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Narrative Short Film
Directed by: Shandrea Evans
Duration: 14 minutes
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Bloom follows an introverted teenager and her outspoken best friend as their already rocky relationship comes to a boiling head on the hottest, most boring day of summer 2004.
Reserved RAQUEL and socialite SHAY are two polar opposite 14-year-old friends who share one thing in common– the desire to leave lame Augusta. They sit confined to Shay’s porch on a humid summer day in 2004, yearning to get into something. When they're invited to a birthday party later that evening, Raquel is hesitant, but Shay convinces her to tag along. Throughout the day, their friendship is tested until it comes to a boiling head on the dance floor. On this adventure of a day, they discover a rude introduction to the bittersweet pains of adolescence, navigating friendship, and building community.
Genres: Drama, Teen
Perspectives: Black, Women
Studio: SLE Entertainment
Producers: Shandrea EvansJasmine McLaurinKamryn HarrisErica Louisë Turnbull
From: United States
Produced In: United States
Writers: Shandrea Evans
Lead Actors: Aaniyah PendergrassAkira Jackson
Supporting Actors: Eva BrinsonRäyya Bernae GracyCara Mae GivensParis ThompkinsMonica Rivera
Key Crew: Deanna Griffin - CinematographerAlain Fleury - EditorEmmoLei Sankofa - ComposerLatasha Louis - Costume Designer

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