Writer/director: Lucy Cuthbert
Producer: Orion Holder-Monk
Production Mentor: Catherine Fitzgerald
A young girl and her mother grapple with grief after losing their sister and daughter to poisoning in the neighbouring river. In the process, they neglect the love that makes life worth living.
How can harmony be restored – between mother and daughter, and between the land and environment?
In this dystopian drama, young Wellington film-makers Lucy Cuthbert and Orion Holder-Monk explore the human cost of water pollution in an increasingly toxic Aotearoa.
Bloom is one of the Someday Stories series of sustainability-focused short films by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand.
Someday Stories are produced by Connected Media with support from NZ On Air, The Body Shop, Te Māngai Pāho and the New Zealand Film Commission in association with Stuff, Māori Television On Demand, The Wireless, and the coconet.tv.