Jodi Balfour set to star in psychodrama BLOOM
Jodi Balfour (The Crown, True Detective, For All Mankind, Ted Lasso Season 3) has been cast as lead actor in the upcoming short psychodrama from award-winning filmmaker, Kasey Lum.
Written and directed by Lum, Bloom explores the concept of biophilia: our innate desire to affiliate with nature. Fragile after a breakup, Laurel (played By Balfour) searches for stability, only to form a strange connection with a houseplant. As the film progresses, the plant appears to take root in Laurel's psyche; making her question where the plant ends and she begins—a metaphor for the interconnectedness between humans and nature, and the consequences that resistance between the two creates.
Kristoff Duxbury and Angelica Stirpe are set to produce and production company Boldly will be executive producing alongside Kasey Lum.
Balfour is best known for her portrayal of Ellen Wilson on Apple TV+’s space drama series For All Mankind and her starting role. She also appeared in The Crown portraying Jackie Kennedy. Jodi will next be seen in a key recurring role on the third season of Apple TV’s Ted Lasso. Balfour is managed by Ruth Bornhauser at Thruline Entertainment, APA and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.
Jodi Balfour gained prominence for her starring role as Ellen Wilson in the space drama series For All Mankind on Apple TV+. Balfour also appeared as Jackie Kennedy in The Crown. She has a recurring role in the upcoming third season of the Apple TV hit show Ted Lasso. Balfour is managed by Ruth Bornhauser at Thruline Entertainment, APA and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.
Emmy and Grammy award winning composer Ali Helnwein has signed on to compose an original score and Jan Klompje will come on board as cinematographer.
Kasey Lum is a visionary emerging director who recently wrapped up production on the pilot episode for new television show, Sunflower Lemonade. He comes from a music video background with numerous collaborations with international stars including Felix Cartal, Stromae, and Hermitude. Kasey identifies as BIPOC, with Chinese and French roots and is represented by Boldly.