BLOOM is short, narrative dance film, which explores the conflict between the desire to go back to the innocence and dream state of childhood and the need to accept the adult world for what it is, no matter how cruel or ugly at times.
Anderson’s Anima meets Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon meets Glazer's Strasbourg 1518 = BLOOM.
Exploring the realm of cinema outside of commercial interests and verbal narration BLOOM aims to tell the story only through dance, lighting techniques, costumes, and soundscapes.
Styling & Glam
Meet the Director and Producer, Isabel Belić
What Isabel offers to the London art scene, her being of a diverse background, half Croatian, and half Kurdish from Turkmenistan, is a sensual approach to film.
Isabel has directed experimental and narrative short films, successfully screening her works in festivals like Saatchi’s Gallery International Student Moving Image Showcase and ROS Film Festival. Apart from directing, Isabel has experience in a variety of other roles, including Assisting Directing, and Illustrating. Currently, at Ravensbourne University, she cultivates her growing love for haptic storytelling, performance art, and film distribution.
Meet the Choreographer, Juan Sánchez Plaza
Juan is a lover of any movement form. He studied at the Professional Conservatory for dance in Valencia and then enrolled in SEAD in Salzburg, from where he graduated in 2018.
Juan then moved to the UK, where he continues to work as a freelance dancer and choreographer for stage TV and film productions. Up to this day, he worked with Tom Dale Company for the Productions Step Sonic and Urban Explorers, BBC for a commissioned dance film Risheeh, as well as alongside multiple UK artists, including Joy Crookes, Jay Author, and Carla Starks.
Meet the Cinematographer, Gabriele Mango
Gabriele is a lighting enthusiast who was born and raised in Italy. Gabriel has been working in the film industry as a freelance lighting technician since 2018, shifting from his strong photography background.
Picking up a camera as a teenager, he exhibited his photo collection of life in Mozambique at the heart of Rome. Furthering his passion forward, Gabriel has worked as a Director of Photography on many Short Films, Music Videos, and Branded Content. Currently, he continues to develop his practice by working as a Gaffer alongside acclaimed Directors of Photography.
Meet the Dancers: Misseti Oyeniyi, Maja Melanowicz, Josephine Eum, Adam Wadge, Leora McNamara, Mariia Panchuk, Mide Odugbesan, Gabriel Roberto Greer, Rohan Cuthill, and Alejandra Ramírez.
Our dancers are of all ages and come from all levels of experience and backgrounds, and we are proud to provide this equal opportunity and make the art of dance accessible to all!
SUPPORTING UKRAINIAN CHILDREN
With the support of our Ukrainian child-dancer Maria Panchuk, we hope that this project will also help to raise awareness of how children can suffer from the decisions made by adults, reflecting the current war outbreak in Ukraine. To support children and families whose lives are being torn apart, we have collaborated with the charity foundation “The Voices of Children” (БФ «Голоси дітей») to help raise funds for Ukrainian children and provide them all the things necessary for a safe and healthy childhood.
We are planning to organize a charity event at Ravensbourne University London. For further details about the dates and the event, follow us on Instagram: @bloomfilmoffical
To find more information about the charity foundation and how you can help please visit: https://voices.org.ua/en/
We will go into production by the end of May, shooting from Tuesday the 24th to Thursday the 26th. This is our biggest and most ambitious project yet and with the miracle of crowdfunding, we can get our budget from the kind contributions of people like you. Please see the budget below to see what your kind donations will cover!