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The Screen Guide

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom is a fictional documentary about the life and great love of an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse – wandering blindly into the past, while remembering the future. The film charts Bloom’s rise from scientific oddity to international superstar as he searches for love and meaning in this strange, backwards world. When the world proves unready for Bloom’s radical ideas, his fall from grace is as swift as it is tragic. But for Bloom, the end is only the beginning…

Cast & Crew & Production Details

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Cris Jones
Cris Jones
Melanie Coombs  Alicia Brown  Mish Armstrong
Executive Producers
Shaun Miller  Jonathan Page
Dir. of Photography
Laszlo Baranyai ACS
Paul Gillett
Bill Murphy
Production Designer
Ben Morieson
Xavier Samuel - Matilda Brown - Rachel Ward
Production Completion
Production Company
Otto Bloom Optimism Film Pty Ltd  Optimism Film Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Bonsai Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
Global Screen

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Screen News

Otto Bloom prepares to premiere at MIFF

Xavier Samuel was beckoned back by Belvoir Theatre. A year later, fortuitous timing has led to four features and a TV series shot almost back-to-back.

26 Jul 2016
By Caris Bizzaca
Triumphant return: Goldstone