Marcia Kimpton's BARDO BLUES In Competition At The 6th Annual Red Dirt Film Festival
"Bardo Blues", the story of a man coming to grips with tragedy by escaping to paradise, will screen at the Red DIRT Film Festival on Sunday, March 3rd, 4:30PM at the Cimarron Hotel & Suites Best Western Plus, 315 N. Husband Street, Stillwater, OK 74075. The film is up for 4 Festival Awards: Best Director Narrative Feature, Best Actor: Narrative Feature - Stephen McClintic, Best Supporting Actor: Narrative Feature - Brad Gross, and Best Cinematography: Narrative Feature - Ian McAleece and Justin McAleece.
On May 3rd, "Bardo Blues" will be by Freestyle Releasing theatrically in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. During May, Mental Health Month, the film will also be released on I Tunes, and 10 percent of all proceeds will go to Onemind.org to help find a cure to mental illness.
The film is directed, produced, written and stars Marcia Kimpton and the story is based on her life. Last year "Bardo Blues " closed out the SOHO International Film Festival and also won best film at the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival, Yes Canada FF and the LA Independent film festival. It was selected as a semi finalist at the World of film international Festival Glasgow and Top Indie Film award. Last October, Kimpton won the award for Best Director at the LA Femme International Film Festival. The film has also won awards in Cinematography, Editing, Lead Actor, and Marcia received her first Best Actress award at LAIFF.
Set in Thailand "Bardo Blues" follows Jack 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.
"I knew I had to write this as if it was my last story I had to tell" Kimpton said, and "I'm really proud of it."
See the film's recent trailer;
Obstacles did not stop Kimpton from making this film happen. On route to Thailand she lost her producer and needed to find one in a short period of time - she did it. She also did the entire pre-production without an assistant, filmed it in 16 days with a crew of 18 overseas. The film was self-funded, and if it meant going into debt, she took the risk.
Marcia Kimpton has written and produced a number of web series and short films. "Bardo Blues" is her 2nd feature film and she is currently submitting to Tribeca Film Festival her most recent short film called "My Reality." She produced, wrote, and acted "Live From The Starlight Room" a local late night show on KGO-ABC in San Francisco. She was one of the first woman in late night who sold her show to 12 stations across in America in hopes of it going national.
Now in its 6th year, the Red DIRT Film Festival (RDFF) was named one of the Top 100 festivals on FilmFreeway. RDFF hosts a fun-filled festival complete with diverse films, insightful panels and workshops, networking opportunities, table-reads, nightly parties, and live music.