Official Trailer for Indie Film 'Bardo Blues' Follows a Man in Thailand

April 1, 2019
Source: YouTube

Bardo Blues Trailer

"She's only going to take you further into hell!" Freestyle DM has released an official US trailer for an indie drama titled Bardo Blues, which first premiered at festivals back in 2017 and is just now getting a VOD release. Bardo Blues is directed by actress / producer Marcia Kimpton, who also co-stars in the film, co-wrote the screenplay, and produced it (and did all her own makeup - according to Trivia on IMDb). The story follows a mentally ill young man attempting to come to grips with his haunting past (about the mother that abandoned him) by seeking solace and understanding in the unfamiliar Eastern culture of Thailand. It weaves "spiritual awakenings and soulful struggles", and stars Stephen McClintic, Gina Haining, Brian Gross, Natalie Denise Sperl, Tilt Tyree, and Micah Kaneko, plus Kimpton. This does not look good.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Kimpton & Haining & McAleece's Bardo Blues, from YouTube:

Bardo Blues Poster

Set in Thailand, Bardo Blues follows Jack (Stephen McClintic) as he struggles to learn the truth about the mother that abandoned him and his own reason for existing. Weaving spiritual awakenings and soulful struggles, Bardo Blues will leave you questioning everything you think you know about who you are, where you came from and where you are going. Bardo Blues is directed by filmmaker / actress Marcia Kimpton (making her feature directorial debut, which she already followed up with My Reality), and co-directed by Mark Haining (his first feature) & Justin McAleece (a cinematographer & camera operator, director of Sinister Heaven previously). The screenplay is written by Marcia Kimpton and Anthony Taylor. This initially premiered at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival in 2017. Freestyle DM will release Kimpton & Haining & McAleece's Bardo Blues direct-to-VOD starting May 3rd, 2019 coming up. Anyone?

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Yeah, it does look like it can't find its way to the story ...

shiboleth on Apr 1, 2019


Too bad...I didn't believe one second of any of this acting. Script seemed pretty bad and the acting horrible. Too bad as I liked the "spiritual awakenings and soulful struggles" bit, even though I saw none of that in the trailer. Oh well...she did do her own make-up gotta give the woman credit because she put this whole thing together, shot it and is getting it released. That is no small feat.

thespiritbo on Apr 1, 2019


Supporting independent art is easier if you don't call things horrible and bad. Thanks anyway for the comment.

Justin McAleece on Apr 4, 2019


NOPE. It's amusing how they're trying to sell you on it with all the "festival" badges lol. "Official selection of ____insert festival here___" Just because it was selected to play, doesn't mean it's GOOD.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 3, 2019


Bardo Blues has received 27 awards to date for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Screenplay, and a variety of other categories from over a dozen film festivals. The laurels are for wins in general, not just selections.

Justin McAleece on Apr 4, 2019


Wow. That's surprising. Wouldn't have guessed it from the trailer for the brief moment they flash it.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 4, 2019


You're right though. Typically they are all "Official Selection" laurels. TBF just because it wins at Sundance doesn't mean it's good! I've seen some real stinkers there 🙂

Justin McAleece on Apr 4, 2019


Would have preferred to follow a Thai man in America.

DAVIDPD on Apr 3, 2019

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