across America. Driven by memories from her past, we come to learn how Kate once broke free from her hometown and toured with a band on the road. Unfortunately, this dream came to an abrupt end leaving her right back in the stagnant, small-town life she so desperately yearned to escape from. With her children’s inadvertent guidance, Kate’s attempt to fulfill her pursuit for independence is met face-to-face with her life’s deepest regret.
Mark Totte Director
Mark Totte Writer
Mark Totte Producer
Leo Farbman Producer
Russell McGee Producer
Matt Kaye Producer